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A Music Meme

A.) Go to musicoutfitters.com
B.) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year
C.) Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about).

I changed the rules just a titch. I’m bolding the ones I liked then and like now, and I’m italicizing the ones I liked then but don’t care about now.

Top 100 Hits of 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, Daryl Hall and John 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 (Nine to Five), Sheena Easton
  13. Being With You, Smokey Robinson
  14. Queen of Hearts, Juice Newton
  15. Rapture, Blondie
  16. A Woman Needs Love, Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio
  17. The Tide is High, 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, A Taste of Honey
  23. The Winner Takes It All, Abba
  24. Medley, Stars on 45
  25. Angel of the Morning, Juice Newton
  26. Love on the Rocks, Neil Diamond – I can’t figure out how to strike through, but I HATE this one!
  27. Every Woman in the World, Air Supply
  28. The One that You Love, Air Supply
  29. Guilty, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb – I can’t figure out how to strike through, but I HATE this one!
  30. The Best of Times, Styx
  31. Elvira, Oak Ridge Boys
  32. Take it on the Run, REO Speedwagon
  33. No Gettin’ Over Me, Ronnie Milsap
  34. Living Outside Myself, Gino Vannelli
  35. Woman in Love, Barbra Streisand – I can’t figure out how to strike through, but I HATE this one!
  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
  41. Hearts, Marty Balin
  42. It’s My Turn, Diana Ross
  43. You Make My Dreams, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  44. I Don’t Need You, Kenny Rogers
  45. How ‘Bout Us, Champaign
  46. Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar. THIS ONE’S PROBABLY MY FAVORITE FROM THIS LIST.
  47. The Breakup Song, Greg Kihn Band
  48. Time, Alan Parsons Project
  49. Hungry Heart, Bruce Springsteen
  50. Sweetheart, Frankie and the Knockouts
  51. Someone’s Knockin’, Terri Gibbs
  52. More Than I Can Say, Leo Sayer
  53. Together, Tierra
  54. Too Much Time on My Hands, Styx
  55. What Are We Doin’ in Love, Dottie West
  56. Who’s Crying Now, Journey
  57. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da, Police
  58. This Little Girl, Gary U.S. Bonds
  59. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  60. Giving It Up for Your Love, Delbert McClinton
  61. A Little in Love, Cliff Richard
  62. America, Neil Diamond
  63. Ain’t Even Done with the Night, John Cougar
  64. Arthur’s Theme, Christopher Cross
  65. Another One Bites the Dust, Queen
  66. Games People Play, Alan Parsons Project
  67. I Can’t Stand It, Eric Clapton
  68. While You See a Chance, Steve Winwood
  69. Master Blaster, Stevie Wonder
  70. Hello Again, Neil Diamond
  71. Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Police
  72. Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan
  73. I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It, Stevie Wonder
  74. All Those Years Ago, George Harrison
  75. Step by Step, Eddie Rabbitt
  76. The Stroke, Billy Squier
  77. Feels So Right, Alabama
  78. Sweet Baby, Stanley Clarke and George Duke
  79. Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg
  80. Cool Love, Pablo Cruise
  81. Hold On Tight, ELO
  82. It’s Now or Never, John Schneider
  83. Treat Me Right, Pat Benatar
  84. Winning, Santana
  85. What Kind of Fool, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb – I can’t figure out how to strike through, but I HATE this one!
  86. Watching the Wheels, John Lennon
  87. Tell It Like It Is, Heart
  88. Smoky Mountain Rain, Ronnie Milsap
  89. I Made It Through the Rain, Barry Manilow
  90. You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  91. Suddenly, Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard
  92. For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton
  93. The Beach Boys Medley, Beach Boys
  94. Whip It, Devo
  95. Modern Girl, Sheena Easton
  96. Really Wanna Know You, Gary Wright
  97. Seven Year Ache, Roseanne Cash
  98. I’m Coming Out, Diana Ross
  99. Miss Sun, Boz Scaggs
  100. Time is Time, Andy Gibb

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