Popular Songs for 1981

Go back in time and discover what songs were popular in 1981. Our music charts are updated daily and you can find other useful information below, such as the music key and BPM of the song.
Last updated on March 04, 2024
TrackArtistKeyCamelotBPM
1Tainted Love by Soft Cell Album CoverTainted LoveSoft CellC Minor5A144
2Start Me Up - Remastered 2009 by The Rolling Stones Album CoverStart Me Up - Remastered 2009The Rolling StonesC Major8B117
3Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police Album CoverEvery Little Thing She Does Is MagicThe PoliceD Major10B82
4Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes Album CoverBette Davis EyesKim CarnesF Major7B117
5I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Album CoverI Love Rock 'N RollJoan Jett & the BlackheartsE Major12B94
6Don't Stop Believin' (2022 Remaster) by Journey Album CoverDon't Stop Believin' (2022 Remaster)JourneyD Major10B101
7Down Under by Men At Work Album CoverDown UnderMen At WorkB Minor10A107
8Don't You Want Me by The Human League Album CoverDon't You Want MeThe Human LeagueA Minor8A118
9Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire Album CoverLet's GrooveEarth, Wind & FireB Minor10A125
10In The Air Tonight - 2015 Remastered by Phil Collins Album CoverIn The Air Tonight - 2015 RemasteredPhil CollinsC Major8B190
11Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Live at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY - December 1975 by Bruce Springsteen Album CoverSanta Claus Is Comin' to Town - Live at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY - December 1975Bruce SpringsteenC Major8B140
12Super Freak by Rick James Album CoverSuper FreakRick JamesB Minor10A128
13Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work Album CoverWho Can It Be Now?Men At WorkE Major12B128
14Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode Album CoverJust Can't Get EnoughDepeche ModeC Major8B128
15Edge of Seventeen - 2016 Remaster by Stevie Nicks Album CoverEdge of Seventeen - 2016 RemasterStevie NicksC Major8B111
16Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield Album CoverJessie's GirlRick SpringfieldD Major10B132
17Never Too Much by Luther Vandross Album CoverNever Too MuchLuther VandrossD Major10B110
18Centerfold by The J. Geils Band Album CoverCenterfoldThe J. Geils BandC Major8B114
19Juke Box Hero by Foreigner Album CoverJuke Box HeroForeignerA Major11B177
20Waiting for a Girl like You by Foreigner Album CoverWaiting for a Girl like YouForeignerB♭ Minor3A201
21Golden Brown by The Stranglers Album CoverGolden BrownThe StranglersF♯ Major2B94
22Kids In America by Kim Wilde Album CoverKids In AmericaKim WildeE Major12B160
23Heart Of Glass - Special Mix by Blondie Album CoverHeart Of Glass - Special MixBlondieE Major12B114
24Don't Stop Believin' by Journey Album CoverDon't Stop Believin'JourneyB Major1B130
25I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall & John Oates Album CoverI Can't Go for That (No Can Do)Daryl Hall & John OatesC Minor5A111
26Así No Te Amará Jamás by Amanda Miguel Album CoverAsí No Te Amará JamásAmanda MiguelB♭ Minor3A131
27Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates Album CoverPrivate EyesDaryl Hall & John OatesA Minor8A121
28Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria by Johann Sebastian Bach, Glenn Gould Album CoverGoldberg Variations, BWV 988: AriaJohann Sebastian Bach, Glenn GouldE Minor9A130
29Vamos a Darnos Tiempo by José José Album CoverVamos a Darnos TiempoJosé JoséB♭ Major6B148
30Get Down On It by Kool & The Gang Album CoverGet Down On ItKool & The GangA Minor8A112
31I Will Survive - 1981 Re-recording by Gloria Gaynor Album CoverI Will Survive - 1981 Re-recordingGloria GaynorA Minor8A120
32Slipping Through My Fingers by ABBA Album CoverSlipping Through My FingersABBAF Major7B137
33Él Me Mintió by Amanda Miguel Album CoverÉl Me MintióAmanda MiguelA Minor8A102
34The Stroke - Remastered 2010 by Billy Squier Album CoverThe Stroke - Remastered 2010Billy SquierG Major9B91
35Caray by Juan Gabriel Album CoverCarayJuan GabrielD Major10B207
36Tom Sawyer by Rush Album CoverTom SawyerRushA Major11B88
37Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Album CoverBad ReputationJoan Jett & The BlackheartsF♯ Major2B204
38Give Me the Night by George Benson Album CoverGive Me the NightGeorge BensonD♭ Major3B110
39Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps Album CoverGoo Goo MuckThe CrampsE Minor9A142
40Working for the Weekend by Loverboy Album CoverWorking for the WeekendLoverboyG Major9B147
41Give It To Me Baby by Rick James Album CoverGive It To Me BabyRick JamesB Major1B120
42Limelight by Rush Album CoverLimelightRushD♭ Minor12A131
43Through The Years - Single Version by Kenny Rogers Album CoverThrough The Years - Single VersionKenny RogersC Major8B131
44El Muchacho de los Ojos Tristes by Jeanette Album CoverEl Muchacho de los Ojos TristesJeanetteA Major11B113
45Burnin' for You by Blue Öyster Cult Album CoverBurnin' for YouBlue Öyster CultA Minor8A134
46Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield Album CoverJessie's GirlRick SpringfieldB Major1B132
47Lonely Is The Night - Remastered 2010 by Billy Squier Album CoverLonely Is The Night - Remastered 2010Billy SquierA Major11B85
48Just Can't Get Enough - 2006 Remaster by Depeche Mode Album CoverJust Can't Get Enough - 2006 RemasterDepeche ModeC Major8B128
49Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin Album CoverBaby, Come To MePatti AustinG Minor6A90
50Biliyorsun by Sezen Aksu Album CoverBiliyorsunSezen AksuB♭ Minor3A126
51Spellbound by Siouxsie and the Banshees Album CoverSpellboundSiouxsie and the BansheesG Major9B148
52Physical - Remastered 2021 by Olivia Newton-John Album CoverPhysical - Remastered 2021Olivia Newton-JohnE Minor9A124
53Girls on Film - 2010 Remaster by Duran Duran Album CoverGirls on Film - 2010 RemasterDuran DuranG Major9B132
54Fly-day Chinatown by 泰葉 Album CoverFly-day Chinatown泰葉B Minor10A123
55La Ladrona by Diego Verdaguer Album CoverLa LadronaDiego VerdaguerG Major9B189
56A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams, Jr. Album CoverA Country Boy Can SurviveHank Williams, Jr.G Major9B75
57Déjame by Los Secretos Album CoverDéjameLos SecretosG Major9B100
58My Kinda Lover - Remastered by Billy Squier Album CoverMy Kinda Lover - RemasteredBilly SquierA Minor8A95
59Stone in Love by Journey Album CoverStone in LoveJourneyG Major9B119
60Our Lips Are Sealed - Single Version by The Go-Go's Album CoverOur Lips Are Sealed - Single VersionThe Go-Go'sA♭ Major4B131
61One Way Or Another by Blondie Album CoverOne Way Or AnotherBlondieF♯ Minor11A161
62Live Wire by Mötley Crüe Album CoverLive WireMötley CrüeG Minor6A112
63Laurita Garza by Los Invasores De Nuevo León Album CoverLaurita GarzaLos Invasores De Nuevo LeónB♭ Major6B95
64867-5309 / Jenny by Tommy Tutone Album Cover867-5309 / JennyTommy TutoneF Major7B138
65Down Under by Men At Work Album CoverDown UnderMen At WorkB Minor10A107
66Live Wire by Mötley Crüe Album CoverLive WireMötley CrüeG Minor6A112
67Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield Album CoverJessie's GirlRick SpringfieldD Major10B132
68No Vale la Pena (En Vivo) - En el Palacio de Bellas Artes by Juan Gabriel Album CoverNo Vale la Pena (En Vivo) - En el Palacio de Bellas ArtesJuan GabrielG Major9B124
69La Farsante by Juan Gabriel Album CoverLa FarsanteJuan GabrielD Major10B98
