The Offbeat Datebook August 20, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 20

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭Sylvester McCoy — is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1943
Actor, Comedian, Director, Cameraperson, Scottish
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as the seventh incarnation of the role of the doctor)
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (series), Dr. Who (the seventh actor to play the Doctor)

🎵🎸Ralf Hütter — is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Keyboardist, New Wave Singer, German
Misc: Strings; Woodwind
Group Names: Kraftwerk

🎵🎸Robert Plant — is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Bromwich; MN:Anthony
Group Names: Led Zeppelin, soloist, Honeydrippers
Song Titles: Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Black Dog
Album Titles: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Prescence, In Through The Out Door, Coda

Greg Bear — is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1951
Sci-fi Writer
Misc: one of the five co-founders of the San Diego Comic-Con
Book Titles: Forge of God (series), The Way (series), Queen of Angels, Darwin;s Radio, Darwin’s Children, Anvil of Stars, Eon, Blood Music

🎭Joe (Comedian) Pasquale — is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1961
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Frankenstein’s Cat (as Nine)
Movie Titles: Horton Hears a Who!

🎭James Marsters — is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1962 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Spike/William the Bloody, also on Angel), Smallville (as supervillain Brainiac)
Movie Titles: P.S. I Love You, Superman/Doomsday

🎭🎮Sophie Aldred — is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1962
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Ace)
Movie Titles: Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time, Mindgame Trilogy
Video Games: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Pure Pinball

🎭Yuri Shiratori — is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1968
Cartoon Voice Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: Saber Marionette J (series as Cherry), Samurai X (TV mini-series as Tsubane)

🎭🎮Billy Gardell — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1969
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Yes Dear (as Billy), My Name is Earl (as Officer Hoyne), Mike and Molly (as Officer Mike Biggs)
Movie Titles: Bad Santa, “You, Me and Dupree”
Video Games: Dragon Wars: D-War

🎭Jonathan KeQuan — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1970
Actor, Stuntman, Vietnamese
Names/Places: RN: Quen Ke Huy
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Jasper Kwong)
Movie Titles: The Goonies, Encino Man, Breathing Fire, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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✍🎭David Walliams — is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1971 N.S.
Author, Actor, Comedian, Producer, Personality, English
Names/Places: RN: David Williams
TV Shows: Big School, Little Britain, Britain’s Got Talent (judge)
Movie Titles: Billionaire Boy, Stardust

🎭Amy (Actress) Adams — is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1974
Actress, Producer, Italian
Names/Places: not to be confused with singer Amy Adams
TV Shows: Dr. Vegas (as Alice)
Movie Titles: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, American Hustle, The Fighter, Enchanted, Night at the Museum, Julie and Julia

🎭Pio D’Antini — is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1983 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Italian
Misc: best known as one half of the acclaimed comedy duo Pio e Amedeo

🎭🎵Alex Newell — is 30 in the year 2022 and 31 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1992 N.S.
Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Glee (as Wade “Unique” Adams)
Movie Titles: Geography Club, Platypus the Musical, Mean Gurlz

Jameson Frakes — is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.8/20/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Genie Francis & Jonathan’s son, WAS originally Benjamin Ivor

🎭🎵George O’Connor — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1874 d.9/28/1946 (72)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer

🎭🎵Alan Reed — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1907 N.S. d.6/14/1977 N.S. (69)
TV/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Allen’s Alley (as Falstaff Openshaw, radio 1932-49); Fred Allen Show, Life with Luigi, Mr. Adams & Eve (as JB Hafter), Peter Loves Mary (as Happy), The Flintstones (as Fred Flintstone), Where’s Huddles (as Mad Dog Maloney)

🎭Anthony Ainley — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1932 d.5/3/2004 (71)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Master)

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🎵🎸Doug Fieger — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1952 d.2/14/2010 (57)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1957
Group Names: The Knack

🎭Max Alexander — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1953 N.S. d.11/2/2016 N.S. (63)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: stage name: Max Alexander
TV Shows: The Tonight Show (numerous times as a guest)

🎨🎵Peter “Hithouse” Slaghuis — Birth Anniversary — b.8/20/1961 N.S. d.9/5/1991 N.S. (30)
Hairstylist, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: scratcher; sound engineer; of Video Kids “Woodpeckers From Space”; remixed Nu Shooz’s “I Can’t Wait” into a dance hit.

