THE iNFOMAN 1981 SINGLES OF THE YEAR
(compiled 1985, expanded and corrected 2003)

  1. Altered Images - Dead pop stars

  2. Laurie Anderson - O Superman

  3. The Specials - Ghost town

  4. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood

  5. The Pretenders - Message of love

  6. Altered Images - I could be happy

  7. Roxy Music - Jealous guy (cover of John Lennon)

  8. Tom Tom Club - Genius of love

  9. The Pretenders - I go to sleep (cover of the Kinks)

  10. Birthday Party - Release the bats

  11. Altered Images - Happy birthday

  12. Scritti Politti - The "sweetest" girl

  13. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound

  14. Bow Wow Wow - W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah no! My daddy don't)

  15. Altered Images - A day's wait

  16. The Pretenders - Day after day

  17. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Arabian knights

  18. Blondie - Rapture

  19. Heaven 17 - (We don't need this) Fascist groove thang

  20. Grandmaster Flash - The adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the wheels of steel

  21. Wah! - Somesay

  22. The Creatures - Mad eyed screamer

  23. B-52s - Give me back my man

  24. The Jam - Funeral pyre

  25. Bow Wow Wow - Prince of darkness

  26. Eurythmics - Never gonna cry again

  27. Girls At Our Best - Fast boyfriends

  28. Kim Wilde - Cambodia

  29. Rickie Lee Jones - Woody and Dutch on the slow train to Peking

  30. Department S - Is Vic there?

  31. Kim Wilde - Kids in America

  32. Pete Shelley - Homo sapiens

  33. Eurythmics - Belinda

  34. Department S - Going left right

  35. Magazine - About the weather

  36. Kate Bush - Sat in your lap

  37. Elvis Costello - From a whisper to a scream

  38. John Martyn - Johnny Too Bad (cover of the Slickers)

  39. Fun Boy Three - The lunatics (have taken over the asylum)

  40. Ten Pole Tudor - Swords of a thousand men

  41. Revillos - She's fallen in love with a monster man

  42. UB40 - Don't slow down

  43. The Beat - Doors of your heart

  44. Kim Wilde - Chequered love

  45. Squeeze - Is that love?

  46. Pointer Sisters - Slow hand

  47. Christina - Things fall apart

  48. Gregory Isaacs - Permanent lover

  49. The Who - You better you bet

  50. The Jam - Absolute beginners

Bubbling under:

  1. Fire Engines - Candy skin

  2. Girls At Our Best - Go for gold

  3. Wire - Our swimmer

  4. Polecats - John, I'm only dancing (cover of David Bowie)

  5. Kim Wilde - Water on glass

  6. Waitresses - Christmas wrapping

  7. Fall - Lie dream of a casino soul

  8. Pigbag - Papa's got a brand new pigbag

  9. Echo and the Bunnymen - A promise

  10. Liliput - Eisiger wind

  11. Clash - This is Radio Clash

  12. Southern Death Cult - Fat man

  13. Passions - I'm in love with a German film star

  14. Sheena Easton - For your eyes only

This page was last updated on 25 January, 2004

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