The Offbeat Datebook August 17, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 17

Last Updated 08-15-2022

⛪🎭Robert De Niro — is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1943 N.S.
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Search for Tomorrow
Movie Titles: Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Untouchables, GoodFellas, Awakenings, Frankenstein, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Mean Streets, Bang the Drum Slowly, Casino, Backdraft, Sleepers, Marvin’s Room, Wag the Dog, Jackie Brown, Great Expectations, Meet the Parents, Men of Honor, 15 Minutes, Showtime, City by the Sea, Analyze That, Godsend, Shark Tale, Meet The Fockers, Hide and Seek, The Good Shepherd, Arthur and the Invisibles, Righteous Kill

🎭Allan Royal — is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1944
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: They Came From Outer Space (as Lt. Col. Tom Barker), Falcon Crest (as R.D. Young), Night Heat (as Tom Kirkwood)
Movie Titles: The Good Witch, Pirates of Silicon Valley

🎭Martha Coolidge — is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1946
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Valley Girl (director), Real Genius (director), Rambling Rose (director)

✍🎭🎵Wesley Eure — is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1951 N.S.
Author, Lecturer, Screenwriter, TV/Soap Actor, Producer, Director, Singer
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Mike Horton), Land of the Lost (as Will Marshall), Dragon Tales (creator and writer), Spy TV (writer), Totally Hidden Video (writer and assorted characters)
Movie Titles: C.H.O.M.P.S. (which is the reason why he’s in the Demented Datebook!)

🎵Kevin Rowland — is 69 in the year 2022 and 70 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1953
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dexy’s Midnight Runners lead
Song Titles: Geno, Come On Eileen

🎭Larry B. Scott — is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1961
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Super Force
Movie Titles: The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, SpaceCamp, Iron Eagle

🎵Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1969 N.S.
Music Producer, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Rapper, Hip Hop Performer
Names/Places: aka Posdnuos or Pos
Group Names: De La Soul

🎭🎮Jake Patellis — is 45 in the year 2022 and 46 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1977
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
TV Shows: The Good Life (as Paul Bowman), George and Leo
Video Games: Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of Orpheo’s Curse

🎭🎮Bryton James — is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.8/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN:Bryton McClure
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Richie Crawford), Hero Factory, The Vampire Diaries, DC Super Friends, Winx Club (series), Zevo-3
Video Games: The Jungle Book: Rhythm ‘n Groove

🎖⚛Davy Crockett — Birth Anniversary — b.8/17/1786 d.3/6/1836 (49)
Soldier, Adventurer, Explorer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: NN: King of the Wild Frontier; RFN:David
Misc: grinned down bears

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✍🎭🎵Mae West — Birth Anniversary — b.8/17/1893 N.S. d.11/22/1980 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Misc: b. in Brooklyn; “Come up and see me sometime”, “I’ve never met a man I didn’t like”, “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted”; career spanned seven decades; d. in Hollywood

🎭Marty May — Birth Anniversary — b.8/17/1898 d.11/11/1975 (77)
Comedian

✍🎭Shane Briant — Birth Anniversary — b.8/17/1946 N.S. d.5/27/2021 N.S. (74)
Novelist, Actor, English
Movie Titles: Demons of the Mind, Straight on Till Morning, Captain Kronos -Vampire Hunter, and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

🎭Joshua Andrew Koenig — Birth Anniversary — b.8/17/1968 N.S. d.2/16/2010 N.S. (41)
Actor
Misc: died between Feb 16 and 18 of 2010
TV Shows: Growing Pains (as Boner)

🎵Billy Murray — Death Anniversary — b.5/25/1877 d.8/17/1954 (77)
Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Denver Nightengale
Misc: major star 1900-1930

🎭Ed Gardner — Death Anniversary — b.6/29/1901 d.8/17/1963 (62)
Radio Actor, Comedian
Misc: radio: Duffy’s Tavern

🎭Vivian Vance — Death Anniversary — b.7/26/1912 d.8/17/1979 (67)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cherryville, KS
Misc: some say b. 1907, 11, or 13
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show (as Vivian Bagley)

🎭Harry Corbett — Death Anniversary — b.1/28/1918 d.8/17/1989 (71)
Actor, Puppeteer, British
Movie Titles: Jabberwocky

