Regional Hits of 1983

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The standard page for 1983 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 1983 (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 The Police Every Breath You Take Moves -1 Moves -1 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling Moves -6 Moves -2 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1
2 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling Moves 1 Moves 1 The Police Every Breath You Take Moves -7 Moves -17 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow 2
3 Michael Jackson Billie Jean Moves 0 Moves 0 Michael Jackson Billie Jean Moves 2 Moves -3 David Bowie Let's Dance 3
4 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Moves -8 Moves -6 Culture Club Karma Chameleon Moves 0 Moves 0 Culture Club Karma Chameleon 4
5 Michael Jackson Beat It Moves 0 Moves 0 Michael Jackson Beat It Moves -3 Moves -6 Nena 99 Red Balloons 5
6 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Moves -2 Moves -3 David Bowie Let's Dance Moves 3 Moves -8 Rod Stewart Baby Jane 6
7 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say Moves -3 Moves -4 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Moves -11 Moves 6 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling 7
8 Michael Sembello Maniac Moves -9 Moves 2 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Moves -13 Moves 3 Michael Jackson Beat It 8
9 David Bowie Let's Dance Moves 3 Moves -6 UB40 Red Red Wine Moves -13 Moves 7 The Police Every Breath You Take 9
10 Culture Club Karma Chameleon Moves 6 Moves 3 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say Moves -3 Moves -22 Paul Young Come Back & Stay 10
11 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Moves 4 Moves -5 Nena 99 Red Balloons Moves 6 Moves -9 Kajagoogoo Too Shy 11
12 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing Moves -3 Moves 8 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Moves -8 Moves -37 Ryan Paris Dolce Vita 12
13 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue Moves -3 Moves -15 Billy Joel Uptown Girl Moves -21 Moves 3 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say 13
14 Toto Africa Moves -10 Moves -100 Rod Stewart Baby Jane Moves 8 Moves -37 Gazebo I Like Chopin 14
15 UB40 Red Red Wine Moves 6 Moves 3 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing Moves -104 Moves -8 Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love 15
16 Nena 99 Red Balloons Moves 5 Moves 3 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue Moves -35 Moves -60 Robin Gibb Juliet 16
17 Styx Mr Roboto Moves -17 Moves 9 Michael Sembello Maniac Moves -22 Moves -9 Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) 17
18 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science Moves -30 Moves -3 Spandau Ballet True Moves -13 Moves 11 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart 18
19 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream Moves -2 Moves -100 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow Moves 17 Moves -45 Renee & Renato Save Your Love 19
20 The Police King of Pain Moves -33 Moves -63 Kajagoogoo Too Shy Moves 9 Moves 8 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 20

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