89 of 1981

Survey courtesy Scott Childers and Doug Scherer

 1 Start Me Up 				The Rolling Stones
 2 I Love You 				Climax Blues Band
 3 Hold On Loosely 			.38 Special
 4 The Night Owls 			Little River Band
 5 In The Air Tonight 			Phil Collins
 6 While You See A Chance 		Steve Winwood
 7 Just The Two Of Us 			Grover Washington, Jr.
 8 Don't Stop Believing 		Journey
 9 The Best Of Times 			Styx
10 Waiting For A Girl Like You 		Foreigner
11 Nicole 				Point Blank
12 Who's Crying Now 			Journey
13 Winning 				Santana
14 Private Eyes 			Daryl Hall & John Oates
15 Find Your Way Back 			Jefferson Starship
16 Without Your Love 			Roger Daltrey
17 Arc Of A Diver 			Steve Winwood
18 Watching The Wheels 			John Lennon
19 Hearts On Fire 			Randy Meisner
20 Sweetheart 				Frankie & The Knockouts
21 Keep On Loving You 			R. E. O. Speedwagon
22 You Better, You Bet 			The Who
23 He Can't Love You 			Michael Stanley Band
24 Her Town Too 			James Taylor/J. D. Souther
25 Kiss On My List 			Daryl Hall & John Oates
26 Hard To Say 				Dan Fogelberg
27 Take It On The Run 			R. E. O. Speedwagon
28 The Breakup Song (They Don't Write'Em)-Greg Kihn Band
29 No Time To Lose 			Tarney/Spencer Band
30 Time 				Alan Parsons Project
31 Being With You 			Smokey Robinson
32 For You 				Manfred Mann's Earth Band
33 Woman 				John Lennon
34 Too Much Time On My Hands 		Styx
35 A Life Of Illusion 			Joe Walsh
36 A Little In Love 			Cliff Richard
37 Don't Stand So Close To Me 		The Police
38 Bette Davis Eyes 			Kim Carnes
39 Urgent 				Foreigner
40 Jessie's Girl 			Rick Springfield
41 I Don't Need You 			Kenny Rogers
42 I Love A Rainy Night 		Eddie Rabbitt
43 The Waiting 				Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
44 Magic Power 				Triumph
45 Arthur's Theme 			Christopher Cross
46 Hey 19 				Steely Dan
47 Train' To Live My Life Without You 	Bob Seger
48 Poor Man's Son 			Survivor
49 Step By Step 			Eddie Rabbitt
50 In The Dark 				Billy Squier
51 The Tide Is High 			Blondie
52 Ah Leah 				Donnie Iris
53 Celebration 				Kool & The Gang
54 All Those Years Ago 			George Harrison
55 Endless Love 			Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
56 Games People Play 			Alan Parsons Project
57 Theme From Greatest American Hero 	Joey Scarbury
58 No Reply At All 			Genesis
59 9 To 5 				Dolly Parton
60 The One That You Love 		Air Supply
61 Treat Me Right 			Pat Benatar
62 Burnin' For You 			Blue Oyster Cult
63 Living In A Fantasy 			Leo Sayer
64 Guilty 				Barbra Streisand
65 Slowhand 				Pointer Sisters
66 The Voice 				Moody Blues
67 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 		AC/DC
68 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
69 Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through 	Jim Steinman
70 Got To Rock On 			Kansas
71 Morning Train 			Sheena Easton
72 Living Inside Myself 		Gino Vannelli
73 I Can't Stand It 			Eric Clapton
74 Just Between You & Me 		April Wine
75 A Woman Needs Love 			Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio
76 Time Out Of Mind 			Steely Dan
77 Don't Let Him Go 			R. E. O. Speedwagon
78 Back In Black 			AC/DC
79 Fire & Ice 				Pat Benatar
80 Searchin' 				Santana
81 Hello Again 				Neil Diamond
82 Centerfold 				J. Geils Band
83 Every Woman In The World 		Air Supply
84 One Step Closer 			Doobie Brothers
85 My Kinds Lover 			Billy Squier
86 You Shook Me All Night Long 		AC/DC
87 Young Turks 				Rod Stewart
88 I've Done Everything For You 	Rick Springfield
89 The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)-Journey
Big 33 OF 1981
 1 Hi Infidelity 			R. E. O. Speedwagon
 2 Paradise Theatre 			Styx
 3 4 					Foreigner
 4 Escape 				Journey
 5 Don't Say No 			Billy Squier
 6 Back In Black 			AC/DC
 7 Tattoo You 				The Rolling Stones
 8 Moving Pictures 			Rush
 9 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 		AC/DC
10 Face Value 				Phil Collins
11 Long Distance Voyager 		Moody Blues
12 Double Fantasy 			John Lennon
13 Balls Donna 				Stevie Nicks
14 Blizzard Of Ozz 			Ozzy Osbourne
15 Nine Tonight 			Bob Seger
16 Face Dances 				The Who
17 Arc Of A Diver 			Steve Winwood
18 Precious Time 			Pat Benatar
19 Abacab 				Genesis
20 Mistaken Identity 			Kim Carnes
21 Zenyatta Mondatta 			The Police
22 Crimes Of Passion 			Pat Benatar
23 Zebop! 				Santana
24 Guilty 				Barbra Streisand
25 The Jazz Singer 			Neil Diamond
26 Greatest Hits 			Kenny Rogers
27 Ghost In The Machine 		The Police
28 Hard Promises 			Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
29 Innocent Age 			Dan Fogelberg
30 Fair Warning 			Van Halen
31 Gaucho 				Steely Dan
32 Share Your Love 			Kenny Rogers
33 Working Class Dog 			Rick Springfield
Over a decade ago, Gary Richrath, a native of Peoria, formed REO Speedwagon 
while he was attending the University of Illinois in Champaign. He met fellow 
Illinoisian, lead singer Kevin Cronin, who was running a musician's referral 
service in Evanston in those early years. The band had several albums, but 
it wasn't until they released YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO, BUT YOU CANT TUNE A FISH, 
their first gold album, and last year's greatest hits album, that the band 
achieved notoriety outside of Chicago. This year gave the band their biggest 
hit record yet, KEEP ON LOVING YOU, from the year's top album, HI INFIDELITY, 
giving Chicagoland another band to be proud of.
From their fast appearance on the Silver Dollar Survey in 1964, to their most 
recent album, The Rolling Stones have created quite a stir, not only in Chicago, 
but in all of rock and roll. In 1962, Mick Jagger, a student at the London 
School of Economics, met Keith Richard, who was studying Art, and The Rolling 
Stones were born. Their name was derived from an old Muddy Waters tune called 
THE ROLLING STONE BLUES. The band has withstood many ups end downs over the 
years, including the death of Brian Jones, to capture the number one spot in 
the Big 89 with their most recent hit, START ME UP, from the former number one 
album TATTOO YOU completing the most successful year in the history of the band, 
proving that rock and roll is ageless.
Above "bios" as printed on year end survey.