Regional Hits of 1980

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The standard page for 1980 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 1980 (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 Blondie Call Me Moves -4 Moves -2 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) Moves 0 Moves 0 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) 1
2 Queen Another One Bites the Dust Moves -5 Moves -7 Barbra Streisand A Woman in Love Moves 0 Moves 0 Barbra Streisand A Woman in Love 2
3 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) Moves 2 Moves -1 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Moves -5 Moves -6 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu 3
4 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Moves 1 Moves -2 Diana Ross Upside Down Moves -2 Moves -2 Lipps Inc Funkytown 4
5 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Moves -3 Moves 4 Blondie Call Me Moves -9 Moves -25 Johnny Logan What's Another Year 5
6 Diana Ross Upside Down Moves 2 Moves -6 Lipps Inc Funkytown Moves 2 Moves 2 Diana Ross Upside Down 6
7 Kenny Rogers Lady Moves -7 Moves 5 Queen Another One Bites the Dust Moves -15 Moves -14 Abba Super Trouper 7
8 Blondie The Tide is High Moves -4 Moves 3 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Moves -23 Moves 5 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over 8
9 Barbra Streisand A Woman in Love Moves 7 Moves -109 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu Moves 6 Moves -23 Goombay Dance Band Sun Of Jamaica 9
10 Billy Joel It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me Moves -34 Moves -13 Irene Cara Fame Moves -8 Moves -1 Abba The Winner Takes it All 10
11 Paul McCartney Coming Up Moves -11 Moves -61 Abba The Winner Takes it All Moves 1 Moves -2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 11
12 Lipps Inc Funkytown Moves 6 Moves 4 Blondie The Tide is High Moves -18 Moves -7 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') 12
13 Bette Midler The Rose Moves -35 Moves -11 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight Moves 2 Moves -4 The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me 13
14 Christopher Cross Sailing Moves -15 Moves 7 Kenny Rogers Lady Moves -58 Moves 9 Blondie Call Me 14
15 Olivia Newton-John Magic Moves -8 Moves -12 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go Moves -38 Moves -19 David Bowie Ashes to Ashes 15
16 The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue Moves -10 Moves -21 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) Moves -10 Moves -55 Ottawan DISCO 16
17 Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Moves -21 Moves -17 The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me Moves 4 Moves -30 The Korgis Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime 17
18 Michael Jackson Rock With You Moves -9 Moves -18 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say Moves -23 Moves 8 Irene Cara Fame 18
19 Kenny Rogers Coward of the County Moves -6 Moves -49 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') Moves 7 Moves -72 Roland Kaiser Santa Maria 19
20 Captain & Tennille Do That to Me One More Time Moves 0 Moves 0 Captain & Tennille Do That to Me One More Time Moves -69 Moves -78 Earth & Fire Weekend 20

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