Yarbrough and Peoples : Don't Stop The Music
On February 28. 1981 Dallas-based Yarbrough and Peoples topped the R&B charts with their dance hit "Don't Stop The Music", one of the catchiest songs of the year thanks to its bouncy synth line. They also made the funkiest music video to ever use hand puppets. The duo would revisit the top of the top of the charts in 1984 with "Don't Waste Your Time".
REO Speedwagon's Hi Infidelity topped the US Album charts that same week, while Phil Collins's Face Values topped the UK charts. Overseas, "Shaddup Your Face "by Joe Dolce was #1 in the UK, while in the US Eddie Rabbit's "I Love A Rainy Night" topped the charts. The #1 country song was Dottie West's "Are You Happy Baby?" and the #1 album was Dolly Parton's 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs.