UK number one songs in 1981

What songs were number one in 1981? This is the full list of the UK number one songs from the year 1981. There were a total of 20 UK #1 tracks in the year 1981 starting with There's No-one Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir which went to #1 on 27th December, 1980 and remained at the top spot for 2 weeks.

The UK song that was number one for the longest single run in 1981 was Don't You Want Me by The Human League which went to number one on 12th December, 1981 and stayed at the top slot for 5 weeks.

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