The standard page for 1981 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 1981 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.
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5 Jul 2011
Regional hits - 1981
In the U.S.A., "I Love A Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt was one of the biggest hits of this year. No 1 hit for 2 weeks, 27 weeks in the chart, gold certification...
Why isn't it here?
It is listed in the full year chart (in version 1.10.032) as the 99th most successful song of the year.
By our calculation method it was not in the top 20 North American songs of 1981.