🎭Richard Daniels Jr. — Death Anniversary — b.10/11/1914 d.8/20/1970 (55)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Mickey)

🎭Walter Brooke — Death Anniversary — b.10/13/1914 d.8/20/1986 (71)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: One Man’s Family, The Green Hornet (as D.A. F.P. Scanlon)
Movie Titles: The Graduate (spoke one word, plastics)

🎭Sydney Arnold — Death Anniversary — b.2/21/1900 d.8/20/1993 (93)
Actor, Comedian, English

🎨🎭🎵Phyllis Diller — Death Anniversary — b.7/17/1917 d.8/20/2012 (95)
Painter, Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Lima, OH; NN:Wizard of Ooze; RLN:Driver
TV Shows: The Gong Show (panelist), The Hollywood Squares (panelist), The Pruitts of Southhampton, The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, Bold & The Beautiful

⛪🎭🎵Jerry (Comedian) Lewis — Death Anniversary — b.3/16/1926 d.8/20/2017 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Movie Producer/Director, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, N.J.; RN:Joseph Levitch
Song Titles: Sunday Driving
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (as cohost with Dean Martin), The Jerry Lewis Show
Movie Titles: The King of Comedy, The Bellboy, The Nutty Professor

Larry Siegel — Death Anniversary — b.10/29/1925 N.S. d.8/20/2019 N.S. (93)
Humorist, Comedy Writer
Misc: wrote for MAD Magazine
TV Shows: The Carol Burnett Show

Related Events on This Date

In 1920, Live from the Motor City, direct to your living room–pioneering American radio station 8MK in Detroit (later WWJ) began daily broadcasting.

In 1927, The first licensed merchandise for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is announced: a chocolate-coated marshmallow candy bar called Milk Chocolate Frappe, produced by the Vogan Candy Corporation.

In 1928, The 26th Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film, “Hot Dog” is released. This is the last Osward film that the Walt Disney Studio contributed to.

In 1930, Dumont conducts the first demonstration of TV broadcast for home reception in New York City.

In 1932, The Mickey Mouse film, “Trader Mickey”, is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1938, In front of about 10,000 people attending a Saturday morning publicity stunt organized by the Come to Cleveland Committee, five members of the Indians attempt to set a record by catching a baseball thrown from the top of the 708-foot Terminal Tower. Twenty-four-year-old rookie third-string catcher Henry Helf, wearing his street clothes, catches a ball dropped from the 52-story structure, estimated to be traveling at the speed of 138 mph, to break Gabby Streetʹs mark for a vertical catch established when the Senator catcher snagged a sphere dropped 555 feet from the top of the Washington Monument in 1908.

In 1951, American League President Will Harridge bans the Saint Louis Browns from ever using Eddie Gaedel in any more baseball games.

In 1955, R.C., “The Popcorn Song (Too Pooped To Pop)” by Cliffie Stone peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, On the cover of TV Guide: “Red Skelton”. Other Articles: TV Nostalgia Quiz, Ed Ames

In 1969, Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention following an eight-day tour in Canada. It was reported that the group was being tired of people who clap for all the wrong reasons.

In 1971, The first electronic pocket calculator was introduced. Made by Texas Instruments, it was battery powered and weighed 2.5 pounds (1.13 kg).

In 1974, “Shaft”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on CBS.

In 1977, R.C., “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, D.T. got bored one day watching the CBS Sunday Night rerunfest, so right in the middle of The Jeffersons, he shut off the TV, and turned on the radio station he usually listens to for music, KGB 101.5 in San Diego. BUT…instead of hearing the usual Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and the Stones, he heard artists such as Tom Lehrer, Spike Jones, Frank Zappa and a block of Christmas funny songs in August. Yup, he accidentally discovered The Doctor Demento Show on the radio, eight years after it debut on KMET in Los Angeles and had been in syndication for about half that long. The rest is history.

