The Offbeat Datebook August 21, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 21

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭Kim Cattrall — is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1956
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: Sex and The City (as Samantha Jones), Sensitive Skin (as Davina Jackson)
Movie Titles: Big Trouble in Little China, Police Academy, Sex and the City (movie series); Star Trek VI, Ice Princess

🎭Tammy Amerson — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1969
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: Jem, Cop Rock
Movie Titles: My Little Pony (movie series)

🎭Marc Evan Jackson — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1970 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Kevin Cozner), The Good Place (as Shawn)
Movie Titles: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kong: Skull Island

🎭Paul Zerdin — is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1972 N.S.
Comedian, Ventriloquist, English

🎭Brooks Wheelan — is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1986 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Better Off Single

🎭🎮Hayden Panettiere — is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1989
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Ally McBeal (as Maddie Harrington), Heroes (as Claire Bennett, also in Heroes Reborn), Nashville (as Juliette Barnes)
Movie Titles: Racing Stripes, Ice Princess
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series), Until Dawn

🎭🎵Bo Burnham — is 32 in the year 2022 and 33 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1990 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Song Titles: My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay, Bo Fo Sho

🎭Tom Maden — is 31 in the year 2022 and 32 in the year 2023; b.8/21/1991 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Make It or Break It, Scream: The TV Series (as Jake Fitzgerald)
Movie Titles: Reverson, The Nanny Express, Killer Coach

🎭Blossom Rock — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1895 d.1/14/1978 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Jeanette MacDonald’s sister; stage name: Marie Blake of 1940s movies
Misc: veteran comic supporting actress of the 1940s
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Grandma Addams)

🎵🎷William Allen “Count” Basie — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1904 N.S. d.4/26/1984 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Organist, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Red Bank, NJ; d. in Hollywood, Florida

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🎨🎭Isadore “I.” “Friz” Freleng — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1906 N.S. d.5/26/1995 N.S. (88)
Animator, Cartoon Producer/Director
Misc: Warner Bros cartoons; Cartoon executive; some say b. 1906; created Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Speedy, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam (to whom he admitted more than a passing resemblance), Pink Panther; won five Academy Awards

✍📰🎭John Henry Faulk — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1913 d.4/9/1990 (76)
Humorist, Commentator, Panelist
TV Shows: It’s News to Me, Hee Haw, Leave It to the Girls

🎨Marie Severin — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1929 N.S. d.8/29/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: known for her work at Marvel Comics and the 1950’s EC Comics; in the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

⛪🎭🎵Kenny (Singer) Rogers — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1938 N.S. d.3/20/2020 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Actor, Variety Show Host, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; RN:Kenneth Ray Donald Rogers
Group Names: The New Christy Minstrels, First Edition (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Lucille, She Believes in Me, You Decorated My Life, Lady, The Gambler, Coward of the Country, Islands in the Stream (duet with Dolly Parton), Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kim Carnes), Love the World Away, I Don’t Need You, We’ve Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton)
Album Titles: Kenny Rogers, Daytime Friends, Love or Something Like It, The Gambler, Kenny, Gideon, Share Your Love, Love Will Turn You Around, We’ve Got Tonight, Eyes That See in the Dark
TV Shows: Rollin’ on the River (host)
Movie Titles: Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (TV movie series), The Coward of the County (TV movie), Six Pack, MacShayne (TV movie series)

🎭Howard Lew Lewis — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1941 N.S. d.1/20/2018 N.S. (76)
Comic Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, Brush Strokes

✍🎭Hugh Wilson — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1943 N.S. d.1/14/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, TV/Movie Director
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti, Frank’s Place
Movie Titles: Police Academy, The First Wives Club

🎨⚛🎭Stephen Hillenburg — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1961 N.S. d.11/26/2018 N.S. (57)
Animator, Cartoonist, Biologist, Director
TV Shows: SpongeBob SquarePants (creator), Rocko’s Modern Life (director)

🎨✍Stéphane Charbonnier — Birth Anniversary — b.8/21/1967 N.S. d.1/7/2015 N.S. (47)
Cartoonist, Satirist, French

