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Song of the Year 1981

 

Billboard Top 40 List 1981


1 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
2 Endless Love - Diana Ross And Lionel Richie
3 Lady - Kenny Rogers
4 (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
5 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
6 Celebration - Kool And the Gang
7 Kiss On My List - Hall And Oates
8 I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
9 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
10 Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
11 Theme From Greatest American Hero - Joey Scarbury
12 Morning Train - Sheena Easton
13 Being With You - Smokey Robinson
14 Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton
15 Rapture - Blondie
16 Woman Needs Love - Ray Parker Jr And Raydio
17 Tide Is High, The - Blondie
18 Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr
19 Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters
20 I Love You - Climax Blues Band
21 Woman - John Lennon
22 Sukiyaki - Taste of Honey
23 Winner Takes It All, The - Abba
24 Medley - Stars on 45
25 Angel Of The Morning - Juice Newton
26 Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
27 Every Woman In The World - Air Supply
28 One That You Love, The - Air Supply
29 Guilty - Barbra Streisand And Barry Gibb
30 Best Of Times, The - Styx
31 Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
32 Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon
33 (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap
34 Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli
35 Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
36 Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer
37 Urgent - Foreigner
38 Passion - Rod Stewart
39 Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Commodores
40 Crying - Don McLean


Top Albums List of 1981


Hi Infidelity REO Speedwagon
Paradise Theater Styxx
Mistaken Identity Kim Carnes
Long Distance Voyager The Moddy Blues
Precious Time Pat Benatar
Foreigner Foreigner
Bella Donna Stevie Nicks
Escape Journey
Tatoo You Rolling Stones
For Those About To Rock AC/DC

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1981


Best Musical: 42nd Street
Outstanding Performance Actor Musical: Kevin Kline The Pirates of Penzance
Outstanding Performance Actress Musical: Lauren Bacall Woman of the Year
Outstanding Performance Featured Actor Musical: Hinton Battle Sophisticated Ladies
Outstanding Performance Featured Actress Musical: Marilyn Cooper Woman of the Year
Outstanding Direction Musical: Wilford Leech The Pirates of Penzance
Outstanding Choreography: Gower Champion 42nd Street
Best Score Musical: John Kander & Fred Ebb Woman of the Year


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Music News 1981


Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity

Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
May 11 Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot's musical "Cats", premieres in London

August 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park


Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseu


The Grammy's 1981


Record of the Year: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Album of the Year: Double Fantasy - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Song of the Year: Bette Davis Eyes - Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, songwriters
Best New Artist: Sheena Easton
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Breakin Away - Al Jarreau
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live On Broadway - Lena Horne
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female: Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Don't Stand So Close to Me - Police
Best Rhythm and Blues Song: Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, songwritersWilliam Salter
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance, Male: One Hundred Ways - James Ingram
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: Hold On I'm Comin' - Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: The Dude - Quincy Jones
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Blue Rondo a la Turk - Al Jarreau
Best Jazz Vocal Performance Female: Digital III at Montreux - Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group: Until I Met You - Manhattan Transfer
Best Country Song: 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: 9 to 5: Dolly Parton
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
Best Comedy Recording: Rev. Du Rite, Richard Pryor
Best Album Package: Tatoo You, Peter Corriston, art director (Rolling Stones/Atlantic)Peter Corriston
Video of the Year: Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts


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