Regional Hits of 1978

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The standard page for 1978 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1978 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive Moves 0 Moves 0 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive Moves -3 Moves -1 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want 1
2 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing Moves -10 Moves -11 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want Moves 1 Moves -3 Boney M Rivers of Babylon 2
3 Bee Gees Night Fever Moves -1 Moves -6 The Village People YMCA Moves 0 Moves 0 The Village People YMCA 3
4 Frankie Valli Grease Moves -6 Moves 1 Bee Gees Night Fever Moves -3 Moves 3 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 4
5 Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers Moves -25 Moves -100 Boney M Rivers of Babylon Moves 3 Moves -9 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights 5
6 The Rolling Stones Miss You Moves -3 Moves -5 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Moves -9 Moves -15 Boney M Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 6
7 Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City Moves -27 Moves -15 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache Moves -5 Moves 3 Bee Gees Night Fever 7
8 Billy Joel Just the Way You Are Moves -10 Moves -8 Exile Kiss You All Over Moves -16 Moves -5 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights 8
9 The Village People YMCA Moves 6 Moves 3 The Rolling Stones Miss You Moves -13 Moves -8 Clout Substitute 9
10 Donna Summer MacArthur Park Moves -9 Moves 6 Frankie Valli Grease Moves -16 Moves -5 Abba Take a Chance On Me 10
11 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Moves 5 Moves -3 The Commodores Three Times a Lady Moves -20 Moves -12 Boney M Rasputin 11
12 Anne Murray You Needed Me Moves -16 Moves 10 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing Moves -58 Moves 5 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache 12
13 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want Moves 11 Moves -100 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights Moves 5 Moves -30 The Smurfs The Smurf Song 13
14 The Commodores Three Times a Lady Moves 3 Moves -22 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights Moves 9 Moves -27 Abba Summer Night City 14
15 Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You Moves -18 Moves -50 Abba Take a Chance On Me Moves 5 Moves 9 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 15
16 Exile Kiss You All Over Moves 8 Moves -2 Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted to You Moves -22 Moves -39 Luv' You're The Greatest Lover 16
17 Player Baby Come Back Moves -10 Moves -100 Clout Substitute Moves 8 Moves -25 Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi 17
18 Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted to You Moves 2 Moves 10 Billy Joel Just the Way You Are Moves -100 Moves -13 10cc Dreadlock Holiday 18
19 Donna Summer The Last Dance Moves -6 Moves 9 Donna Summer MacArthur Park Moves -38 Moves -10 Eruption I Can't Stand the Rain 19
20 Wings With a Little Luck Moves -12 Moves -57 John Paul Young Love is in the Air Moves -3 Moves -20 Marshall Hain Dancing in the City 20

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2 Aug 2011

Kiss You All Over

Where's Exile's "Kiss You All Over" in the Top of U.S. regional singles of 1978? 1 for 4 weeks on Billboard Hot 100, No. 5 on Billboard Year End, 4 on Cashbox year end, gold certification?

Using our metric it got slightly fewer points than Player's "Baby Come Back" so it didn't make the North American top 20 (but only just).