Distinctive hits of the 1980s

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Other Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s              
Years: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

The most distinctive hits of the 1980s were:

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 The Swingers Counting The Beat 1981 Antipodean
1 Eric B & Rakim I Know You Got Soul 1987 UK
1 Gyllene Tider NAr Vi Tva Blir En 1980 Scandinavian
1 Platinum Blonde Crying Over You 1985 Canada
1 Northern Lights Tears Are Not Enough 1985 Canada
1 Caramba Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot 1981 Scandinavian
1 John Mellencamp Pop Singer 1989 Canada
8 Dave Dobbyn & Herbs Slice of Heaven 1987 Antipodean
9 Bette Midler The Rose 1980 USA
10 Attack Ooa hela natten 1981 Scandinavian
10 Bill Lovelady One More Reggae For The Road 1980 Scandinavian
10 Bolland You're In The Army Now 1982 Scandinavian
13 James Sit Down 1989 UK
14 Chagrin d'amour Chacun Fait Ce Qui Lui Plait 1982 France
15 Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung Kuess die Hand schoene Frau 1987 Germany
16 Jesus & Mary Chain Never Understand 1985 UK
17 O.K Okay! 1988 Germany
18 Reinhard Fendrich Macho Macho 1988 Germany
19 Austen Tayshus Australiana 1983 Antipodean
20 Carcass Cadaveric Incubator of Endo Parasites 1988 UK

Distinct songs of the USA: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Bette Midler The Rose 1980 USA
2 KC & Teri Desario Yes, I'm Ready 1980 USA
3 Eddie Rabbitt Drivin' My Life Away 1980 USA
4 Juice Newton Queen of Hearts 1981 USA
5 Ray, Goodman & Brown Special Lady 1980 USA
6 Willie Nelson On the Road Again 1980 USA
7 Larry Graham One in a Million You 1980 USA
8 Robbie Dupree Steal Away 1980 USA
9 New Edition Cool it Now 1984 USA
10 Johnny Lee Looking For Love 1980 USA
11 Surface Shower Me With Your Love 1989 USA
12 Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer 1980 USA
13 Juice Newton The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) 1982 USA
14 Willie Nelson Always On My Mind 1982 USA
15 Oak Ridge Boys Elvira 1981 USA
16 Ronnie Milsap (There's) No Getting Over Me 1981 USA
17 Kenny Rogers Through The Years 1982 USA
18 Andy Gibb Desire 1980 USA
19 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam All Cried Out 1986 USA
20 Kenny Rogers I Don't Need You 1981 USA

Distinct songs of the UK: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Eric B & Rakim I Know You Got Soul 1987 UK
2 James Sit Down 1989 UK
3 Jesus & Mary Chain Never Understand 1985 UK
4 Carcass Cadaveric Incubator of Endo Parasites 1988 UK
4 The Hollies He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1988) 1988 UK
6 Ben E King Stand By Me (1987) 1987 UK
7 Humanoid Stakker Humanoid 1988 UK
8 Maloko In the Midnight Hour 1989 UK
9 The Fall Hit The North 1987 UK
10 Wet Wet Wet With a Little Help From My Friends 1988 UK
10 Billy Bragg She's Leaving Home 1988 UK
12 John Lennon Imagine (1980) 1980 UK
12 Joy Division Twenty Four Hours 1980 UK
12 Mash Theme From 'MASH' (Suicide is Painless) 1980 UK
15 The Pixies Wave of Mutilation 1989 UK
16 Nick Berry Every Loser Wins 1986 UK
16 Culture Capture Rasta 1986 UK
18 The Fall The Man whose Head Expanded 1983 UK
19 Billy Bragg Levi Stubb's Tears 1986 UK
20 The Birthday Party Release the Bats 1981 UK

