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KROQ Top 106.7 Countdowns by Year
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Top 300 Songs of the 90s 500 Most Requested of All-Time (Memorial Day 2006) KROQ's Labor Day 90's 500 (2007) KROQ Memorial 500 (Memorial Day 2008)

The KROQ Top 106.7 Songs of 1981

Ranking

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Title

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1.

Missing Persons

Mental Hopscotch

Spring Session M

Mental Hopscotch

2.

Adam & The Ants

Antmusic

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Adam Ant - Antics in the Forbidden Zone - Antmusic

3.

The Go-Go's

We Got the Beat

Beauty and the Beat

We Got the Beat

4.

Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin

It's My Party

-

-

5.

Josie Cotton

Johnny Are You Queer?

-

-

6.

Oingo Boingo

On the Outside

Only a Lad

On the Outside

7.

The Rolling Stones

Start Me Up

Tattoo You

-

8.

Romeo Void

Never Say Never

-

-

9.

The Ramones

We Want the Airwaves

-

-

10.

The Penetrators

I'm With the Guys

-

-

11.

Adam & The Ants

Stand and Deliver

Prince Charming

Stand and Deliver

12.

The Suburban Lawns

Janitor

-

-

13.

Pete Shelley

Homosapien

-

-

14.

The Pretenders

The Adultress

Pretenders II

The Adultress

15.

Sparks

Funny Face

Whomp That Sucker

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker - Funny Face

16.

X

White Girl

Wild Gift

-

17.

Devo

Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth

New Traditionalists

Devo - Devo: Greatest Hits - Jerkin' Back 'n Forth

18.

Lene Lovich

New Toy

-

-

19.

The Go-Go's

Lust to Love

Beauty and the Beat

Lust to Love

20.

The Rolling Stones

Waiting on a Friend

Tattoo You

-

21.

U2

I Will Follow

Boy

-

22.

The Police

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

Ghost in the Machine

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

23.

OMD

Electricity

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

-

24.

Adam & The Ants

Prince Charming

Prince Charming

Prince Charming

25.

Duran Duran

Girls on Film

Duran Duran

Girls on Film

26.

Bow Wow Wow

W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah, No No My Daddy Don't)

-

-

27.

The Waitresses

I Know What Boys Like

-

-

28.

Sparks

Upstairs

Whomp That Sucker

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker - Upstairs

29.

Spandau Ballet

To Cut a Long Story Short

-

-

30.

Jon Anderson & Vangelis

The Friends of Mr. Cairo

-

-

31.

Kinks

Destroyer

-

-

32.

The Go-Go's

Our Lips are Sealed

Beauty and the Beat

Our Lips Are Sealed

33.

Jim Carroll

It's Too Late

-

-

34.

Generation X

Dancin' With Myself

-

-

35.

Red Rider

Lunatic Fringe

-

-

36.

Caution

U.F.O.

-

-

37.

Rush

Tom Sawyer

-

-

38.

Split Enz

Hard Act to Follow

-

-

39.

Iggy Pop

Bang Bang

Party

-

40.

Brian Briggs

See You on the Other Side

-

-

41.

Specials

Ghost Town

-

-

42.

Loverboy

Turn Me Loose

-

-

43.

Adam & The Ants

Dog Eat Dog

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Adam Ant - Antics in the Forbidden Zone - Dog Eat Dog

44.

The Pretenders

Bad Boys Get Spanked

Pretenders II

Bad Boys Get Spanked

45.

The Stray Cats

Rock this Town

Built for Speed

Rock This Town

46.

The Cure

Primary

Faith

-

47.

Heaven 17

Fascist Groove Thing

-

-

48.

David Bowie/Queen

Under Pressure

-

-

49.

King Crimson

Elephant Talk

Discipline

-

50.

The Go-Go's

This Town

Beauty and the Beat

This Town

51.

The Rolling Stones

Neighbours

Tattoo You

-

52.

