The Offbeat Datebook August 22, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 22

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭Ant — Birthdate Conflict — b.8/22/1967 N.S. or 8/23/1967 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Host
Names/Places: RN: Anthony Steven Kalloniatis
Misc: sources don’t agree on birthdate
TV Shows: Celebrity Fit Club (host), Unhappily Ever After (as Barry / Berry)
Movie Titles: Twin Falls Idaho, Another Gay Movie

🎭Mark Bramhall — is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1942 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Vanilla Sky, Silver

🎭🎵Ron Dante — is 77 in the year 2022 and 78 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1945 N.S.
Stage Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RN:Carmine Granito
Misc: commercial jingles
Group Names: Detergents, The Archies (lead singer), Cuff Links (lead)
Song Titles: “Sugar, Sugar”, Jingle Jangle
TV Shows: The Archie Show (as the singing voice of Archie; Dallas McKennon played the talking voice of Archie)

🎭Cindy Williams — is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1947
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Van Nuys, California
Misc: many say b. 1948
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Shirley Feeney), Normal Life (as Anne Harlow), Getting By (as Cathy Hale)
Movie Titles: The Conversation, American Graffiti, Bingo

🎭Mark Williams — is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1959 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Brian Williams)
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series as Arthur Weasley), High Heels and Low Lifes, The Final Curtain, 101 Dalmations, A Cock and Bull Story

🎭Brooke Dillman — is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1966 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Kickin’ It (as Joan), The Middle, Bob’s Burgers, Where the Bears Are, Wrecked (as Karen)
Movie Titles: Superbad, 4th Man Out, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Earch to Echo

🎭Anthony Steven Kalloniatis — is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1967 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: aka Ant
TV Shows: Unhappily Ever After (as Barry / Berry), Celebrity Fit Club
Movie Titles: Another Gay Movie, Twin Falls Idaho

🎭Ty Burrell — is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1967
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Back to You (as Gary), Out of Practice, Modern Family (as Phil Dunphy)
Movie Titles: The Incredible Hulk (2008), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Muppets Most Wanted

🎭Richard Armitage — is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1971
Actor, English
TV Shows: North and South, Robin Hood (as Guy of Gisborne), Berlin Station (as Daniel Miller)
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (series), Captain America: The First Avenger

🎭Kristen Wiig — is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1973
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (2005-2012)
Movie Titles: How to Train Your Dragon, Zoolander No. 2, Ghostbusters, Knocked Up, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Martian, Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2, The Skeleton Twins, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Whip It

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🎭Jenna Leigh Green — is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1974
Actress
Names/Places: Jessica Green’s twin
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Libby Chessler)
Movie Titles: You Again, I Am Michael, Hard Sell

🎭Ed Petrie — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1978 N.S.
Comedian, English

🎭James Corden — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1978 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, English
TV Shows: A League of Their Own (host), The Late Late Show with James Corden (host)
Movie Titles: Begin Again, Into the Woods

🎭🎮Brandon Adams — is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.8/22/1979 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: The People Under the Stairs, The Sandlot, The Mighty Ducks (series), Moonwalker
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series)

🎨George Herriman — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1880 d.4/25/1944 (63)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Krazy Kat

🎭🎵Nick Lucas — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1897 d.7/28/1982 (84)
Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Singer, Banjoist, Guitarist, Pianist
Names/Places: NN:The Singing Troubador

🎭🎵Rod Brasfield — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1910 d.9/12/1958 (48)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Country-Novelty Performer
Misc: Grand Ole Opry

Ray Douglas Bradbury — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1920 d.6/5/2012 (91)
Sci-fi Writer
Names/Places: b. in Waukegan, IL
Misc: Stan Freberg’s best friend; His highly imaginative science-fiction stories blended social criticism with an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology.
Book Titles: Fahrenheit 451, Martian Chronicles, Illustrated Man

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🎭Honor Blackman — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1925 N.S. d.4/5/2020 N.S. (94)
TV/Movie Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Upper Hand (as Laura West), The Avengers (as Cathy Gale)
Movie Titles: Jason and the Argonauts, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Goldfinger (as Pussy Galore)

