The Offbeat Datebook August 19, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 19

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭Diana Muldaur — is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1938
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1993; some say b. 1943
TV Shows: The Survivors, McCloud’s Chris Coughlin, Tony Randall Show, Star Trek The Next Generation (as Dr. Katherine “Kate” Pulaski), L.A. Law (as Rosalind Shays), Batman: The Animated Series (as Dr. Leslie Thompkins), L.A. Law (as Rosalind Shays)
Movie Titles: The Other, McQ, The Miracle Worker, Born Free

⚖🎵Bill Clinton — is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1946
President, Governor, Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in Hope, AR; RN:William Jefferson Blythe IV
Misc: 42nd U.S. President 1993-2001; Arkansas governor

✍🎭Jonathan Frakes — is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1952
Author, TV/Movie Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Names/Places: Genie Francis’ hubby
Book Titles: The Abductors: Conspiracy
TV Shows: Star Trek The Next Generation (as Commander William Riker aka Number One), Bare Essence, Paper Dolls, North & South, Clockstoppers (director), Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (host), Gargoyles (as Xanatos)
Movie Titles: Star Trek: The Next Generation (film series)

🎭Adam Arkin — is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1956
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; Alan’s son
TV Shows: Busting Loose (as Lenny Markowitz), Pearl, Northern Exposure (as Adam/Bigfoot), Chicago Hope (as Dr. Aaron Shutt), Baby Bob (as Walter)
Movie Titles: Hitch, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Sessions

🎭Paula Jai Parker — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1969 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Proud Family (as Trudy Proud)
Movie Titles: Phone Booth, Friday, Hustle and Flow

🎭Matthew Perry — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1969
TV/Movie Actor, Producer, American, Canadian
Misc: some say b. 1970
TV Shows: Sydney (as Billy Kells), Friends (as Chandler Bing), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (as Matt Albie), Go On (as Ryan King), The Odd Couple (as Oscar Madison)
Movie Titles: 17 Again, Fools Rush In, Three to Tango, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards

🎭Ahmed Best — is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1973
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Puppet Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Movie Titles: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (as Jar Jar Binks voice), Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the Sith

🎭Adam Campbell — is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1980 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Great News (as Greg Walsh)

🎭Stacey Harkey — is 41 in the year 2022 and 42 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1981 N.S.
Comedian
Misc: cast member of Studio C and Divine Comedy

🎭Melissa Fumero — is 40 in the year 2022 and 41 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1982
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Melissa Gallo
TV Shows: Gossip Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Amy Santiago)
Movie Titles: The House That Jack Built, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

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🎭Simon Bird — is 38 in the year 2022 and 39 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1984 N.S.
Actor, Comic Actor, Director, English
TV Shows: The Inbetweeners (as Will McKenzie), Friday Night Dinner (as Adam)
Movie Titles: The Inbetweeners Movie, The Inbetweeners 2

Maggie Simpson — is 37 in the year 2022 and 38 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1985
General Fictious Character
Misc: Simpsons character DOB

🎭J. Evan Bonifant — is 37 in the year 2022 and 38 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1985
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Andy the Android Dick (as Andy the Android)
Movie Titles: Blues Brothers 2000

🎭Manny Jacinto — is 35 in the year 2022 and 36 in the year 2023; b.8/19/1987 N.S.
Actor, Canadian, Phillipean
TV Shows: The Good Place (as Jason Mendoza)
Movie Titles: Top Gun: Mavericl, The Good Doctor

🎭Siena Agudong — is 18 in the year 2022 and 19 in the year 2023; b.8/19/2004 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn” (as Natlee), Star Falls (as Sophia), No Good Nick (as Nick)
Movie Titles: Alex and Me

William T. Riker — is -313 in the year 2022 and -312 in the year 2023; b.8/19/2335
General Fictious Character
Misc: aka: Number One; Star Trek TNG character DOB

Orville Wright — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1871 d.1/30/1948 (77)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Inventor
Misc: Airplane co-inventor with brother Wilbur

🎭🎵Fred Stone — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1873 d.3/6/1959 (85)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer
Misc: in duo with Dave Montgomery
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as Scarecrow)

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✍📰🎭Ogden Nash — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1902 N.S. d.5/19/1971 N.S. (68)
Poet, Humorist, Editor, Panelist
Misc: New Yorker magazine
TV Shows: Masquerade Party

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Jr. — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1915 d.10/31/2000 (85)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: NN:Ring
Book Titles: M*A*S*H