Joe Walsh

Life of Illusion

-

-

53.

Devo

Through Being Cool

New Traditionalists

Devo - Devo: Greatest Hits - Through Being Cool

54.

The Plasmatics

Sex Junkie

-

-

55.

Foreigner

Urgent

-

-

56.

Wall of Voodoo

Red Light

-

-

57.

The Police

Spirits in the Material World

Ghost in the Machine

Spirits in the Material World

58.

Human Sexual Response

What Does Sex Mean To Me?

-

-

59.

Sparks

I Married a Martian

Whomp That Sucker

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker - I Married a Martian

60.

The Who

You Better You Bet

-

-

61.

The Pretenders

Pack It Up

Pretenders II

Pack It Up

62.

Dave Edmunds

Almost Saturday Night

-

-

63.

Oingo Boingo

What You See

Only a Lad

What You See

64.

Devo

Workin' In A Coal Mine

New Traditionalists

Devo - Devo: Greatest Hits - Working in the Coal Mine

65.

The Cars

Shake It Up

Shake It Up

The Cars - The Cars: Complete Greatest Hits - Shake It Up

66.

X

The Once Over Twice

Wild Gift

-

67.

Sparks

Tips For Teens

Whomp That Sucker

Sparks - Whomp That Sucker - Tips for Teens

68.

David Lindley

Mercury Blues

-

-

69.

20/20

Nuclear Boy

-

-

70.

Bow Wow Wow

Chihuahua

-

-

71.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Spellbound

Juju

Siouxsie and The Banshees - The Best of Siouxsie and The Banshees - Spellbound

72.

Missing Persons

I Like Boys

-

-

73.

Spider

Better Be Good to Me

-

-

74.

Novo Combo

City Bound E Train

-

-

75.

Rick James

Superfreak

-

-

76.

Human Sexual Response

Jackie O

-

-

77.

Adam & The Ants

Friends

-

Adam Ant - B-Side Babies - Friends (Version 2)

78.

Devo

Going Under

New Traditionalists

-

79.

Killing Joke

Follow the Leader

-

-

80.

AC/DC

Problem Child

-

-

81.

The Plasmatics

Lunacy

-

-

82.

Billy Idol

Mony Mony

Billy Idol

Mony Mony

83.

Foreigner

Jukebox Hero

-

-

84.

Tom Petty

Nightwatchman

Hard Promises

-

85.

Gang of Four

What We All Want

-

-

86.

Genesis

Abacab

-

-

87.

The Go-Go's

How Much More

Beauty and the Beat

How Much More

88.

Joan Jett

I Love Rock And Roll

-

-

89.

The Pretenders

Day After Day

Pretenders II

Day After Day

90.

Squeeze

Tempted

East Side Story

Tempted

91.

The Rolling Stones

Slave

Tattoo You

-

92.

The Boomtown Rats

Up All Night

-

-

93.

P.S.

Mothers Little Helper

-

-

94.

Jim Carroll

People Who Died

-

-

95.

Elvis Costello

From a Whisper to a Scream

Get Happy!!

-

96.

The Cars

A Dream Away

Shake It Up

-

97.

Depeche Mode

Just Can't Get Enough

Speak & Spell

-

98.

The English Beat

Mirror in the Bathroom

I Just Can't Stop It

The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It - Mirror In the Bathroom

99.

Eye Protection

Take Her Where The Boys Are

-

-

100.

Billy Squier

The Stroke

-

-

101.

Rockpile w/ Robert Plant

Little Sister

-

-

102.

The Plimsouls

Now

-

-

103.

Greg Kihn

Can't Stop Hurting Myself

-

-

104.

The Police

One World (Not Three)

Ghost in the Machine

One World (Not Three)

105.

X

Adult Books

Wild Gift

-

106.

The Adolescents

Amoeba

-

-

106.7.

-

Jetsons' Theme

-

-