🎭Douglas Schoolfield Cramer — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1931 N.S. d.6/7/2021 N.S. (89)
TV Producer
Misc: worked for Paramount Television and Spelling Television
TV Shows: Star Trek, The Odd Couple, Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch, Mission: Impossible, Dynasty

🎖H. Norman Schwarzkopf — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1934 d.12/27/2012 (78)
General
Names/Places: NN:Stormin’ the Bear who took no bull from Saddam NN:Stormin’ Norman; b. in Trenton, NJ
Misc: 4-star Army Gen’l; Liberated Kuwait from Iraq

⛪🎭Valerie Harper — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1939 N.S. d.8/30/2019 N.S. (80)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Suffern, NY; Richard Schaal’s wife
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Rhoda), Rhoda (as Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard), Valerie (as Valerie Hogan), The City, The Office
Movie Titles: Blame It on Rio

⛪🎭🎵Bishop Bullwinkle — Birth Anniversary — b.8/22/1948 N.S. d.6/16/2019 N.S. (70)
Pastor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: RN: Bernard Thomas

🎭Sebastian Cabot — Death Anniversary — b.7/6/1918 d.8/22/1977 (59)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Narrator, English
TV Shows: Checkmate, Suspense, Family Affair (as Mr. Giles French), Ghost Story (as Winston Essex)

🎵🎸Bruce Gary — Death Anniversary — b.4/7/1951 d.8/22/2006 (55)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Knack

🎭Michael Leader — Death Anniversary — b.9/12/1938 N.S. d.8/22/2016 N.S. (77)
Actor, English
TV Shows: EastEnders, TV Burp, Doctor Who, Blakes 7
Movie Titles: Star Wars Episode IV (as a Stormtrooper)

✍🎭🎵Thomas Meehan — Death Anniversary — b.8/14/1929 d.8/22/2017 N.S. (88)
Screenwriter, Producer, Librettist
Arts Titles: PL: Annie, The Producers, Hairspray

Related Events on This Date

In 1936, The Silly Symphony film, “Toby Tortoise Returns” is released.

In 1938, In the Northeast Arkansas League, a game between the Caruthersville Pilots and the Paragould Rebels was called after 5½ innings because of a storm…a bug storm.

In 1941, The Mickey Mouse film, “Orphanʹs Benefit” is remade in color and released. Donald Duck, Clara Cluck, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, and Goofy also appear.

In 1947, The Donald Duck film, “Bootle Beetle” is released.

In 1953, “Dragnet”, by Ray Anthony entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1958, “The Life Of Riley”, TV Comedy, on radio since ’44; skip ’51-52; last aired on NBC.

In 1959, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Iʹve Got a Secret”. Other Articles: Johnny Carson, Jerry Mathers

In 1960, R.C., “Kookie Little Paradise” by The Tree Swingers peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Liberty Records reported that the novelty album, “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles” was selling 25,000 copies a day.

In 1964, R.C., “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fudduh! (A Letter From Camp) (New 1964 Version)” by Allan Sherman peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, “Bread And Butter”, by Newbeats entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1964, “G.T.O.”, by Ronny and The Daytonas entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1970, R.C., “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon and War peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Brother Louie” single by Stories was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, READING ABOUT RICHARD PRYOR The comic is profiled in “TIME” as he prepares for the fall debut of his new TV variety series, and enjoys the success of his movie “GREASED LIGHTNING”

In 1981, Foreigner topped the U.S. album chart with their fourth album, entitled “4.” One of these years, youʹll see “Weird Al” Yankovic top the album chart with “27”!

In 1986, “Heartbeat” album by Don Johnson was released. Was this a joke or something? Even worse, co-star Phillip Michael Thomas released an album later on, but bombed. The Miami heat has definitely gotten to Johnson. Johnsonʹs music recently “earned” the distinction of being destroyed and “banned for life” from MTV, having been voted “the lamest video of all time.”

In 1992, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” TV Cartoon last aired on Fox.

In 1993, Fox answers the burning question: What happened to Tootie? Well, Kim Fields is back, and she Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, and Erika Alexander are all “Living Single.”

In 1993, Kwajakein, Marshall Islands Lose A Day! The island goes from August 20 to 22 skipping 21 as the island joins the rest of the Marshall Islands on the same side of the date line.

