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Billy Vera - At This Moment

"At This Moment" is a song written by Billy Vera and recorded live by Vera and his band under the name Billy Vera & the Beaters in 1981. and featured on their self-titled live album Billy and the Beaters, released that year as the album's second single, on the American subsidiary of Japan's Alfa Records. The song is more notable for its second run on the charts years after its initial release, following its being featured on television's Family Ties series, after which the song became a number 1 hit in early 1987.

Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love

"Genius of Love" is a 1981 hit song by Tom Tom Club from their 1981 eponymous debut album. It reached number one on the Billboard Disco Top 80 chart and 31 on the Hot 100.

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands

"Too Much Time on My Hands" is a song by American rock band Styx, released as the second single from their tenth album Paradise Theatre. The song reached #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 1981.

Def Leppard - Bringin' On The Heartbreak

"Bringin' On the Heartbreak" is a power ballad originally recorded by English rock band Def Leppard. It was the second single from their 1981 album High 'n' Dry. The song failed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100.

Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning

"Angel of the Morning" is a popular song written by Chip Taylor. The highest-charting and best-selling version in the United States was recorded and released in 1981 by country-rock singer Juice Newton for her album Juice. Newton's version reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Blondie - Rapture

"Rapture" is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980). In January 1981, "Rapture" was released as the second and final single from the album. The song became their fourth and last single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks. It was the first number-one song in the U.S. to feature rap vocals.

Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

"Jessie's Girl" is a song written and performed by Australian singer Rick Springfield. It was released on the album Working Class Dog, which was released in February 1981. Upon its release in the United States in 1981, "Jessie's Girl" was slow to break out. It debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart on 28 March but took 19 weeks to hit No. 1 reaching that position on 1 August, one of the slowest climbs to No. 1 at that time.

Styx - The Best Of Times

"The Best of Times" is the first single release from Styx's 1981 triple-platinum album Paradise Theatre. It reached No. 1 in Canada on the RPM national singles chart, their second chart topper in that country, and No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in March and April 1981. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 42 on the UK Singles Chart.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

"I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" is a song by the American duo Daryl Hall and John Oates. Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and co-written by Sara Allen, the song was released as the second single from their tenth studio album, Private Eyes (1981). The song became the fourth number one hit single of their career on the Billboard Hot 100.

Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?

"Who Can It Be Now?" is a song recorded by Australian band Men at Work. It was first released as a single in Australia in 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 debut album Business as Usual, on which the track was later included.

The Human League - Don't You Want Me

"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League. released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

"Bette Davis Eyes" is a song originally written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974, but made popular by American singer Kim Carnes in 1981 when it spent nine non-consecutive weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 (originally on top for five weeks, then interrupted for one week by the "Stars on 45 Medley", then returned to the top spot for another four weeks) and became Billboard's biggest hit of the year.

The Very First Two Hours Of MTV

This was the Very First Two Hours Of MTV transmition, midnight Friday/Saturday August 1, 1981. #vitrolastereo  +Vitrola Stereo's HITs of the week

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered and reworked by British synthpop duo Soft Cell in 1981, as part of their debut album "Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret".

Quarterflash - Harden My Heart

"Harden My Heart" is a song by rock group Quarterflash. It is a million-selling Gold-certified single and was featured on the band's Platinum-selling Quarterflash album, released in 1981. The song peaked number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Iván - Te quiero tanto

"Te quiero tanto" is a song of the spanish singer Iván (real name Juan Carlos Ramos Vaquero), part of his second album "A solas" (1980). The song peaked number one in Spain in 1981.

Toni Basil - Mickey

"Kitty" is a song originally performed by British pop group Racey, which was included on their debut studio album Smash and Grab in 1979; American singer and choreographer Toni Basil covered the song under the title "Mickey" for her debut studio album, Word of Mouth, released two years later in 1981. The single scored number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for one week and number two in the UK Singles Chart.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes

"Private Eyes" is a 1981 single by Daryl Hall & John Oates and the title track from their album of that year. The song was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for two weeks, from November 7 through November 20, 1981. This single was the band's third number one.

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