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 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise Moves -1 Moves -1 Madonna Like a Prayer Moves -2 Moves -1 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise 1
2 Madonna Like a Prayer Moves 1 Moves 1 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise Moves 1 Moves -8 Kaoma Lambada 2
3 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy Moves -1 Moves -24 Roxette The Look Moves -2 Moves 2 Madonna Like a Prayer 3
4 Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings Moves -19 Moves 1 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy Moves -16 Moves -3 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing the Mood 4
5 Chicago Look Away Moves -23 Moves -23 The Bangles Eternal Flame Moves -2 Moves 2 Roxette The Look 5
6 The B52s Love Shack Moves -2 Moves -9 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting Moves -4 Moves -37 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart 6
7 Janet Jackson Miss You Much Moves -15 Moves -89 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing the Mood Moves 3 Moves 2 The Bangles Eternal Flame 7
8 Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years Moves -4 Moves 2 The B52s Love Shack Moves -54 Moves -3 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You 8
9 Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing Moves -18 Moves -3 Prince Batdance Moves -5 Moves -4 Madonna Express Yourself 9
10 Debbie Gibson Lost in Your Eyes Moves -20 Moves -100 Kaoma Lambada Moves 8 Moves 4 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting 10
11 Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl Moves -24 Moves -2 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You Moves 3 Moves -74 Simple Minds Belfast Child 11
12 Prince Batdance Moves 3 Moves 4 Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years Moves -31 Moves -3 Technotronic Pump Up the Jam 12
13 Milli Vanilli Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You Moves 2 Moves -4 Madonna Express Yourself Moves 4 Moves -48 Edelweiss Bring Me Edelweiss 13
14 Michael Damian Rock On Moves -43 Moves -15 Simply Red If You Don't Know Me By Now Moves -18 Moves 5 Prince Batdance 14
15 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting Moves 9 Moves -37 Technotronic Pump Up the Jam Moves 3 Moves -37 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Especially For You 15
16 Will To Power Baby, I Love Your Way Moves -20 Moves -6 Paula Abdul Straight Up Moves -2 Moves -26 Black Box Ride On Time 16
17 Madonna Express Yourself Moves 4 Moves -30 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) 17
18 Bad English When I See You Smile Moves -32 Moves -27 Martika Toy Soldiers Moves -9 Moves 2 Paula Abdul Straight Up 18
19 Tone Loc Wild Thing Moves -10 Moves -30 Cher If I Could Turn Back Time Moves -45 Moves -56 Jason Donovan Sealed With a Kiss 19
20 Roxette Listen to Your Heart Moves -1 Moves -1 Billy Joel We Didn't Start the Fire Moves -45 Moves 16 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy 20

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