Distinct songs of Germany: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung Kuess die Hand schoene Frau 1987 Germany
2 O.K Okay! 1988 Germany
3 Reinhard Fendrich Macho Macho 1988 Germany
4 Klaus & Klaus An der Nordseekuste 1986 Germany
5 Clowns & Helden Ich liebe dich 1987 Germany
6 Giorgio Moroder Reach Out (I'll Be There) 1984 Germany
7 Munchener Freiheit schlaf ich heut' Nacht nicht ein 1986 Germany
8 Munchener Freiheit Solang' man Traeume noch leben kann 1988 Germany
9 The Catch 25 Years 1984 Germany
10 Frank Duval Give Me Your Love 1983 Germany
11 Spider Murphy Gang Skandal im Sperrbezirk 1982 Germany
12 Andy Borg Adios Amor 1982 Germany
13 Bernie Paul Oh No No 1981 Germany
14 Gottlieb Wendehals Polonaese Blankenese 1982 Germany
15 Herbert Gronemeyer Was soll das? 1988 Germany
16 Munchener Freiheit Ohne dich (schlaf ich heut Nacht nicht ein) 1986 Germany
17 Fred Sonnenschein Ja wenn wir alle Englein waeren 1981 Germany
18 KIZ Die Sennerin vom Kinigssee 1983 Germany
19 Geier Sturzflug Bruttosozialprodukt 1983 Germany
20 Klaus Lage Band 1000 und 1 Nacht 1984 Germany

Distinct songs of France: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Chagrin d'amour Chacun Fait Ce Qui Lui Plait 1982 France
2 Toto Cutugno L'italiano 1983 France
3 Les Forbans Chante 1983 France
4 The Game Under The White Bible Law 1989 France
4 Frazier Chorus Storm 1989 France
4 Noiseworks The Letter 1989 France
4 Raff Ti Pretendo 1989 France
4 Amina Le Cercle Rouge 1989 France
4 Mecano La Fuerza Del Destino 1989 France
4 Divinyls Back To The Wall 1989 France
4 Alain Bashung Pyromanes 1989 France
4 Blue System Little Jeannie 1989 France
4 Wire In Vivo 1989 France
4 Tom Tom Club Suboceana 1989 France
4 Gotts De Luxe Dans Un Autre Pays 1989 France
4 Will To Power Somebody Told Me 1989 France
4 Crowded House Into Temptation 1989 France
4 Roxette Chances 1989 France
19 Christophe Succes Fou 1983 France
20 Mylene Farmer Pourvu Qu'elles Soient Douces 1988 France

Distinct songs of the Antipodies: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 The Swingers Counting The Beat 1981 Antipodean
2 Dave Dobbyn & Herbs Slice of Heaven 1987 Antipodean
3 Austen Tayshus Australiana 1983 Antipodean
4 The Twelfth Man It's Just Not Cricket 1984 Antipodean
5 Moving Pictures What About Me? 1982 Antipodean
6 Australian Crawl Reckless 1983 Antipodean
7 Redgum I Was Only 19 1983 Antipodean
8 Ian Moss Tucker's Daughter 1989 Antipodean
9 Devo DevO Live 1981 Antipodean
10 Slim Dusty Duncan 1981 Antipodean
11 When The Cats Away Melting Pot 1988 Antipodean
11 Tex Pistol & Rikki Morris Nobody Else 1988 Antipodean
11 Holidaymakers Sweet Lovers 1988 Antipodean
14 Toots & The Maytals Beautiful Woman 1982 Antipodean
14 Prince Tui Teka E Ipo 1982 Antipodean
16 Patea Maori Club Poi E 1984 Antipodean
16 Jimmy Cliff Reggae Nights 1984 Antipodean
18 All of Us Sailing Away 1986 Antipodean
19 The Models Out of Sight, Out of Mind 1985 Antipodean
20 Dave & the Dynamos Life Begins at Forty 1983 Antipodean

