List of number-one singles of 1981 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1981.

Week ending Song Artist
3 January There's No-one Quite Like Grandma St Winifred's School Choir
10 January (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
17 January
24 January
31 January Imagine
7 February Woman
14 February
21 February
28 February Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
7 March
14 March
21 March Vienna Ultravox
28 March More and More Joe Dolan Republic of Ireland
4 April This Ole House Shakin' Stevens
11 April
18 April
25 April Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
2 May
9 May Stars on 45 Starsound
16 May
23 May You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June
27 June
4 July One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson
11 July
18 July When You Were Sweet Sixteen The Fureys and Davy Arthur Republic of Ireland
25 July The Streets of New York Wolfe Tones Republic of Ireland
1 August
8 August
15 August Green Door Shakin' Stevens
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September A Bunch of Thyme Foster and Allen Republic of Ireland
19 September Japanese Boy Aneka
26 September Prince Charming Adam and the Ants
3 October
10 October Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) Ottawan
17 October
24 October It's My Party Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin
31 October
7 November
14 November
21 November Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
28 November Begin the Beguine Julio Iglesias
5 December
12 December
19 December Don't You Want Me The Human League
26 December One of Us ABBA
  • 24 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "You Drive Me Crazy" - Shakin' Stevens (6)
  • Most weeks at Number One (artist): Shakin' Stevens (13)
  • Most No.1s: John Lennon, Shakin' Stevens (3)

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