In 1978, Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds.

In 1981, COVER OF ROLLING STONE BILL MURRAY

In 1984, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded the “This Is The Life” single.

In 1985, Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle. Some people just have way too much time on their hands.

In 1989, “Duet”, TV Comedy; last aired on Fox.

In 1989, “Saved By The Bell”, the TV comedy, debut on NBC; itʹs like the Archie Comics only more vapid.

In 1993, Bonnie Hunt becomes the first woman to write, direct, produce, and star in her own TV series. “The Building” featuring a number of Huntʹs talented Chicago friends gets a six-episode Friday night tryout. It might have been renewed by CBS, if only sheʹd agree to fire her friends and replace them with less quirky actors, including Valerie Bertinelli. Among those complaining to CBS, when “The Building” gets evicted: Audrey Meadows.

In 1993, “Whatʹs Up Doc? (can We Rock)” single by Fu-schnickens (with S. Oʹneal) was certified Gold by the RIAA. Years later, the great Luke Ski turned this song into a Star Trek novelty song with “Whatʹs Up Spock?”

In 1994, Miracle the White Buffalo was born in Janesville, Wisconsin.

In 1996, “The Jerky Boys 3” album by The Jerky Boys was released

In 1997, In “South Park”, A volcanic eruption interrupted the boys camping trip, Kenny gets killed, and Patrick Duffy “guests” as part of a beastʹs anatomy.

In 2012, “The Inbetweeners” began airing on MTV

In 2012, Comedian Phyllis Diller, 95, died at her Los Angeles home.

In 2017, Actor, comic and longtime telethon host Jerry Lewis died of heart disease in Las Vegas at the age of 91.

In 2021, “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” began airing on Disney Junior

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1993, “Wilder Napalm” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Glenn Gordon Caron (director); Vince Gilligan (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger, Arliss Howard, M. Emmet Walsh, Jim Varney, Charles Gideon Davis, John Hostetter, Jonathan Rubin, Harvey Shield, Allyce Beasley, Lance Lee Baxley; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “Mickey Blue Eyes” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Universal Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment; Kelly Makin (director); Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn (screenplay); Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Burt Young, James Fox, Joe Viterelli, Gerry Becker, Maddie Corman, Tony Darrow, Paul Lazar, Vincent Pastore, Frank Pellegrino, Scott Thompson, John Ventimiglia, Margaret Devine, Beatrice Winde; Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “Universal Soldier: The Return” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Mic Rodgers (director); William Malone, John Fasano (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Heidi Schanz, Xander Berkeley, Justin Lazard, Kiana Tom, Daniel von Bargen, James R. Black, Bill Goldberg; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 2004, “Exorcist: The Beginning” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions; Renny Harlin (director); Alexi Hawley (screenplay); Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D’Arcy, Alan Ford, Ben Cross, Ralph Brown, Julian Wadham, David Bradley, Antonie Kamerling, Israel Aduramo, Patrick O’Kane, Rupert Degas, Andrew French, Remy Sweeney, Eddie Osei, James Bellamy; Horror;

In 2004, “Without a Paddle” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Steven Brill (director); Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse (screenplay); Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Somerville, Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi, Ray Baker, Rachel Blanchard, Burt Reynolds, Christina Moore, Antony Starr, Scott Adsit, Danielle Cormack, Bart the Bear 2; Comedy;

In 2008, “The Rocker” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox; Peter Cattaneo (director); Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay); Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Jane Lynch, Jeff Garlin, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Howard Hesseman, Lonny Ross, Bradley Cooper, Jon Glaser, Demetri Martin, Aziz Ansari, Nicole Arbour, Pete Best, Jane Krakowski, Samantha Weinstein, Jonathan Malen; Comedy; W

In 2021, “The Loud House Movie” was released on television by Netflix Animation / Nickelodeon Movies; Dave Needham (director); Asher Bishop, David Tennant, Michelle Gomez, Jill Talley, Brian Stepanek, Catherine Taber, Liliana Mumy, Nika Futterman, Cristina Pucelli, Jessica DiCicco, Grey Griffin, Lara Jill Miller, Katy Townsend, Andre Robinson