Angelo J. Leno — Death Anniversary — b.12/10/1910 d.8/17/1994 (83)
Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: Jay’s father

🎵Mike Condello — Death Anniversary — b.5/6/1946 d.8/17/1995 (49)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Group Names: Hub Kapp and The Wheels (fronted by Pat McMahon), The Ladmo Trio
TV Shows: Wallace and Ladmo Show (co-host and parodist)

🎭Wanda Lewis — Death Anniversary — b.2/2/1926 N.S. d.8/17/2020 N.S. (94)
Actress
Misc: Uncle Al Lewis’s wife; active from 1950-1951
TV Shows: The Uncle Al Show (as Captain Windy, the show aired in the Cincinnatti area and one of the longest-running children’s shows in the country, airing from 1950 to 1985)

Related Events on This Date

In 1938, The team of Laurel and Hardy came to an end when Stan Laurel was dropped by Hal Roach because of a contract dispute. Harry Langdon signed to replace Laurel.

In 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” opened at Loewʹs Capitol Theater in New York. There were many movies before WIZARD OF OZ that were a combination of color and b/w. The first that comes to mind was THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925). It was b/w and two-strip Technicolor and tinting. It was not the first movie to use the combination of black and white and color film. Ted Turner wasnʹt old enough to colorize the rest of the film yet.

In 1945, The George Orwell novel “Animal Farm,” an allegorical satire of Soviet Communism, was first published in London by Martin Secker and Warburg.

In 1957, On the cover of TV Guide: “Phil Silvers”. Other Articles: The Line Up, Jim Bowie

In 1959, R.C., “Furry Murray” by The Tradewinds peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “Fred MacMurray of My Three Sons”. Other Articles: Mickey Rooney, Nancy Kulp

In 1969, In the Woodstock Festival, the last day of the three day event, the Whoʹs Pete Townshend knocked Yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage during the performance of “Tommy”. Hoffman was trying to announce some propaganda to the audience.

In 1974, R.C., “Makin’ The Best Of A Bad Situation” by Dick Feller peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Star Wars (soundtrack)” album by John Williams was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1979, Monty Pythonʹs “Life of Brian” premieres.

In 1989, Washington, D.C. radio station WGEO is the setting for the flop series “F.M.” on NBC starring Robert Hays of “Airplane” fame. Though the attempt to clone “WKRP in Cincinnati” only lasts a year, it does have a cast which will go on to bigger and/or better work, including Patricia (“Home Improvement”) Richardson and DeLane (“Daveʹs World”) Matthews. F.M. No static at all.

In 1991, Fox debuts “Best of the Worst,” featuring stories highlighting all things dumb, hosted by Greg Kinnear, just before he returns to the renamed E! network (formerly Movietime) to host “Talk Soup.”

In 1997, “The Worldʹs Funniest!” began airing on Fox

In 2003, Good grief, Peanuts character Charlie Brown joins the late broadcaster Bob Prince, Negro League star Josh Gibson, former catcher Manny Sanguillen, and current shortstop Jack Wilson honored by the Pirates with a bobblehead doll giveaway day. Almost ten percent of the nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips created by Charles Schulz focused on baseball.

In 2003, The Rally Monkey, the Angelsʹ unofficial mascot, is honored for its contribution to last seasonʹs world championship with a promotion, featuring a bobblehead doll wearing an Anaheim jersey with the primateʹs name on the back. The Rally Monkey Bobble Belly joins other giveaways paying tribute to Angel legends, including Troy Glaus (2002 World Series MVP), Adam Kennedy (ALCS MVP), and Mike Scioscia (AL Manager of the Year).

