Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the UK during 1981. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis. In the early years of the UK chart, occasionally two songs were at number one simultaneously. This will be indicated with two asterisks.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma 2
John Lennon - Imagine 4
John Lennon - Woman 2
Joe Dolce Music Theatre - Shaddap You Face 3
Roxy Music - Jealous Guy 2
Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House 3
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up 3
Adam and The Ants - Stand and Deliver 5
Smokey Robinson - Being With You 2
Michael Jackson - One Day in Your Life 2
Specials - Ghost Town 3
Shakin' Stevens - Green Door 4
Aneka - Japanese Boy 1
Soft Cell - Tainted Love 2
Adam and The Ants - Prince Charming 4
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party 4
Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1
Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure 2
Julio Iglesias - Begin the Beguine (Volver a Empezar) 1
Human League - Don't You Want Me 5

20 different songs hit number one in the UK during 1981.