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 -3 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 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Moves 0 Moves 0 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Moves -5 Moves -7 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu 3
4 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) Moves 3 Moves -2 Diana Ross Upside Down Moves -1 Moves -2 Lipps Inc Funkytown 4
5 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Moves -3 Moves 4 Blondie Call Me Moves -10 Moves 1 Diana Ross Upside Down 5
6 Diana Ross Upside Down Moves 2 Moves -5 Lipps Inc Funkytown Moves 2 Moves -22 Johnny Logan What's Another Year 6
7 Kenny Rogers Lady Moves -7 Moves 5 Queen Another One Bites the Dust Moves -16 Moves -14 Abba Super Trouper 7
8 Blondie The Tide is High Moves -4 Moves 3 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Moves -24 Moves 5 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over 8
9 Barbra Streisand A Woman in Love Moves 7 Moves -11 Irene Cara Fame Moves -5 Moves -2 Abba The Winner Takes it All 9
10 Billy Joel It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me Moves -35 Moves -102 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu Moves 7 Moves -22 Goombay Dance Band Sun Of Jamaica 10
11 Lipps Inc Funkytown Moves 5 Moves -51 Abba The Winner Takes it All Moves 2 Moves -2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 11
12 Paul McCartney Coming Up Moves -10 Moves 4 Blondie The Tide is High Moves -19 Moves -5 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') 12
13 Bette Midler The Rose Moves -39 Moves -11 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight Moves 2 Moves -6 The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me 13
14 Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Moves -22 Moves 7 Kenny Rogers Lady Moves -42 Moves 5 Irene Cara Fame 14
15 Christopher Cross Sailing Moves -14 Moves -14 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go Moves -32 Moves 10 Blondie Call Me 15
16 Olivia Newton-John Magic Moves -7 Moves -24 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) Moves -8 Moves -52 Ottawan DISCO 16
17 The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue Moves -10 Moves -41 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') Moves 5 Moves -18 David Bowie Ashes to Ashes 17
18 Michael Jackson Rock With You Moves -8 Moves -21 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say Moves -20 Moves -29 The Korgis Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime 18
19 Kenny Rogers Coward of the County Moves -5 Moves -19 The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me Moves 6 Moves -74 Lio Amoureux Solitaires (Dis-moi Que Tu M'aimes) 19
20 Irene Cara Fame Moves 11 Moves -1 Captain & Tennille Do That to Me One More Time Moves -67 Moves -77 Roland Kaiser Santa Maria 20

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