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer — Death Anniversary — b.8/14/1863 d.8/21/1940 (77)
Writer, Poet
Book Titles: Casey At The Bat (1888)

🎭🎵Walter Schumann — Death Anniversary — b.10/8/1913 d.8/21/1958 (44)
Director, Conductor/Composer
Group Names: Chorals
Song Titles: Dragnet (dum-dee-dum-dum-DUM)

🎭Danitra Vance — Death Anniversary — b.7/13/1959 N.S. d.8/21/1994 N.S. (35)
Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-86)

🎵Wesley Willis — Death Anniversary — b.5/31/1963 N.S. d.8/21/2003 N.S. (40)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer

Jeanne Robertson — Death Anniversary — b.9/21/1943 N.S. d.8/21/2021 N.S. (77)
Humorist, Teacher

Related Events on This Date

In 1887, Left-hand pitcher Philadelphiaʹs Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in the ninth inning in a game with New York Giants, inspiring Ernest L. Thayer to write the poem “Casey At The Bat.”

In 1927, An “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Stencil Set” is first advertised for sale, produced by the Universal Tag and Novelty Company.

In 1937, R.C., “Satan Takes A Holiday” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Tommy Dorsey.

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bom”, by Barry Mann entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1964, Life magazine previewed two of TVʹs new fall shows “The Adams Family” and “The Munsters” including photos of the stars (in costume!)

In 1965, The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in Saint Paul to become NWA champ.

In 1972, “Big Bambu” album by Cheech and Chong was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, “Candy Man” single by Sammy Davis, Jr./Mike Curb Congregation was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, The first house made of recycled parts was finished in Richmond, Virginia.

In 1974, “The Longest Yard” starring Burt Reynolds premiered in three New York theaters.

In 1975, TV Guide Listing: ABC 8 p.m./ET Almost Anything Goes (Game): “Saloon Slide” features female competitors on a slide trying to catch mugs of beer that are sliding down a bar. “Cantaloupe Catapult” involves team members using pails to catch cantaloupes hurled from downfield. “Gone With the Pillows” matches hoop-skirted female players using pillows to knock each other off planks into the pool below. Competing towns are Peoria, Arizona, Boulder City, Nevada, and host site Banning, California. Mark Spitz presents the trophies. Calling the play-by-play are Charlie Jones, Lynn Shackleford and Dick Whittington.

In 1979, Lori Adams set the womanʹs record for the two pound rolling pin throw with a toss of 53.5 meters.

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” single by Charlie Daniels Band was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 1998, Travis Meyer parodied that song into “The Devil Went Down to Jamaica”

In 1982, On the cover of TV Guide: “Nell Carter of Gimme a Break”. Other Articles: William Christopher, TV Villians

In 1982, R.C., “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Boy In The Box” album by Corey Hart was certified Gold by the RIAA. “Welcome to Boy in the Box, may I take your order? Ah, yea, I want a Bonus Boy with Onion Rings and a large orange shake!”

In 1985, “Double Trouble”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC. It looks and sounds like Sister, Sister but itʹs Double Trouble, an NBC sitcom featuring teenage twins Jean and Liz Sagal. And as of tonight itʹs canceled.

In 1992, CBS premieres Driving Miss Daisy, the sitcom version of the Academy Award-winning movie. Robert Guillaume stars as the chauffeur hired by businessman Boolie Werthan (Saul Rubinek) to drive his crotchety mother, Miss Daisy (Joan Plowright), after sheʹs had a series of auto accidents. The one-joke show had little drive of its own and did not make the networkʹs fall schedule.

In 1993, Fed up with the outdated Atari eight-bit technology, and rather late at that, tightwad D.T. purchased the Tandy Sensation color computer and monitor for $2000; today, itʹs worth $27.95 in 1999 dollars. His three month job to transfer his database from the Atari to the IBM standard would be long and tedious, using two modems to dial each other and converting the database to hex code in a 360K text file before transfer and reconverting afterwards, but the transfer job took over 60 nights with a crummy 300 baud modem on Atariʹs side for the job to be completed.

