Billboard #1’s for the Week Ending June 6, 1981

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Song Act Weeks
Hot 100 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 4
R & B What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan 12
Country Friends Razzy Bailey 1
Adult Contemporary How ‘Bout Us Champaign 2
Rock The Waiting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 5
Album Hi Infidelity REO Speedwagon 13

This week sees the Moody Blues return to the charts full force after a four-year hiatus and a break of over eight years since their last top 20 hit. The song Gemini Dream debuts at #66 this week, on its way to an eventual #12 peak. The song kicked off the enormously successful Long Distance Voyager, the band’s second (and final) #1 album and launched the third phase of their varied career.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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