In 2007, “Phineas and Ferb” began airing on Disney Channel

In 2010, “Big Lake” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2010, “Melissa and Joey” began airing on ABC Family

In 2015, Actress-dancer Yvonne Craig, 78, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit “Batman,” died in Los Angeles.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1977, “That Obscure Object of Desire” was released in movie theaters by Greenwich Film Productions / Les Films Galaxie / InCine / GEF-CCFC; Luis Buñuel (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay); Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau, André Weber, Milena Vukotic; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1979, “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” was released in movie theaters by Cinema International Corporation / HandMade Films / Python (Monty) Pictures / Orion Pictures; Terry Jones (director); Monty Python (screenplay); Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland, Charles McKeown, Kenneth Colley, Neil Innes, John Young, Gwen Taylor, Sue Jones-Davies, Chris Langham, Andrew MacLachlan, Bernard McKenna, Randy Feelgood, George Harrison, Charles Knode, Spike Milligan; Comedy; Live Action

In 1979, “The Prisoner of Zenda” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / The Mirisch Corporation; Richard Quine (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer, Gregory Sierra, Simon Williams, Jeremy Kemp, Catherine Schell, Stuart Wilson, John Laurie, Graham Stark; Comedy; Live Action

In 1979, “Rich Kids” was released in movie theaters by United Artists; Robert M. Young (director); Judith Ross (screenplay); Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker, John Lithgow, Terry Kiser, David Selby, Roberta Maxwell, Paul Dooley, Beatrice Winde, Irene Worth; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1990, “The Exorcist III” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions; William Peter Blatty (director/screenplay); George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Brad Dourif, Grand L. Bush, Nicol Williamson, Nancy Fish, Tracy Thorne, Demetrios Pappageorge, Barbara Baxley, Harry Carey Jr., George DiCenzo, Tyra Ferrell, Lois Foraker, Don Gordon, Mary Jackson, Zohra Lampert, Ken Lerner, Viveca Lindfors, Lee Richardson, Patrick Ewing, C. Everett Koop, Larry King, Colleen Dewhurst, Samuel L. Jackson; Horror; Live Action

In 1990, “My Blue Heaven” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures; Herbert Ross (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, William Irwin, Melanie Mayron, William Hickey, Deborah Rush, Daniel Stern, Jesse Bradford, Corey Carrier, Seth Jaffe, Robert Miranda, Ed Lauter, Julie Bovasso, Colleen Camp, Gordon Currie, Raymond O’Connor, Troy Evans, Carol Ann Susi; Comedy; Live Action

In 1990, “Taking Care of Business” was released in movie theaters by Hollywood Pictures; Arthur Hiller (director); Jill Mazursky, J. J. Abrams (screenplay); James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Héctor Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako, Gates McFadden, John de Lancie, Burke Byrnes; Comedy; Live Action

In 2001, “Rat Race” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / Fireworks Pictures / Zucker Productions / Alphaville Films; Jerry Zucker (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); John Cleese, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, Jon Lovitz, Lanai Chapman, Kathy Najimy, Dave Thomas, Wayne Knight, Silas Weir Mitchell, Paul Rodriguez, Dean Cain, Brandy Ledford, Colleen Camp, Ben Hartnell, Deborah Theaker, Charlotte Zucker, Rance Howard, Gloria Allred, Smash Mouth, Kathy Bates, Diamond Dallas Page, Kimberly Page; Comedy; Live Action

In 2004, “Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers” was released on home video by Walt Disney Home Entertainment; Donovan Cook (director); Evan Spiliotopoulos, David M. Evans (screenplay); Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings, April Winchell, Jeff Bennett, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Kirk Baily, Cam Clarke, Nicholas Guest, Claudette Wells, Trevor Devall; Animation, Adventure, Comedy;

In 2007, “High School Musical 2” was released in movie theaters by Disney–ABC Domestic Television; Kenny Ortega (director); Peter Barsocchini (screenplay); Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Mark L. Taylor, Bart Johnson, Jessica Tuck, Robert Curtis Brown, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Olesya Rulin, Kaycee Stroh, Tanya Chisholm, Leslie Wing Pomeroy, Kelli Baker, McCall Clark, Shane Harper, Miley Cyrus; Musical

In 2007, “The Invasion” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Silver Pictures; Oliver Hirschbiegel (director); David Kajganich (screenplay); Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright, Jackson Bond, Veronica Cartwright, Josef Sommer, Celia Weston, Roger Rees, Adam LeFevre, Joanna Merlin, Malin Åkerman, Susan Floyd, Eric Benjamin, Stephanie Berry, Alexis Raben, Jeff Wincott; Sci-Fi, Horror