In 1993, R.C., “Iʹm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1995, D.T. officially opens a website with the help of Interprep and dubs it “D.T.’s Demented Datebook,” which evolved into the current mega look at todayʹs celebrity birthdays and events and rechristened “Today in All Kinds of History.” It originally started out as a small paragraph of music and events related to funny music tagged at the end of the Doctor Demento reports in early 1995, but got spun off into their own posts, then finally expanded to include dozens of other varieties of items, making it one of the most comprehensible looks of this date in history anywhere on the Internet.

In 1995, This marks the day “Bermuda” Schwartz first posted the Bermuda Files about “Weird Al” Yankovic on the web! The very first address was at earthlink.net, and a short time later, it was moved to www.loop.com/~bermuda/index.htm (which is listed in the Bad Hair Day album booklet). It has since been moved to the weirdal.com domain.

In 2003, Utterly unique, six foot five inch, 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent emergency surgery to suppress internal bleeding on June 2 and remained in hospice care until his death.

In 2003, Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment of the teamʹs first baseman, the “Rally Karaoke Guy” makes his debut when a video of Kevin Millar, as a Los Angeles City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in the USA,” is shown on the scoreboard. The video, which was first played at a clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, now FBI agent, appears to be Bostonʹs answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days, beating the Aʹs, 14-5.

In 2017, A total solar eclipse was visible from North America across the United States.

In 2017, Millions watched the United Statesʹ first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Experts said the event was one of the largest mass migrations in human history with more than 200 million Americans within a dayʹs drive of the path of totality.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1981, “An American Werewolf in London” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / PolyGram Pictures / The Guber-Peters Company; John Landis (director/screenplay); David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover, Lila Kaye, David Schofield, Paul Kember, Frank Oz, Don McKillop, Rik Mayall, Sean Baker, Sydney Bromley, Frank Singuineau, Will Leighton, Michael Carter, Anne-Marie Davies, Albert Moses, Alan Ford, Christine Hargreaves, Linzi Drew, Nina Carter, Vic Armstrong, John Landis; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1981, “First Monday in October” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Ronald Neame (director); Jerome Lawrence, Robert Edwin Lee (screenplay); Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling, James Stephens, Joshua Bryant, Wiley Harker, Charles Lampkin, F.J. O’Neil, Lew Palter, Richard McMurray, Herb Vigran; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1981, “Honky Tonk Freeway” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / Associated Film Distribution / EMI Films / Honky Tonk Freeway Company / Kendon Films; John Schlesinger (director); Edward Clinton (screenplay); Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr, Peter Billingsley, Beau Bridges, Beverly D’Angelo, Daniel Stern, Celia Weston, Deborah Rush, Geraldine Page, George Dzundza, Joe Grifasi, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frances Lee McCain, William Devane, Jerry Hardin, John Ashton, Frances Bay, Anne Ramsey; Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, “Born in East L.A.” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures; Cheech Marin (director/screenplay); Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kamala Lopez, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Alma Martinez, Neith Hunter, Tito Larriva, Eddie Barth, Larry Blackmon, Terrence Evans; Live Action Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie” was released in movie theaters by Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Topps; Rod Amateau (director/screenplay); Melinda Palmer (screenplay); Anthony Newley, Mackenzie Astin, Katie Barberi, Jim Cummings, Phil Fondacaro, Debbie Lee Carrington, Ron McLachlan, J.P. Amateau, Marjory Graue, Kevin Thompson, Robert Bell, Chloe Amateau, Larry Green, Arturo Gil, Sue Rossitto, Teri Benaron; Comedy; Live Action

In 1992, “The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag” was released in movie theaters by Touchstone Pictures; Allan Moyle (director); Grace Cary Bickley (screenplay); Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty, Alfre Woodard, Xander Berkeley, Ray McKinnon, Andy Romano, Faye Grant, Michael O’Neill, Christopher John Fields, Billie Neal, Marian Seldes, Meat Loaf, Catherine Keener; Comedy; Live Action

In 1992, “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” was released in movie theaters by Hemdale Film Corporation; Masami Hata, William Hurtz (director); Chris Columbus, Richard Outten (screenplay); Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, René Auberjonois, Danny Mann, Laura Mooney, Bernard Erhard, Bill Martin, Alan Oppenheimer, Michael Bell, Sidney Miller, Neil Ross, John Stephenson, Greg Burson, Jennifer Darling, Sherry Lynn, Nancy Cartwright, Ellen Gerstell, Tress MacNeille, Michael McConnohie, Beau Weaver, Michael Gough, Kathleen Freeman, June Foray, Gregg Berger, Bert Kramer, Brian Cummings, Rainey Haynes, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Sally Stevens, Carmen Twillie, Lauren Wood, Guy Christopher, Michael Sheehan, Bever-Leigh Banfield, Peggy Abernathy, Sherwood Ball, Ken Chandler, Mitch Gordon, Jamie Lynn Grenham, Diana Harris, Mark Lennon, Kathy Levin, Jack Lynch, Gene Morford, Gary Stockdale, Randy Crenshaw; Adventure, Fantasy, Musical; Animation

In 1998, “Blade” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema / Marvel Enterprises; Stephen Norrington (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Sanaa Lathan, Arly Jover, Tim Guinee, Traci Lords, Kevin Patrick Walls; Action, Superhero, Fantasy; Live Action

In 1998, “Dead Man on Campus” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / MTV Productions / Pacific Western Productions; Alan Cohn (director); Michael Traeger, Mike White (screenplay); Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tom Everett Scott, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro, Corey Page, Alyson Hannigan, Shelley Malil, Mari Morrow, Dave Ruby, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Randy Pearlstein, Aeryk Egan, Mark Carapezza, Jeff T.; Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, “Next Stop Wonderland” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Brad Anderson (director/screenplay); Lyn Vaus (screenplay); Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Victor Argo, H. Jon Benjamin, Cara Buono, Larry Gilliard Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Lewis, Roger Rees, Sam Seder, José Zúñiga, Callie Thorne, Holland Taylor, Robert Klein; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, “Wrongfully Accused” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions; Pat Proft (director/screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock, Melinda McGraw, Michael York, Sandra Bernhard, Aaron Pearl, Leslie Jones, Ben Ratner, Gerard Plunkett, Duncan Fraser; Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “Genius” was released on television by Buena Vista Television; Rod Daniel (director); John Rieck, Jim Lincoln, Dan Studney (screenplay); Trevor Morgan, Emmy Rossum, Charles Fleischer, Yannick Bisson, Peter Keleghan, Philip Granger, Jonathan Whittaker, Patrick Thomas, Matthew Koller, Chuck Campbell, Eli Ham, Darryl Pring, Sandi Ross, Adam Blake, Michael Colton, Ed Sahely, Tre Smith, Kyle Welton, Eric Trask, Daniel Chevrier, Tony Meyler, Nicholas Wood; Comedy, Family, Romance; Live Action