✍🎭Eugene Wesley “Gene” Roddenberry — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1921 N.S. d.10/24/1991 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Screenwriter, TV/Movie Producer
Names/Places: Majel Barrett’s husband
Misc: decorated WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Star Trek (creator), Star Trek: The Next Generation (creator)

🎭🎵William Marshall — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1924 d.6/11/2003 (78)
Movie Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Pee Wee’s Playhouse (as The King of Cartoons)
Movie Titles: Othello, Blacula

✍🎭Joe Frank — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1938 N.S. d.1/15/2018 N.S. (79)
Humorist, Philosopher, Surrealist Writer, Radio Host, French
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Langermann
Misc: radio performer

🎵🎸“Ginger” Baker — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1940 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: FN:Peter
Group Names: Cream, Blind Faith, Masters of Reality

🎭Tom Mullica — Birth Anniversary — b.8/19/1948 N.S. d.2/18/2016 N.S. (67)
Comedian, Magician
Misc: comedy magician and impressionist

🎭Charlie Gemora — Death Anniversary — b.8/15/1903 d.8/19/1961 (58)
Movie Actor
TV Shows: King Kong (as King Kong)

🎭🎵“Groucho” Marx — Death Anniversary — b.10/2/1890 N.S. d.8/19/1977 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Vaudevillan, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFMN:Julius Henry; d. in Los Angeles
Misc: the cigar-smoking mustasched man with the irreverent wisecracks, wild puns, & outrageous insults; of The Marx Brothers w/ Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, & Gummo; some say b. 1891 or 1895
Song Titles: Hooray For Captain Spaulding, Hello I Must Be Going, Whatever It Is I’m Against It, Everyone Says I Love You, Lydia The Tattooed Lady
TV Shows: You Bet Your Life (host), Tell It To Groucho (host)
Movie Titles: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup

🎭Hermione Baddeley — Death Anniversary — b.11/13/1906 d.8/19/1986 (79)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: Angela’s sister
TV Shows: Camp Runamuck, The Good Life, Maude (as Mrs. Neil Naugatuck the maid)

🎭Danny Arnold — Death Anniversary — b.1/23/1925 d.8/19/1995 (70)
TV Producer
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Rothman
TV Shows: Barney Miller

🎭Jack Riley — Death Anniversary — b.12/30/1935 d.8/19/2016 N.S. (80)
Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: a comedic character actor
TV Shows: Son of the Beach, Bob Newhart Show (as Elliot Carlin), Keep On Truckin’, Tim Conway Show, Rugrats (as Stu Pickles, also in All Grown Up)
Movie Titles: The World’s Greatest Lover, High Anxiety, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Spaceballs, Boogie Nights, To Be or Not to Be

✍🎭Dick Gregory — Death Anniversary — b.10/12/1932 d.8/19/2017 N.S. (84)
Author, Vegetarian, Political Activist, Actor, Comedian

Related Events on This Date

In 1921, Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), creator of the popular science fiction television series “Star Trek,” was born in El Paso, Texas. Roddenberryʹs first career was as an airline pilot.

In 1929, NBC Blue network broadcast Amos ‘n’ Andy, starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, for the first time. The show ran as a nightly radio serial from 1928 (starting at local WMAQ) until 1943, then as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 to 1955.

In 1929, The comedy program “Amos and Andy,” starring white actors Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll imitating stereotypes of black citizens made its network radio debut on the NBC Blue Radio Network.

In 1931, The Silly Symphony film, “Egyptian Melodies” is completed.

In 1933, The Silly Symphony film, “Lullaby Land” is released.

In 1938, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Whalers” is released. Donald Duck and Goofy also appear.

In 1951, Saint Louis Browns manager Bill Veeck sent a 65-pound three foot seven inch midget (the shortest man ever) Eddie Gaedel to “pinch-hit” for Frank Saucier as leadoff batter vs. Detroit. Unable to hit the tiny strike zone offered by Mr. Gaedel, the opposing pitcher, Bob Cain, walked him on four straight pitches. Gaedel was then taken out for pinch-runner Jim Delsing. Gaedel, whose function was to draw walks, was later barred from play by American League President, Will Harridge. Eddie was number 1/8 on his jersey.

In 1955, The Donald Duck film, “Bearly Asleep” is released. Humphrey Bear also appears.

In 1968, “The Monkees”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC. The Monkees take their last train to Clarksville after two lip-synching seasons.

In 1969, Actor Matthew Perry, best known as Chandler, one of the six co-stars on the hit NBC sitcom “Friends,” born.

In 1972, R.C., “Starman” by David Bowie peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Why Canʹt We Be Friends” single by War was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, President Gerald Ford won the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City.

