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 -10 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 -4 Moves 3 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 4
5 Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers Moves -24 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 -5 Moves -5 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Moves -11 Moves -17 Boney M Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 6
7 Billy Joel Just the Way You Are Moves -10 Moves -15 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache Moves -4 Moves -6 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights 7
8 Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City Moves -27 Moves -9 Exile Kiss You All Over Moves -16 Moves 4 Bee Gees Night Fever 8
9 The Village People YMCA Moves 6 Moves -4 The Commodores Three Times a Lady Moves -21 Moves -6 Abba Take a Chance On Me 9
10 Donna Summer MacArthur Park Moves -8 Moves 6 Frankie Valli Grease Moves -18 Moves -9 Clout Substitute 10
11 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Moves 5 Moves 5 The Rolling Stones Miss You Moves -10 Moves 4 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache 11
12 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want Moves 10 Moves 10 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing Moves -59 Moves -14 Boney M Rasputin 12
13 The Commodores Three Times a Lady Moves 4 Moves -100 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights Moves 6 Moves -31 The Smurfs The Smurf Song 13
14 Anne Murray You Needed Me Moves -16 Moves -21 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights Moves 9 Moves -26 Abba Summer Night City 14
15 Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You Moves -17 Moves -51 Abba Take a Chance On Me Moves 6 Moves -12 Eruption I Can't Stand the Rain 15
16 Queen We Will Rock You Moves -6 Moves -3 Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted to You Moves -15 Moves -25 Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi 16
17 Exile Kiss You All Over Moves 9 Moves 10 Billy Joel Just the Way You Are Moves -100 Moves 11 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 17
18 Player Baby Come Back Moves -10 Moves 8 Donna Summer MacArthur Park Moves -39 Moves -44 Luv' You're The Greatest Lover 18
19 Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted to You Moves 3 Moves -100 Clout Substitute Moves 9 Moves -12 10CC Dreadlock Holiday 19
20 Wings With a Little Luck Moves -13 Moves -45 John Paul Young Love is in the Air Moves -2 Moves -34 Blondie Denis 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).