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1943, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” by Al Dexter And His Troopers charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Woody Woodpecker” by Mel Blanc And The Sportsmen charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Woody Woodpecker” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring Gloria Wood charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “William Tell Overture (Feedlebaum)” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Doodles Weaver charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Cool Water” by Vaughn Monroe And Sons Of The Pioneers charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by Ralph Marterie charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I’m Henry VIII I Am” by Herman’s Hermits charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Strangeloves charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Ju Ju Hand” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Annie Fanny” by The Kingsmen charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Liar Liar” by Castaways charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely)” by Shirley And Squirrely charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Workin’ For A Livin’” by Huey Lewis And The News charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Hooked On Swing” by Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats charted at number 109 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Pets” by Porno For Pyros charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Girls Lie Too” by Terri Clark charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big And Rich charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2021, “Cold Beer Calling My Name” by Jameson Rodgers Featuring Luke Combs charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Goodbye” by Peter Cook And Dudley Moore charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Driving In My Car” by Madness charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “My Girl Lollipop” by Bad Manners charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Clapping Song / Blame” by The Belle Stars charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Arthur Daley (‘E’s Alright)” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “John Wayne Is Big Leggy” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wot!” by Captain Sensible charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Anarchy In The U.K.” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Outerspace Girl” by The Beloved charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Double Double Dutch” by Dope Smugglaz charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Computer Love” by Supercar charted at number 67 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Lift It High (All About Belief)” by 1999 Manchester United Squad charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1965, “(Do) The Hucklebuck / I Ran All The Way Home” by Brendan Bowyer charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Daddy Cool” by Drummond charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie” by Gerry Monroe charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Only Sixteen / The Millionaire” by Dr. Hook charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I.O.U. / Let’s Pick Up The Pieces” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Happy Days / Cruisin’ With The Fonz” by Pratt And McClain charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back (Theme From ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’) / Warm Baby” by John Sebastian charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “No Charge / Till You’re Loving Me Again” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme From “Laverne And Shirley”) / Watching You” by Cyndi Grecco charted at number 71 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don’t Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) / Slap Your Draughty Blue Jeans” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 90 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) / The Blackbird” by The Wurzels charted at number 98 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “House Of Fun / Don’t Look Back” by Madness charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like / It’s My Car” by The Waitresses charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey / Hanging Around” by Toni Basil charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation / Beatnik Beach” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Don’t Talk To Strangers / Comic Book Heroes / I’m Your Superman” by Rick Springfield charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out of Work / Bring Her Back” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 64 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Want Candy / Cowboy” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 69 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Words / I Like Boys” by Missing Persons charted at number 80 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Push Th’ Little Daisies” by Ween charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Spider-Man Theme” by Michael Bublé charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1976, “No Charge” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Gumboots” by Fred Dagg (John Clarke) charted at number 26 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Wombling Song” by The Wombles charted at number 29 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Maoris On 45” by The Consorts charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 47 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Dur dur d’être bébé! (It’s Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” by Spin Doctors charted at number 35 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1976, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by The Beatles charted at number 19 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha” by Trio charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by Falco charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “You’re In The Army Now” by Bolland charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 9 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 10 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 26 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 35 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Best Friend” by Toy-Box charted at number 47 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Disney Cast charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 22 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by Rewind Featuring Madame Denise charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Rigga-Ding-Dong-Song” by Passion Fruit charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Funky Cold Medina ‘Y2K” by Tone Loc meets ZZ Brothers charted at number 33 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “(Bring Me) Edelweiss 2000” by Mariah M. charted at number 39 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Happy Talk” by Captain Sensible charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 44 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley” by The Beatles charted at number 47 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Macarena [1993]” by Los del Rio charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” by RuPaul charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Disney Cast charted at number 44 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Best Friend” by Toy-Box charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 50 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 70 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 22 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1993, “Les boules” by Jordy charted at number 35 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 4 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 8 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 29 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 35 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 79 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 5 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper charted at number 29 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 64 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Dur dur d’être bébé! (It’s Tough To Be A Baby)” by Bébé Lilly charted at number 55 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2021, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 180 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2021, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 198 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha” by Trio charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by Falco charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 15 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 18 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Ding Dong Song” by Günther And The Sunshine Girls charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 14 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha (Da da da ich weiß Bescheid, du weißt Bescheid)” by Frank Zander charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Rigga-Ding-Dong-Song” by Passion Fruit charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 34 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper charted at number 95 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Annie Fanny” by The Kingsmen charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 16 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 40 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 54 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 60 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” by Jerry Reed charted at number 64 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme From “Laverne And Shirley”)” by Cyndi Grecco charted at number 48 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 30 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Stuck In The 90’s” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Kilted Yaksmen Anthem” by Ren And Stimpy charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 29 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Cowboy” by Kid Rock charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 70 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 6 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Stuck In The 90’s” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 34 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 74 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 88 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 3 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 5 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 86 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 5 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 6 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Bob Esponja pantalones cuadrados” by SpongeBob Squarepants charted at number 14 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 3 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 6 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart