Regional Hits of 1989

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The standard page for 1989 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 1989 (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 Madonna Like a Prayer Moves 0 Moves 0 Madonna Like a Prayer Moves -2 Moves -1 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise 1
2 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise Moves 0 Moves 0 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise Moves 1 Moves -8 Kaoma Lambada 2
3 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy Moves 0 Moves 0 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy Moves -12 Moves 2 Madonna Like a Prayer 3
4 Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings Moves -20 Moves -23 Roxette The Look Moves -1 Moves -3 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing the Mood 4
5 Chicago Look Away Moves -22 Moves -25 The Bangles Eternal Flame Moves -2 Moves 1 Roxette The Look 5
6 Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years Moves -5 Moves -5 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting Moves -5 Moves -36 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart 6
7 Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing Moves -19 Moves -96 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing the Mood Moves 3 Moves 2 The Bangles Eternal Flame 7
8 The B52s Love Shack Moves 0 Moves 0 The B52s Love Shack Moves -57 Moves -4 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You 8
9 Janet Jackson Miss You Much Moves -13 Moves -4 Prince Batdance Moves -5 Moves -4 Madonna Express Yourself 9
10 Debbie Gibson Lost in Your Eyes Moves -21 Moves -100 Kaoma Lambada Moves 8 Moves -53 Edelweiss Bring Me Edelweiss 10
11 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting Moves 5 Moves 5 Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years Moves -32 Moves 5 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting 11
12 Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Moves -21 Moves -2 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You Moves 4 Moves -2 Technotronic Pump Up the Jam 12
13 Prince Batdance Moves 4 Moves -3 Madonna Express Yourself Moves 4 Moves -73 Simple Minds Belfast Child 13
14 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You Moves 2 Moves -34 Technotronic Pump Up the Jam Moves 2 Moves 5 Prince Batdance 14
15 Michael Damian Rock On Moves -37 Moves -14 Simply Red If You Don't Know Me By Now Moves -22 Moves 12 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy 15
16 Madonna Express Yourself Moves 3 Moves -5 Paula Abdul Straight Up Moves -1 Moves -44 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Especially For You 16
17 Bad English When I See You Smile Moves -31 Moves -27 Martika Toy Soldiers Moves -10 Moves 1 Paula Abdul Straight Up 17
18 Tone Loc Wild Thing Moves -10 Moves -39 Soul II Soul Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) Moves 0 Moves 0 Soul II Soul Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) 18
19 Roxette Listen to Your Heart Moves -2 Moves -27 Cher If I Could Turn Back Time Moves -40 Moves -25 Black Box Ride On Time 19
20 Love & Rockets So Alive Moves -46 Moves -2 Billy Joel We Didn't Start the Fire Moves -37 Moves -111 David Hasselhoff Looking For Freedom 20

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