In 2007, “Superbad” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Apatow Productions; Greg Mottola (director); Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (screenplay); Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Emma Stone, Martha MacIsaac, Laura Marano, Aviva Baumann, Joe Lo Truglio, Kevin Corrigan, Dave Franco, Stacy Edwards, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, Ben Best, Lauren Miller, Steve Bannos, Carla Gallo, Clark Duke, Danny McBride; Coming-of-Age, Comedy

In 2011, “The Inbetweeners Movie” was released in movie theaters by Film4 Productions; Ben Palmer (director); Damon Beesley, Iain Morris (screenplay); Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas; Coming-of-Age, Teen, Comedy;

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1946, “The Gypsy” by The Ink Spots charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “Doin’ What Comes Naturally” by Dinah Shore charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “Doin’ What Comes Naturally” by Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Featuring Glenn Hughes charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “The Gypsy” by Dinah Shore charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Don Rondo charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Flying Saucer The 2nd” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Dave Gardner charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by The Owen Bradley Quintet charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Martian Hop” by Ran-Dells charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Journey To The Center Of Your Mind” by The Amboy Dukes charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Soul Meeting” by The Soul Clan charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing” by Fancy charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues” by Jim Croce charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wombling Summer Party” by The Wombles charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Makin’ The Best Of A Bad Situation” by Dick Feller charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero” by Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “You Look Marvelous” by Fernando (Billy Crystal) charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Centerfield” by John Fogerty charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Low Rider (On The Boulevard)” by Latin Alliance Featuring War charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Redneck Games” by Jeff Foxworthy And Alan Jackson charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Ten Rounds With José Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Any Old Iron” by Peter Sellers charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Pigmeat Markham charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Shorty Long charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill” by Jim Stafford charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Banana Rock” by The Wombles charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Tubular Bells (Theme From “The Exorcist”)” by Mike Oldfield charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Three Lions” by David Baddiel And Frank Skinner With The Lightning Seeds charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Move Move Move” by 1996 Manchester United Fa Cup Squad charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Giddy Up” by 2 In A Room charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Logical Song” by Scooter charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “It’s Tricky” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Whiskey On A Sunday (The Puppet Song) / The Orange And The Green” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero / Celia” by Paper Lace charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Streak / You’ve Got The Music Inside” by Ray Stevens charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis / Any Old Time” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / I May Never Pass This Way Again” by Cash Backman charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / L.A. Mamma” by Jim Stafford charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Too Pooped To Pop / She, Tell Me What To Do” by The La De Da’s charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Do The Spunky Monkey / My Daddy Was A Song And Dance Man” by Digby Richards charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Tubular Bells (Theme From “The Exorcist”) / Froggy Went a-Courting” by Mike Oldfield charted at number 54 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing / Fancy” by Fancy charted at number 64 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “No Charge / If You Have To Go” by Denise Morrison charted at number 71 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Grease Megamix” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Dune Buggy” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 18 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 35 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Jean Knight charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour charted at number 46 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 8 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 34 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 60 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1968, “Simon Says” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 15 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Limbo Dance” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 18 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 25 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Aserejé (The Crazy Dance)” by Monkey Circus charted at number 58 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Rock Me Amadeus” by FMA joins DJ Andy Garcia vs. Virtua Boy charted at number 73 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 32 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 39 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 58 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 41 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing Version)” by Elvis Presley charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 46 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 62 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 97 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road [+ Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (Remix)]” by Lil Nas X charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 13 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 17 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 5 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 33 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 21 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 38 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 72 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 3 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 94 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Captain Jack” by Captain Jack charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 11 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Move Move Move” by Manchester United charted at number 18 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Bumpisong” by Spritney Bears charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 15 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Rockin’ Sidney charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 16 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 23 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 31 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 35 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 39 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 77 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Don Rondo charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Journey To The Center Of Your Mind” by The Amboy Dukes charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 39 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 45 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Muffin Man” by World Of Oz charted at number 81 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing” by Fancy charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues” by Jim Croce charted at number 43 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Old Home Filler-Up An Keep On-A-Truckin Café” by C.W. McCall charted at number 44 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 78 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 99 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 34 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Like A Surgeon” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 37 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth charted at number 58 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frey charted at number 64 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Superman’s Song” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1991, “Superman’s Song” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 4 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 78 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 18 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 19 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 18 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 29 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 80 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 21 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart