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 -6 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 -2 Moves -2 Lipps Inc Funkytown 4
5 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Moves -3 Moves 4 Blondie Call Me Moves -9 Moves -23 Johnny Logan What's Another Year 5
6 Diana Ross Upside Down Moves 2 Moves -5 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 -17 Moves -13 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 -103 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu Moves 6 Moves -22 Goombay Dance Band Sun Of Jamaica 9
10 Billy Joel It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me Moves -36 Moves -10 Irene Cara Fame Moves -6 Moves -1 Abba The Winner Takes it All 10
11 Lipps Inc Funkytown Moves 5 Moves -51 Abba The Winner Takes it All Moves 1 Moves -2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 11
12 Paul McCartney Coming Up Moves -11 Moves 4 Blondie The Tide is High Moves -19 Moves -5 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') 12
13 Bette Midler The Rose Moves -36 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 -23 Moves 7 Kenny Rogers Lady Moves -55 Moves 9 Blondie Call Me 14
15 Christopher Cross Sailing Moves -15 Moves -14 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go Moves -36 Moves -50 Ottawan DISCO 15
16 Olivia Newton-John Magic Moves -6 Moves -24 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) Moves -12 Moves 6 Irene Cara Fame 16
17 The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue Moves -10 Moves -41 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin') Moves 5 Moves -70 Roland Kaiser Santa Maria 17
18 Michael Jackson Rock With You Moves -8 Moves -21 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say Moves -24 Moves -17 David Bowie Ashes to Ashes 18
19 Kenny Rogers Coward of the County Moves -5 Moves -19 The Police Don't Stand So Close to Me Moves 6 Moves -71 Earth & Fire Weekend 19
20 Irene Cara Fame Moves 10 Moves -100 Abba Super Trouper Moves 13 Moves -28 The Korgis Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime 20

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