Ahh only in 1981 could there be 2 # 1 songs by country artists.The first was on 2/21/81, where Dolly Parton achieved her greatest solo pop hit with "9 to 5" , she did reach the summit again 2 years later as a duet with Kenny Rogers on "Islands In The Stream" Dolly's first and only other top 10 hit was "Here You Come Again" , a # 3 hit in 1978.
But Dolly's all time biggest hit is "I Will Always Love You" , a # 1 country song in 1974 and 1982 song's claim to fame is Whitney Houston's version a monster # 1 song for 14 weeks in 1992-1993.
Her "9 To 5 " was followed by another country artist with his only # 1 hit "I Love A Rainy Night" , by Eddie Rabbit on 2/28/81 for 2 weeks.Only to be replaced by Dolly again, which turns out to be this very show!
Eddie, believe it or not, was born in Brooklyn, New York on 11/27/41, he was raised in East Orange, New Jersey, not exactly country music territory.He died on 5/7/98 at 56 of cancer.
What was "Beyond The top 10"?
Bubbling Under The Hot 100:
# 101 Praise, Marvin Gaye
# 104 Generals and Majors, XTC
# 105 Another One Rides The Bus, Weird Al Yankovic
# 106 For You, Manfred Mann's Earth Band
# 107 Foolish Child, Ali Thomson
# 1 What Kind Of Fool, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
Hot Soul singles:
# 1 Don't Stop The Music, Yarbrough and Peoples
Top Lps and Tapes:
# 182 Dancersize, Carol Hensel (here's a cut from that lp, this when those dance aerobic lps were all the rage!) "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
Disco Top 100:
# 1 Rapture/The Tide Is High, Blondie
# 2 Tantra-The Double album-All cuts ("Top Shot")
# 3 Breaking and entering/Easy Money, Dee Dee Sharp Gamble
# 4 It's a Love Thing, The Whispers
# 5 Can You Handle It, Sharon Redd
# 6 You're Too Late, Fantasy
# 7 Lay All Your Love On Me, ABBA
# 8 Your Love, Lime
# 9 All American Girls, Sister Sledge
# 10 Look Up, Patrice Rushen
# 21 The Magnificent Seven, The Clash
# 24 Dog Eat Dog/Antmusic, Adam and The Ants &
# 40 What A Fool Believes, Aretha Franklin
# 47 It's Obvious, Au Pairs
# 57 Heartbeat, Taana Gardner
# 69 Just A Gigolo, Barbie and The Kens
# 77 I Will Follow, U2
# 80 I Depend On You, The Two Tons
# 88 Dancing With Myself, Generation X
# 100 Change, Killing Joke
If you notice, alot of music on the Disco Chart was actually by New Wave/Punk groups.In those days those songs were on this chart due to the fact that they were compiled from "Top Audience Response Records", which kept track of what was being played in clubs, whether or not they were dance or punk /new wave clubs, from 15 U.S. regional lists.This continued right up to 1983, when new wave started to become mainstream and the Disco chart became the Dance chart.