In 1993, “Parker Lewis Canʹt Lose”, TV Comedy; last aired on Fox.

In 1995, Almost two years after his death, his music still fascinates new listeners, thus Rykodisc releasees the collection “Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa.” Gathering nineteen of Zappaʹs most familiar, accessible “rock” tunes, from sixteen of his best albums, the collection serves as a Frank Zappa 101 for new fans just getting into twenty-seven years worth of some of the weirdest rock ʹnʹ roll on the planet.

In 1997, The movie based on the TV series “Leave It To Beaver” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1997, “How Bizarre” album by OMC was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1998, The King of All Media returns to weekly syndication when Howard Stern hosts his late-night program “The Howard Stern Radio Show” in syndication.

In 1998, Elton John invited comic actor Jim Carrey onstage during his concert at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The two dueted on “Rocket Man.”

In 2007, Football score? Nope. The Texas Rangers beat up the Baltimore Orioles 30 to three. It was the first time since 1900, considered the beginning of the modern era, that a team reached 30 runs in a game. In football, thatʹs ten field goals!

In 2011, Jerry Leiber, who with longtime partner Mike Stoller wrote “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Stand By Me,” and other hit songs that came to define early rock ʹnʹ roll, died unexpectedly of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1986, “Night of the Creeps” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Fred Dekker (director/screenplay); Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins, Allan Kayser, Wally Taylor, Bruce Solomon, David Paymer, David Oliver, Dick Miller, Suzanne Snyder, John J. York, Jay Arlen Jones, Elizabeth Alda, Lori Lively, Dan Frischman, Shane Black, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger, Robert Kerman, Ken Heron, Alice Cadogan, June Harris, Robert Kino, Vic Polizos, Evelyne Smith, Dave Alan Johnson; Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1986, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” was released in movie theaters by Cannon Films; Tobe Hooper (director); L.M. Kit Carson (screenplay); Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Johnson, Bill Moseley, Lou Perryman, Judy Kelly, Chris Douridas, Ken Evert, Kinky Friedman, Dan Jenkins, Joe Bob Briggs; Slasher, Black Comedy; Live Action

In 1990, “Pump Up the Volume” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Allan Moyle (director/screenplay); Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Mimi Kennedy, Scott Paulin, Cheryl Pollak, Annie Ross, Ahmet Zappa, Billy Morrissette, Seth Green, Robert Schenkkan, Ellen Greene, Andy Romano, Anthony Lucero, Lala Sloatman, James Hampton; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1997, “Leave It to Beaver” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures; Andy Cadiff (director); Brian Levant, Lon Diamond (screenplay); Christopher McDonald, Janine Turner, Cameron Finley, Erik von Detten, Adam Zolotin, Erika Christensen, Alan Rachins, Grace Phillips, E.J. de la Pena, Justin Restivo, Geoff Pierson, Louis Martin Braga, Shirley Prestia, Brighton Hertford, Fran Bennett, Matthew Carey, Brenda Song, Barbara Billingsley, Ken Osmond, Frank Bank; Comedy, Family; Live Action

In 1997, “Masterminds” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures; Roger Christian (director); Floyd Byars (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford, Matt Craven, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jon Abrahams, Katie Stuart, Michael MacRae, Callum Keith Rennie, Earl Pastko, Jason Schombing, Michael David Simms, David Paul Grove; Action, Comedy; Live Action

In 1997, “Mimic” was released in movie theaters by Dimension Films / Miramax Films; Guillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Matthew Robbins (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham, Norman Reedus, Julian Richings, Doug Jones, Alexander Goodwin, Alix Koromzay, James Costa, Javon Barnwell; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1997, “Money Talks” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Brett Ratner (director); Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow (screenplay); Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Paul Sorvino, Gerard Ismael, Elise Neal, Michael Wright, Larry Hankin, Paul Gleason, Daniel Roebuck, Frank Bruynbroek, Veronica Cartwright, Damian Chapa, Faizon Love, David Warner, Buddy Joe Hooker, Rance Howard; Comedy; Live Action