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1949, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Margaret Whiting And Johnny Mercer charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Dinah Shore And Buddy Clark charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Sammy Kaye charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie” by Somethin’ Smith And The Redheads charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “The Popcorn Song (Too Pooped To Pop)” by The Cliffie Stone Orchestra charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Bad Man’s Blunder” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Johnny Bond charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by Dante And The Evergreens charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Charlie Ryan And The Timberline Riders charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “There’s Something On Your Mind” by Bobby Marchan charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Yogi” by The Ivy Three charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “A Kookie Little Paradise” by Jo-Ann Campbell charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “A Kookie Little Paradise” by The Tree Swingers charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “The Martian Boogie” by Brownsville Station charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” by The Ramones charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Ewok Celebration” by Meco charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shiny Shiny” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “A Nightmare On My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Beverly Hills” by Weezer charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “As Good As I Once Was” by Toby Keith charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Do You Want Fries With That” by Tim McGraw charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Alcohol” by Brad Paisley charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Redneck Yacht Club” by Craig Morgan charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Hicktown” by Jason Aldean charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1955, “Cool Water” by Frankie Laine With The Mellowmen charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mama / Robot Man” by Connie Francis charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “What A Mouth (What A North And South)” by Tommy Steele charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” by Gene Vincent charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by Rusty Draper charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “I Love How You Love Me” by Paul And Barry Ryan charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Double Dutch” by Malcolm McLaren charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Right Now” by The Creatures charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Peek-A-Boo” by Siouxsie And The Banshees charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Charlton Heston” by Stump charted at number 83 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Hib’s Heroes” by Hibernian Football Squad charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” by PJ And Duncan (Ant And Dec) charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Midnight At The Oasis” by The Brand New Heavies charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Tony Christie Featuring Peter Kay charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Panic! At The Disco charted at number 80 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1949, “The Pussy Cat Song” by Patty Andrews And Bob Crosby charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Deck Of Cards” by Phil Harris charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “The Crazy Otto Rag” by Happy Hoagy Carmichael or The Stargazers charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “What A Mouth (What A North And South)” by Tommy Steele charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) / I Mess Up Everything I Get My Hands On” by Joe Tex charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Baked Beans / You Love Me” by Mother Goose charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “The Rubberband Man / Now That We’re Together” by The (Detroit) Spinners charted at number 93 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash / Water” by Rose Royce charted at number 99 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Australiana” by Austen Tayshus charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shiny Shiny” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Gotta Give The Grog Away” by Col Elliott charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Fat” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Absolutely Fabulous” by Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys) charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “The Winner Is…” by Southend With Nik Fish charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1977, “Mah-nà-mah-nà” by The Muppet Show charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Life Begins At 40” by Dave And The Dynamos charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Attack Of The Name Game” by Stacy Lattisaw charted at number 46 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Fat” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1994, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 6 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 22 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Jack Sparrow” by The Lonely Island Featuring Michael Bolton charted at number 10 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 15 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Hermes House Band And Tony Christie charted at number 53 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1960, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Albert West And Brian Hyland charted at number 52 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 64 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 29 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Het SpongeBob Squarepants lied” by SpongeBob Squarepants charted at number 40 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 65 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1994, “Doop” by Doop charted at number 30 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 50 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 17 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 180 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “God Save The Queen” by Sex Pistols charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Jack Sparrow” by The Lonely Island Featuring Michael Bolton charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Doop” by Doop charted at number 32 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 43 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 40 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1960, “Yogi” by The Ivy Three charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Popsicle” by Jan And Dean charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 65 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “We’re Off To Dublin In The Green / The Merry Ploughboy” by The Abbey Tavern Singers / The Carlton Showband charted at number 78 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Singin’ In The Rain” by Taco charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 13 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 16 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 35 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 37 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “This Note’s For You” by Neil Young and the Bluenotes charted at number 81 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 5 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted somewhere on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 18 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 9 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 3 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 10 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 3 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 4 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 20 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart