My favorite songs of 1981

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

Awesome – 1 Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Awesome – 1 I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett
Awesome – 1 Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Awesome – 1 Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 5 In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Great – 6 Elvira – The Oak Ridge Boys
Great – 6 Leather And Lace – Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
Great – 6 Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon
Great – 6 Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner
Great – 10 Centerfold – J. Geils Band
Great – 10 Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Great – 10 The One That You Love – Air Supply
Pretty Good – 13 Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
Pretty Good – 13 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Pretty Good – 13 Freeze-Frame – J. Geils Band
Pretty Good – 13 Invisible Sun – The Police
Pretty Good – 13 Just Between You and Me – April Wine
Pretty Good – 13 Mickey – Toni Basil
Pretty Good – 13 Shake It Up – The Cars
Pretty Good – 13 The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) – Greg Kihn Band
Pretty Good – 13 Tom Sawyer – Rush
Pretty Good – 13 Under Pressure – Queen
Pretty Good – 23 Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Pretty Good – 23 Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
Pretty Good – 23 Private Eyes – Hall & Oates
Pretty Good – 23 Spirits In The Material World – The Police
Pretty Good – 23 Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Pretty Good – 23 Waiting On A Friend – The Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 29 All Those Years Ago – George Harrison
Not Bad – 29 Believe It or Not – Joey Scarbury
Not Bad – 29 Celebration – Kool & the Gang
Not Bad – 29 Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Not Bad – 29 Gloria – U2
Not Bad – 29 Juke Box Hero – Foreigner
Not Bad – 29 Tempted – Squeeze
Not Bad – 29 The Waiting – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Not Bad – 29 Urgent – Foreigner
Not Bad – 29 YYZ – Rush
Not Bad – 39 Burnin’ For You – Blue Öyster Cult
Not Bad – 39 For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – AC/DC
Not Bad – 39 Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider
Not Bad – 39 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
Not Bad – 39 Super Freak – Rick James
Not Bad – 39 The Voice – The Moody Blues

 

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