In 1997, “A Smile Like Yours” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment; Keith Samples (director/screenplay); Kevin Meyer (screenplay); Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, John Cusack, Jay Thomas, Jill Hennessy, Sheridan Samples, Christopher McDonald, Donald Moffat, France Nuyen, Marianne Muellerleile, Ben Stein, Shirley MacLaine; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “Au Pair” was released on television by FOX Family Channel / Saban Entertainment; Mark Griffiths (director); Jeffrey C. Sherman, Cheryl Saban (screenplay); Gregory Harrison, Heidi Noelle Lenhart, Jane Sibbett, Katie Volding, Jake Dinwiddie, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Riehle, Michael Woolson, Larry Robbins, Pat Elliott, Dávid Ungvári, Kristin Hansen, Éva Gyetvai, Peter Linka, Caitlin Griffiths; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 2003, “The Battle of Shaker Heights” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Efram Potelle, Kyle Rankin (directors); Erica Beeney (screenplay); Shia LaBeouf, Elden Henson, Amy Smart, Shiri Appleby, Kathleen Quinlan, William Sadler, Ray Wise, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Billy Kay, Michael McShane, Anson Mount, Hattie Wilson; Comedy, Drama; ; Live Action

In 2003, “Marci X” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Richard Benjamin (director); Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Richard Benjamin, Christine Baranski, Paula Garces, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Charles Kimbrough, Jane Krakowski, Veanne Cox, Sherie Rene Scott, Matthew Morrison, NaShawn Kearse, Gerry Becker, Bruce Altman, Walter Bobbie, Mustafa Shakir, Kaity Tong, Jim Watkins, Mary Murphy, Mary Hart, Hassan Johnson, Queen Esther, Dean Edwards, Erik LaRay Harvey, Zachary Tyler, Billy Griffith; Romance, Comedy; ; Live Action

In 2003, “The Medallion” was released in movie theaters by Screen Gems / TriStar Pictures; Gordon Chan (director/screenplay); Alfred Cheung, Bennett Davlin, Paul Wheeler, Bey Logan (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands, John Rhys-Davies, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Christy Chung, Alex Bao, Johann Myers, Billy Hill, Nicholas Tse, Edison Chen, Scott Adkins, Bruce Khan, Han Guan Hua, Paul Andreovski, Nicola Berwick, Reuben Langdon, Hiro Hayama, Mark Strange, Matt Routledge, Chris Torres, Brad Allan, Jude Poyer; Martial Arts, Comedy; ; Live Action

In 2003, “My Boss’s Daughter” was released in movie theaters by Dimension Films; David Zucker (director); David S. Dorfman (screenplay); Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter, Jeffrey Tambor, Terence Stamp, Molly Shannon, Michael Madsen, Tyler Labine, Jon Abrahams, Patrick Crenshaw, Angela Little, David Koechner, Carmen Electra, Kenan Thompson, Dave Foley, Charlotte Zucker; Romance, Comedy; ; Live Action

In 2008, “Hamlet 2” was released in movie theaters by Focus Features; Andrew Fleming (director/screenplay); Pam Brady (screenplay); Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Amy Poehler, Marshall Bell, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole, Melonie Diaz, Joseph Julian Soria, Arnie Pantoja, Nat Faxon, Natalie Amenula, Michael Esparza, Shea Pepe, Arlin Alcala; Comedy; W

In 2008, “The House Bunny” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Happy Madison Productions; Fred Wolf (director); Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith (screenplay); Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Kiely Williams, Dana Goodman, Kimberly Makkouk, Monet Mazur, Sarah Wright, Rachel Specter, Beverly D’Angelo, Hugh Hefner, Tyson Ritter, Owen Benjamin, Christopher McDonald, Matt Barr, Justin Baldoni, Allen Covert, Dan Patrick, Nick Swardson, Jonathan Loughran, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Shaquille O’Neal, Matt Leinart, Sara Jean Underwood, Lauren Michelle Hill, Louise Cochrane, Hayley Fisher; Comedy; W

In 2008, “The Longshots” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films; Fred Durst (director); Nick Santora (screenplay); Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Dash Mihok, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones, Matt Craven, Malcolm Goodwin, Debby Ryan, Chloe Bridges, Kofi Siriboe, Garrett Morris, Alan Aisenberg, Michael Colyar, Earthquake, Glenn Plummer, Wayne Dehart, Dean Delray; Comedy, Drama, Sports; W