In 1977, Actor and comedian Groucho Marx died. Probably the most popular of the Marx Brothers, whose films include “A Night at the Opera” and “A Day at the Races.”

In 1980, “The Breaks (12 inch)” single by Kurtis Blow was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, Maggie Simpson, Cartoon Character, born.

In 1985, NBCʹs “Today Show” tapes for primetime, and naturally their neighbors at “Late Night with David Letterman” canʹt let this go on without interruption. Thus, Letterman grabs a bullhorn and leans out the window bellowing “My name is (NBC News president) Larry Grossman and Iʹm not wearing any pants!”

In 1989, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album “UHF — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” peaked at #146 on the Billboard album chart

In 1993, “Cheers”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC after eleven years.

In 1995, One of the most famous weddings in television history is repeated as frequent “Tonight Show” guest Tiny Tim gets married again (for the last time)…this time to Susan Garder, in a private ceremony.

In 1996, The sitcom “In The House” moved to UPN.

In 1999, “Frank Leaves for the Orient” TV sitcom premiered on Comedy Central.

In 2003, Shania Twainʹs Windy City concert aired on NBC-TV. Bill Frenzer wants to ride on Shaniaʹs Twain.

In 2012, Play comes to a stop in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Nats game against the Mets when a praying mantis is discovered in the outfield at Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a member of the ballparkʹs ground crew.

In 2014, “Wizard Wars” began airing on SyFy

In 2017, Comedian and activist Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and later spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 84.

In 2018, “Crazy Rich Asians,” in its opening weekend in American theaters, was the top money-making film.

In 2019, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish (EYEʹ-lish) hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, dethroning “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. “Old Town Road” had set a record for most weeks at number one, at 19.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1983, “Easy Money” was released in movie theaters by Orion Pictures; James Signorelli (director); Dennis Blair, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael Endler, P.J. O’Rourke (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candy Azzara, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones, Taylor Negron, Tom Noonan, Val Avery, Tom Ewell, Lili Haydn, Kimberly McArthur, Jeffrey Altman, Arch Johnson, Mary Pat Gleason; Comedy; Live Action

In 1983, “Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / Arista Films; Charles Band (director); Alan J. Adler (screenplay); Jeffrey Byron, Mike Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston, Richard Moll, R. David Smith, Larry Pennel, Marty Zagon, Mickey Fox; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1983, “Yor, the Hunter from the Future” was released in movie theaters by Diamant Film / RAI-Radio Televisione Italiana; Antonio Margheriti (director/screenplay); Robert Bailey (screenplay); Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner, Carole André, Ayshe Gul, Aytekin Akkaya, Sergio Nicolai; Sci-Fi, Fantasy; Live Action

In 1988, “Married to the Mob” was released in movie theaters by Orion Pictures; Jonathan Demme (director); Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns (screenplay); Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Mercedes Ruehl, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Ellen Foley, O-Lan Jones, Oliver Platt, Nancy Travis, Sister Carol, Tracey Walter, Chris Isaak, Obba Babatundé, Charles Napier, Paul Lazar, Frank Ferrera, Gary Howard Klar, Gary Goetzman, Jonathan Demme, Al Lewis, Ellie Cornell; Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Renny Harlin (director); Brian Helgeland, Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat (screenplay); Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Tuesday Knight, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Andras Jones, Brooke Theiss, Toy Newkirk, Nicholas Mele, Brooke Bundy, Linnea Quigley; Slasher; Live Action

In 1994, “Andre” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / The Kushner-Locke Company; George Miller (director); Dana Baratta (screenplay); Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine, Keith Szarabajka, Chelsea Field, Aidan Pendleton, Shane Meier, Joshua Jackson, Shirley Broderick, Andrea Libman, Joy Coghill, Gregory Edward Smith, Jay Brazeau; Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, “Blankman” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures; Mike Binder (director); Damon Wayans, J. F. Lawton (screenplay); Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Jon Polito, Jason Alexander, Lynne Thigpen, Christopher Lawford, Nick Corello, Harris Peet, Arsenio Hall, Tony Cox, Michael Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr.; Comedy; Live Action

In 2005, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures; Judd Apatow (director/screenplay); Steve Carell (screenplay); Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, Kat Dennings, Gerry Bednob, Shelley Malil, Jonah Hill, Kevin Hart, Wayne Federman, Mindy Kaling, Gillian Vigman, Kimberly Page, Stormy Daniels, Nancy Walls, Cedric Yarbrough, David Koechner, Steve Bannos, Jenna Fischer, Marika Domińczyk, Mo Collins, Siena Goines, Jeff Kahn, Nick Lashaway, Jordan Masterson, Jazzmun, Lee Weaver, Brianna Brown, Hilary Shepard, Barret Swatek, Carla Gallo, Joseph Nunez, Marisa Guterman, Rose Abdoo, Loudon Wainwright III; Comedy;

In 2005, “The Proud Family Movie” was released on television by Buena Vista Television; Bruce W. Smith (director); Calvin Brown Jr., Ralph Farquhar, John Patrick White, Stiles White (screenplay); Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton, Tara Strong, Orlando Brown, Jeff Bennett, Soleil Moon Frye, Alisa Reyes, Karen Malina White, Omarion, LisaRaye McCoy, Arsenio Hall, Jeremy Suarez, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West, Carlos Mencia, Maria Canals-Barrera, Phil LaMarr, Aries Spears, Keith David, Kevin Michael Richardson, Masi Oka, Raquel Lee, Big Boy, Patricia Belcher, Alvaro Guttierez, Christian Mills, Michele Lisette Jennings; Adventure, Comedy;

In 2011, “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” was released in movie theaters by Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios; Robert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Ricky Gervais, Jeremy Piven; Spy, Action, Comedy, Family

In 2016, “Kubo and the Two Strings” was released in movie theaters by Focus Features / Laika; Travis Knight (director); Marc Haimes, Chris Butler (screenplay); Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro; Animation, Fantasy, Drama

In 2016, “War Dogs” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures; Todd Phillips (director); Jason Smilovic, Todd Phillips, Stephen Chin (screenplay); Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, J. B. Blanc, Bradley Cooper; Crime, Comedy

In 2016, “Morris from America” was released by A24 / DirecTV Cinema; Chad Hartigan (director); Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas, Carla Juri, Lina Keller, Jakub Gierszal; Comedy, Drama

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1950, “Sam’s Song” by Bing Crosby And Gary Crosby charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Sam’s Song” by Joe ‘Fingers’ Carr With The Carr-Hops charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Mitch Miller charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Tossin’ And Turnin’” by Bobby Lewis charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Dedicated (To The Songs I Love)” by The 3 Friends charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green And Purple Pills” by Ray Stevens charted at number 114 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson’s Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” by Dean Martin charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” by Robert Mitchum charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Alabama Wild Man” by Jerry Reed charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Patra charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Do-Re-Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “Johnny Remember Me” by John Leyton charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson’s Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O’Sullivan charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jilted John” by Graham Fellows charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “No One Is Innocent (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs) / My Way” by Sex Pistols charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “The Time Warp” by Damian charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batman” by Nelson Riddle charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “We’re Gonna Do It Again” by Manchester United 1995 Football Squad Featuring Stryker charted at number 122 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Want To Be An Eddie Stobart Driver” by The Wurzels charted at number 126 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 155 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” by Bing Crosby or Phil Harris charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep” by Arthur Godfrey And Mary Martin charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “The Old Piano Roll Blues” by Eddie Cantor And Lisa Kirk or Les Welch charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Theme From ‘The Monkees’” by The Monkees charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by The Fifth Estate charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Redback On The Toilet Seat” by Slim Newton charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man / Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody” by Village People charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London / Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” by Warren Zevon charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Download This Song” by MC Lars charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Popcorn” by Richi M charted at number 46 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 47 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 24 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 30 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by The Pop-Corn Makers charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by Anarchic System charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O’Sullivan charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Check Out The Chicken” by Grandmaster Chicken And D.J. Duck charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter And His Banshees Of Blue charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 20 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Money For Nothing / Brothers In Arms” by Dire Straits charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Rapper’s Delight (Re-Mix)” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 71 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 31 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “He’s A Pirate [Remixes]” by Klaus Badelt / Tiësto charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 14 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 19 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 31 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 3 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 5 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 14 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don’t Laugh” by Winx charted at number 44 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 22 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Pokédance Remix” by Pokémon charted at number 41 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 13 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 16 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 48 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 69 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by The Monn Keys charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Baby Sittin’ Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 15 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 12 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Lollipop” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 16 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 36 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 41 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 20 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 65 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 66 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson’s Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Cornflakes and Ice Cream” by Lords Of London charted at number 65 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones charted at number 86 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” by Robert Mitchum charted at number 97 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 51 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Alabama Wild Man” by Jerry Reed charted at number 89 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 98 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” by Primus charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 2 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 1 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 50 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Down From Above” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 58 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 95 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 24 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Hampsterdance Song” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 40 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 64 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 4 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 20 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 12 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 6 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 19 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 13 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart