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 -5 Moves -18 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow 1
2 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling Moves 1 Moves 1 The Police Every Breath You Take Moves -8 Moves -1 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 2
3 Michael Jackson Billie Jean Moves 0 Moves 0 Michael Jackson Billie Jean Moves 1 Moves -3 David Bowie Let's Dance 3
4 Michael Jackson Beat It Moves -1 Moves -6 Culture Club Karma Chameleon Moves 0 Moves 0 Culture Club Karma Chameleon 4
5 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Moves -6 Moves 1 Michael Jackson Beat It Moves -2 Moves -7 Rod Stewart Baby Jane 5
6 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say Moves -4 Moves -3 David Bowie Let's Dance Moves 3 Moves 5 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling 6
7 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Moves -2 Moves -4 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Moves -12 Moves 2 Michael Jackson Beat It 7
8 Michael Sembello Maniac Moves -8 Moves -7 UB40 Red Red Wine Moves -15 Moves -20 Paul Young Come Back & Stay 8
9 David Bowie Let's Dance Moves 3 Moves 2 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Moves -12 Moves -9 Kajagoogoo Too Shy 9
10 Culture Club Karma Chameleon Moves 6 Moves 4 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say Moves -2 Moves 8 The Police Every Breath You Take 10
11 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Moves 4 Moves 6 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Moves -6 Moves -35 Ryan Paris Dolce Vita 11
12 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing Moves -2 Moves -83 Rod Stewart Baby Jane Moves 7 Moves 2 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say 12
13 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue Moves -2 Moves -14 Billy Joel Uptown Girl Moves -18 Moves -31 Gazebo I Like Chopin 13
14 Toto Africa Moves -8 Moves 2 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing Moves -101 Moves -52 Robin Gibb Juliet 14
15 UB40 Red Red Wine Moves 7 Moves 2 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue Moves -33 Moves -6 Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love 15
16 Styx Mr Roboto Moves -17 Moves 8 Michael Sembello Maniac Moves -22 Moves -8 Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) 16
17 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science Moves -26 Moves -3 Spandau Ballet True Moves -12 Moves 6 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 17
18 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream Moves -5 Moves -53 Kajagoogoo Too Shy Moves 9 Moves -14 New Order Blue Monday 18
19 The Police King of Pain Moves -30 Moves -100 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow Moves 18 Moves 12 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart 19
20 Spandau Ballet True Moves 3 Moves -4 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance Moves -15 Moves -40 Renee & Renato Save Your Love 20

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