70For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC Album CoverFor Those About to Rock (We Salute You)AC/DCE Major12B134
71Fallen by Lauren Wood Album CoverFallenLauren WoodE♭ Major5B113
72Bringin' On The Heartbreak by Def Leppard Album CoverBringin' On The HeartbreakDef LeppardA Minor8A78
73Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield Album CoverJessie's GirlRick SpringfieldD Major10B132
74Tempted by Squeeze Album CoverTemptedSqueezeF♯ Minor11A95
75Stone in Love (2022 Remaster) by Journey Album CoverStone in Love (2022 Remaster)JourneyD Major10B101
76It Must Be Love by Madness Album CoverIt Must Be LoveMadnessG Major9B146
77Pancho and Lefty by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson Album CoverPancho and LeftyMerle Haggard, Willie NelsonD Major10B123
78Okay I'm Turnt by YoungLordDaggerDick Album CoverOkay I'm TurntYoungLordDaggerDickC Minor5A117
79Big City by Merle Haggard Album CoverBig CityMerle HaggardE Major12B136
80Take Me To The Top by Mötley Crüe Album CoverTake Me To The TopMötley CrüeE♭ Major5B170
81Turn Your Love Around by George Benson Album CoverTurn Your Love AroundGeorge BensonA Minor8A206
82We Got The Beat by The Go-Go's Album CoverWe Got The BeatThe Go-Go'sD Major10B152
83Cama e Mesa - Versão Remasterizada by Roberto Carlos Album CoverCama e Mesa - Versão RemasterizadaRoberto CarlosA♭ Minor1A120
84Take Me To The Top by Mötley Crüe Album CoverTake Me To The TopMötley CrüeE♭ Major5B149
85The One That You Love by Air Supply Album CoverThe One That You LoveAir SupplyF Major7B110
86Gary's Theme - Remastered by Bill Evans Album CoverGary's Theme - RemasteredBill EvansG Major9B122
87Frente a Frente by Jeanette Album CoverFrente a FrenteJeanetteF Minor4A149
88She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Single Version by Carl Carlton Album CoverShe's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Single VersionCarl CarltonA Minor8A114
89I Surrender by Rainbow Album CoverI SurrenderRainbowG Minor6A133
90Skandal im Sperrbezirk by Spider Murphy Gang Album CoverSkandal im SperrbezirkSpider Murphy GangD Major10B93
91Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton Album CoverAngel Of The MorningJuice NewtonA♭ Major4B76
92Call Me by Blondie Album CoverCall MeBlondieD Major10B142
93Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good - Single Version by Don Williams Album CoverLord, I Hope This Day Is Good - Single VersionDon WilliamsD Major10B174
94Hagamos Un Trato by Amanda Miguel Album CoverHagamos Un TratoAmanda MiguelF Major7B107
95Fly-day Chinatown by 泰葉 Album CoverFly-day Chinatown泰葉F Minor4A124
96Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club Album CoverGenius of LoveTom Tom ClubD Major10B103
97Freeze-Frame by The J. Geils Band Album CoverFreeze-FrameThe J. Geils BandC Major8B186
98Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) - 2016 Remaster by Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Album CoverStop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) - 2016 RemasterStevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersE Minor9A107
99Just Once by Quincy Jones Album CoverJust OnceQuincy JonesC Major8B72
100Mi Buen Corazón by Amanda Miguel Album CoverMi Buen CorazónAmanda MiguelC Major8B111

Top 5 Global Songs

1
Lovin On MeJack Harlow
D Major
105 BPM
2
D Major
110 BPM
3
CARNIVAL¥$, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti
D♭ Major
148 BPM
4
Beautiful ThingsBenson Boone
B♭ Major
105 BPM
5
Lose ControlTeddy Swims
A Major
160 BPM

Top 5 New Songs

The hottest new releases in the past month
1
CARNIVAL¥$, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti
D♭ Major
148 BPM
2
D Major
110 BPM
3
C Minor
123 BPM
4
CONTIGO (with Tiësto)KAROL G, Tiësto
F Major
122 BPM
5
TUTA GOLDMahmood
E Minor
125 BPM