Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 22, 1980
compiled and provided by

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week 14
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
Harvest / Columbia - 8 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 10
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
EMI / Elektra
4 / 4
week 6
On The Radio - Donna Summer
Casablanca
8 / -
week 2
Working My Way Back To You - Spinners
Atlantic
5 / 8
week 4
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Full Moon
6 / 10
week 3
Desire - Andy Gibb
RSO
new.JPG (991 bytes) Going Underground - The Jam
Polydor
3 / 3
week 10
Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille
Casablanca
7 / 6
week 8
Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Sugar Hill / Metronome
new.JPG (991 bytes) Him - Rupert Holmes
MCA
 

"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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