Best Canadian RPM Number 1 Singles: 1981

Small list in terms of amount of #1 songs.

Like 1980, no Canadian artists were featured at the top of the charts.

Older Polls:
1964-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767524
1965-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767714
1966-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767890
1967-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768306
1968-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768597
1969-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=768867
1970-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769085
1971-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769397
1972-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769624
1973-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=769837
1974-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770060
1975-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770295
1976-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770513
1977-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=770753
1978-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771010
1979-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771209
1980-http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=771416
You may vote for more than one song.

Blondie, Lennon, Easton, Stars On 45, Kool and Gang, The Police, and a half assed vote for Newton-John.

Friends of Mr, Cairo
9 to 5

The Friends of Mr. Cairo was a number 1 single :slight_smile: ? Easy choice, then.

On the Canadian charts only apparently. I also looked up on Wikipedia and it was not a hit at all elsewhere.
Pretty good song, I’d never heard it before or else I would given it a vote. Strange, Jon Anderson of Yes and Vangelis.

“Just Like Starting Over” (even though I already voted for it in 1980), “Celebration,” and “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” are the three songs rated highly enough in the world-famous Ponch8 Music Rating System to earn my vote.

They did a whole album together in the early 80s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCCtHCSuCs

I’ll Find my Way Home was something of a minor hit. I discovered the rest of the album, including The Friends of Mr. Cairo, much later thanks to my uncle who, in many ways, is still more hip in his 60s than I have ever been :D.