Distinct songs of Scandanavia: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Gyllene Tider NAr Vi Tva Blir En 1980 Scandinavian
1 Caramba Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot 1981 Scandinavian
3 Attack Ooa hela natten 1981 Scandinavian
3 Bill Lovelady One More Reggae For The Road 1980 Scandinavian
3 Bolland You're In The Army Now 1982 Scandinavian
6 Carola Framling 1983 Scandinavian
7 Monroes Cheerio 1985 Scandinavian
8 Style Dover-calais 1986 Scandinavian
9 Chattanooga Hallo hela pressen 1982 Scandinavian
10 Tomas Ledin & Agnetha Faltskog Never Again 1982 Scandinavian
11 Christer Sandelin Det Hon Vill Ha 1989 Scandinavian
11 Tone Norum Can't You Stay 1985 Scandinavian
13 Tommy Nilsson Maybe We're About To Fall In Love 1988 Scandinavian
13 Tindrums Drums Of War 1988 Scandinavian
13 Jon English & Mario Millo Mot alla vindar 1981 Scandinavian
13 Sverre Kjeldsberg & Mattis Haetta Samiid AEdnan 1980 Scandinavian
13 Sha-boom Rock 1988 Scandinavian
13 The Kids Forelska i laerer'n 1980 Scandinavian
13 Style Empty Bed 1987 Scandinavian
13 Gyllene Tider Flickorna po TV2 1980 Scandinavian
13 Trancedance Don't Say Go 1987 Scandinavian
13 X-Models Tvo av oss 1981 Scandinavian
13 Freestyle Vill Ha Dig 1981 Scandinavian
13 Roxette Soul Deep 1987 Scandinavian
13 Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson My Summer With You 1988 Scandinavian
13 Tomas Ledin Just nu 1980 Scandinavian
13 Bengt Pegefelt Koppobavisan 1981 Scandinavian
13 Alien Only One Woman 1988 Scandinavian
13 Mauro Scocco Sarah 1988 Scandinavian
13 Kvack Kvack Die Fogel-Song 1981 Scandinavian
13 Viggo Sandvik Fisking i Valdres 1988 Scandinavian
13 Jannicke Svake mennesker 1981 Scandinavian
13 Lars Kilevold Livet er for kjipt 1980 Scandinavian
13 Beranek Dra til haelvete 1981 Scandinavian
13 Vidar Theisen & The Retrievers Heavy Metal 1988 Scandinavian
13 Sam Brown Stopp 1988 Scandinavian
13 Gyllene Tider Sommartider 1982 Scandinavian
13 Gyllene Tider Himmel No. 7 1980 Scandinavian
13 Trancedance You're Gonna Get It 1988 Scandinavian
13 Gary Holton & Casino Steel Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town 1981 Scandinavian

Distinct songs of Canada: 1980s

# Artist Song Title Year Region
1 Platinum Blonde Crying Over You 1985 Canada
1 Northern Lights Tears Are Not Enough 1985 Canada
1 John Mellencamp Pop Singer 1989 Canada
4 Diesel Sausalito Summernight 1981 Canada
5 Rick Astley It Would Take A Strong Strong Man 1988 Canada
6 The Moody Blues Gemini Dream 1981 Canada
7 Corey Hart Everything In My Heart 1985 Canada
8 Jon & Vangelis The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981 Canada
9 Dan Seals Bop 1986 Canada
10 Rupert Holmes Escape 1980 Canada
11 Corey Hart Can't Help Falling in Love 1987 Canada
12 Rush New World Man 1982 Canada
13 Night Ranger Sister Christian 1984 Canada
14 Scandal The Warrior 1984 Canada
15 Corey Hart Never Surrender 1985 Canada
16 The Honeydrippers Sea of Love 1984 Canada
17 Peter Cetera One Good Woman 1988 Canada
18 Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna Take It 1984 Canada
19 Dire Straits Industrial Disease 1983 Canada
20 Peter Shelley Homosapien 1981 Canada

These were calculated for data version 2.3.39


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