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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to February 16, 1980
compiled and provided by

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week 9
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
Harvest / Columbia - 3 weeks at No.1
2 / 4
week 4
Coward Of The County - Kenny Rogers
United Artists
3 / 2
week 5
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
EMI / Elektra
5 / 7
week 5
Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille
Casablanca
4 / 6
week 6
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Epic
7 / 8
week 3
Sara - Fleetwood Mac
Warner Bros.
9 / 10
week 3
Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Sugar Hill / Metronome
6 / 3
week 12
Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
Island
8 / 5
week 22
We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
EMI
new.JPG (991 bytes) On The Radio - Donna Summer
Casablanca
 

"Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" was released on November 30, 1979 as a part of Pink Floyd's rock opera The Wall that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolized by a wall. The protest song "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" against rigid schooling, features a children's choir. It describes the protagonist's traumas including his overprotective mother and abusive schoolteachers become metaphorical bricks in the wall. Dave Gilmour recorded his impressive guitar solo in one take, with no editing or mixing. The song went to no.1 in many countries around the world, like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and it was the biggest hit of the year 1980 globally.

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