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton And Tex Beneke charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Cow-Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)” by Freddie Slack And His Orchestra Featuring Ella Mae Morse charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “M.T.A.” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Like I Love You” by Ed Byrnes And Friend charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Furry Murray” by The Tradewinds (1950s) charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 102 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Mummy” by Bob McFadden And Dor charted at number 108 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan And Dean charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Bread And Butter” by The Newbeats charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “G.T.O.” by Ronny And The Daytonas charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Dang Me” by Roger Miller charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Maybellene” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Haunted House” by Jumpin’ Gene Simmons charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (Sequel)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “America, Communicate With Me” by Ray Stevens charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “I Love My Truck” by Glen Campbell charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Call Up The Groups” by The Barron Knights charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Tobacco Road” by Nashville Teens charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Can Can” by Bad Manners charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Computer Love / The Model” by Kraftwerk charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin’” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “My Boy Lollipop” by Millie Small charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame’s Treet” by Smart E’s charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Fever” by Peggy Lee charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Three Lions ’98” by David Baddiel And Frank Skinner With The Lightning Seeds charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Agadoo (Remix)” by Black Lace charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “On Top Of The World” by England United charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 85 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” by Patti Page charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Tell Me A Story” by Jimmy Boyd With Frankie Laine charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Quiet Village” by Martin Denny charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Poison Ivy / Broken Things” by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Old Man Emu” by John Williamson charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Knock Knock Who’s There?” by Liv Maessen charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Knock Knock Who’s There?” by Mary Hopkin charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Boom Sha-La-La Lo” by Hans Poulsen charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Freedom Of Choice / Devo Live (EP)” by Devo charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley) / Stars On 45 (Theme)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “They Won’t Let My Girlfriend Talk To Me / Brave New World” by Jimmy And The Boys charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang / Decline Of The West” by Heaven 17 / British Electric Foundation charted at number 72 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Oldest Swinger In Town / The Jogger’s Song” by Fred Wedlock charted at number 81 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Do) The Hucklebuck / Telephone Baby” by Coast To Coast charted at number 100 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Do The Bus Stop (Stop And Go Remix)” by The Fatback Band charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Radio Waves” by Roger Waters charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(It’s) Tricky” by Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Hoedown Throwdown” by Miley Cyrus charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 45 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “(Glad I’m) Not A Kennedy” by Shona Laing charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “The Irish Rover” by The Pogues And The Dubliners charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “White Men Can’t Jump” by Riff charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Smells Like Nirvana” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(I Am In Love With The) McDonald’s Girl” by The Blenders charted at number 29 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 24 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 25 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Space Invaders” by Hit ‘N’ Hide charted at number 30 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” by N.Y.C.C. charted at number 42 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua charted at number 45 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 27 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 46 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 22 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1992, “Titanic” by Falco charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by Aaron Carter charted at number 40 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 41 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 60 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 15 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wordy Rappinghood” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Can Can” by Bad Manners charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” by Kirsty MacColl charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin’” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 56 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 70 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 67 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 40 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 62 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 33 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua charted at number 70 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Daddy DJ” by Crazy Frog charted at number 10 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 14 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox charted at number 107 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 127 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 180 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Starsound (Stars On 45) charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Space Invaders” by Hit ‘N’ Hide charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Clouds Across The Moon” by Frost [NO] charted at number 20 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 12 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 39 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 41 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan And Dean charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Dang Me” by Roger Miller charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Haunted House” by Jumpin’ Gene Simmons charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Maybellene” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “America, Communicate With Me” by Ray Stevens charted at number 34 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Pufnstuf” by From “Pufnstuf”, A Sid And Marty Krofft Production (Decca) charted at number 79 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 92 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 98 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 99 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Vanna Pick Me A Letter” by Dr. Dave charted at number 46 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise charted at number 62 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Don’t You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 71 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 96 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1987, “Vanna Pick Me A Letter” by Dr. Dave charted at number 46 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise charted at number 62 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Don’t You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 71 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 97 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 13 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Zoot Suit Riot” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies charted at number 31 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 57 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 20 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 19 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 95 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 40 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart