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The ARC Weekly Top 40 Archives:

December 12, 1981





  wks peak  
40 38 20 Tryin' To Live My Life Without You

from the LP
Nine Tonight
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 24 - 20 - 14 - 9 - 6 - 6 - 4 - 9 - 20 - 38 - 40 -
Bob Seger & The
Silver Bullet Band
13 4 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
39 --- --- Castles In The Air

from the LP
Believers
ARC chart run: 39 -
Don McLean 1 39 Don McLean - "Castles In The Air" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
38 30 18 Arthur's Theme
(The Best That You Can Do)

from the
Arthur soundtrack
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 22 - 11 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 18 - 30 - 38 -
Christopher Cross 17 1(2) Christopher Cross - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
37 --- --- Controversy

from the LP
Controversy
ARC chart run: 37 -
Prince 1 37 Prince - "Controversy" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
36 39 --- Wrack My Brain

from the LP
Stop And Smell The Roses
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 -
Ringo Starr 2 36 Ringo Starr - "Wrack My Brain" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
35 --- --- She's Got A Way

from the LP
Songs In The Attic
ARC chart run: 35 -
Billy Joel 1 35 Billy Joel - "She's Got A Way" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
34 23 24 No Reply At All

from the LP
Abacab
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 25 - 24 - 23 - 34 -
Genesis 6 23 Genesis - "No Reply At All" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
33 --- --- Waiting On A Friend

from the LP
Tattoo You
ARC chart run: 33 -
Rolling Stones 1 33 Rolling Stones - "Waiting On A Friend" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
32 --- --- Shake It Up

from the LP
Shake It Up
ARC chart run: 32 -
The Cars 1 32 The Cars - "Shake It Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
31 20 8 Start Me Up

from the LP
Tattoo You
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 17 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 20 - 31 -
Rolling Stones 16 1(1) Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
30 32 37 Living Eyes

from the LP
Living Eyes
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 30 -
Bee Gees 3 30 Bee Gees - "Living Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
29 31 39 I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World

from the LP
There's No Gettin' Over Me
ARC chart run: 39 - 31 - 29 -
Ronnie Milsap 3 29 Ronnie Milsap - "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
28 34 40 Under Pressure

from the Queen LP
Hot Space
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 28 -
Queen & David Bowie 3 28 Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
27 37 --- Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight

from the LP
Step By Step
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 -
Eddie Rabbitt 2 27 Eddie Rabbitt - "Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
26 15 17 Take My Heart

from the LP
Something Special
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 25 - 22 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 26 -
Kool & The Gang 8 15 Kool & The Gang - "Take My Heart" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
25 28 30 Steal The Night

from the LP
Take Me To Your Heaven
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 30 - 28 - 25 -
Stevie Woods 5 25 Stevie Woods - "Steal The Night" (Single)
24 26 29 Heart Like A Wheel

from the LP
Circle Of Love
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 29 - 26 - 24 -
Steve Miller Band 5 24 Steve Miller Band - "Heart Like A Wheel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
23 29 35 Hooked On Classics

from the LP
Hooked On Classics
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 23 -
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra
3 23 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - "Hooked On Classics" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
22 14 4 Here I Am

from the LP
The One That You Love
ARC chart run: 33 - 25 - 18 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 14 - 22 -
Air Supply 11 4 Air Supply - "Here I Am" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
21 27 34 Cool Night

from the LP
Cool Night
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 21 -
Paul Davis 3 21 Paul Davis - "Cool Night" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
20 22 23 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)

from the LP
Wanna Be A Star
ARC chart run: 40 - 30 - 28 - 26 - 23 - 22 - 20 -
Chilliwack 7 20 Chilliwack - "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
19 21 25 Centerfold

from the LP
Freeze Frame
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 25 - 21 - 19 -
J. Geils Band 5 19 J. Geils Band - "Centerfold" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
18 19 21 The Sweetest Thing

from the LP
Juice
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 28 - 21 - 19 - 18 -
Juice Newton 6 18 Juice Newton - "The Sweetest Thing" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 24 28 Turn Your Love Around

from the LP
The George Benson Collection
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 24 - 17 -
George Benson 4 17 George Benson - "Turn Your Love Around" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 8 3 Private Eyes

from the LP
Private Eyes
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 18 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 16 -
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
15 1(1) Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Private Eyes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 18 32 Comin' In And Out Of Your Life

from the LP
Memories
ARC chart run: 32 - 18 - 15 -
Barbra Streisand 3 15 Barbra Streisand - "Comin' In And Out Of Your Life" (Singe)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 17 26 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

from the LP
Private Eyes
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 17 - 14 -
Daryl Hall &
John Oates
4 14 Daryl Hall & John Oates - "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 16 19 Yesterday's Songs

from the LP
On The Way To The Sky
ARC chart run: 35 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 13 -
Neil Diamond 5 13 Neil Diamond - "Yesterday's Songs" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 13 14 Trouble

from the LP
Law And Order
ARC chart run: 28 - 23 - 16 - 14 - 13 - 12 -
Lindsey Buckingham 6 12 Lindsey Buckingham - "Trouble" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 12 16 Our Lips Are Sealed

from the LP
Beauty & The Beat
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 31 - 27 - 21 - 16 - 12 - 11 -
The Go-Go's 8 11 The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 11 15 Harden My Heart

from the LP
Quarterflash
ARC chart run: 34 - 26 - 20 - 15 - 11 - 10 -
Quarterflash 6 10 Quarterflash - "Harden My Heart" (Singe)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 10 13 Leather And Lace

from the LP
Bella Donna
ARC chart run: 29 - 24 - 17 - 13 - 10 - 9 -
Stevie Nicks
with
Don Henley
6 9 Stevie Nicks with Don Henley - "Leather And Lace" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 9 12 Don't Stop Believing

from the LP
Escape
ARC chart run: 37 - 31 - 24 - 20 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 8 -
Journey 8 8 Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 7 10 Let's Groove

from the LP
Raise!
ARC chart run: 36 - 30 - 21 - 18 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 7 -
Earth, Wind & Fire 8 7 Earth, Wind & Fire - "Let's Groove" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 6 9 Young Turks

from the LP
Tonight I'm Yours
ARC chart run: 34 - 26 - 20 - 15 - 13 - 9 - 6 - 6 -
Rod Stewart 8 6 Rod Stewart - "Young Turks" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 5 7 Why Do Fools Fall In Love

from the
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 25 - 19 - 13 - 11 - 7 - 5 - 5 -
Diana Ross 9 5 Diana Ross - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 1 1 Physical

from the LP
Physical
ARC chart run: 37 - 29 - 24 - 17 - 13 - 12 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 -
Olivia Newton-John 11 1(3) Olivia Newton-John - "Physical" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 4 5 Oh No

from the LP
In The Pocket
ARC chart run: 35 - 26 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 3 -
The Commodores 10 3 The Commodores - "Oh No" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 3 3 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

from the LP
Ghost In The Machine
ARC chart run: 37 - 27 - 24 - 18 - 14 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 2 -
The Police 10 2 The Police - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1 2 2 Waiting For A Girl Like You

from the LP
4
ARC chart run: 31 - 20 - 16 - 11 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 -
Foreigner 9 1(1) Foreigner - "Waiting For A Girl Like You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3




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