The Offbeat Datebook August 25, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 25

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭🎵🎸Gene Simmons — is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1949
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Singer/Guitarist, Bassist, Heavy Metal Performer, Israeli
Names/Places: RN:Chaim Witz, RLN:Klein
Group Names: KISS

🎵🎸Geoff Downes — is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1952
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Buggles, Asia, Yes

🎵🎸Elvis Costello — is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bandleader, New Wave Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:Declan Patrick McManus; b. in London, England
Misc: some say b. 1955
Group Names: Elvis and the Attractions (lead), soloist

🎨✍🎭Tim (Animator) Burton — is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1958 N.S.
Animator, Artist, Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, James and the Giant Peach, Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow

🎭🎵Billy Ray Cyrus — is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1961
Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Flatswood, KY; Miley Ray’s father
Misc: “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied it into a song about being sick of this Achy Breaky Song
Song Titles: Achy Breaky Heart; Achy Breaky Heart
TV Shows: Hannah Montana (as Robbie Stewart)

🎭Robert Maschio — is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1966
Actor
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Todd Quinlan)
Movie Titles: Date of Disaster, Hollywoo

🎭🏆Claudia Schiffer — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1970
Commercial Actress, Model, German
Misc: Guess ads

🎭Michelle Beaudoin — is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1975
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Jennifer “Jenny” Kelley)
Movie Titles: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Waydowntown

🎭🎵Kel Mitchell — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1978
Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Musician
TV Shows: All That, Kenan and Kel, Wild Grinders, Game Shakers (as Double G)
Movie Titles: Good Burger, Mystery Men

🎭Josh Flitter — is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1994
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Horton Hears a Who!, License to Wed, Big Momma’s House 2

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🎭China Anne McClain — is 24 in the year 2022 and 25 in the year 2023; b.8/25/1998 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm (as Chyna Parks), House of Payne (as Jazmine Payne), Descendants: Wicked World (as Freddie)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups (series)

🎵Pam Wolf — b.8/25/????
Radio Disc Jock

Bill Nye — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1850 d.2/22/1896 (45)
Author, Humorist

Joshua Lionel Cowen — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)
Inventor
Misc: Electric model trains

🎭Charles “Chic.” Sale — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1885 N.S. d.11/7/1936 N.S. (51)
Actor, Vaudevillan

🎭Michael Rennie — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1909 d.6/10/1971 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: The Third Man (as Harry Lime), Batman (as Sandman)

🎨Ted Key — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1912 d.5/3/2008 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hazel

🎭Don DeFore — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1913 d.12/22/1993 N.S. (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Misc: some say b. 1917
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet (as Thorney Thornberry), Hazel (as “Mr. B” George Baxter)

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🎨Walt Kelly — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1913 d.10/18/1973 (60)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Pogo

🎨🎭Van Johnson — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1916 d.12/12/2008 (92)
Artist, Actor
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI; FN:Charles
Misc: 1940-50s movies, he’s mostly in theater
TV Shows: Batman (as The Minstrel), Rich Man Poor Man

⛪💰🎭Monty Hall — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)
Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte Halparin
TV Shows: Who Am I?, Let’s Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)

🎭Graham Jarvis — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1930 d.4/16/2003 (72)
Actor
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Charlie Haggers), Fame (as Bob Dyrenforth)

🎭Regis Philbin — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1931 N.S. d.7/24/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Announcer
Misc: Pinocchio (voice); some say b.1933 or b. 1934
TV Shows: Regis & Kathie Lee, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

🎭David Canary — Birth Anniversary — b.8/25/1938 N.S. d.11/16/2015 N.S. (77)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as twins Adam & Stuart Chandler), Bonanza (as Candy), Peyton Place

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche — Death Anniversary — b.10/15/1844 d.8/25/1900 (55)
Poet, Philosopher, German
Misc: antisemite who became insane in 1890s; d. in Warsaw

🎭Frederick O’Neal — Death Anniversary — b.8/27/1905 d.8/25/1992 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: American Negro Theatre founder
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Officer Wallace)

🎵Marshall Barer — Death Anniversary — b.2/19/1923 d.8/25/1998 (75)
Songwriter
Song Titles: Mighty Mouse (theme lyricist)

🎭🎵William Warfield — Death Anniversary — b.1/22/1920 d.8/25/2002 (82)
Movie Actor, Singer
Misc: has been Professor of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston IL since 1994. He toured in 1998 singing his signature song “Old Man River” from Showboat and narrating “A Lincoln portrait” by Aaron Copland. “River” was parodied by Stan Freberg as he and someone playing the censor made fun of it by correcting the grammar of the lyrics in “Elderly Man River”

🎭Marvin Kaplan — Death Anniversary — b.1/24/1927 d.8/25/2016 N.S. (89)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Meet Millie (as Alfred Prinzmetal), Top Cat (as Choo Choo), Alice (as Henry), On The Air (as Dwight McGonigle)
Movie Titles: Wild at Heart, The Great Race, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Related Events on This Date

In 1949, NBC Radio debuted “Father Knows Best” on this day. The Thursday night program aired for five years. Robert Young, played the role of Jim Anderson, the ever-patient father. The rest of the family included wife Margaret, son Bud and the lovely daughters Betty (the eldest) and Kathy. The family lived on Maple Street in Springfield. Remember Budʹs favorite phrase (he only said it about six dozen times per show)? “Holy Cow!” “Father Knows Best” made the transition to TV in 1954, with Robert Young as the only cast member to continue with the show.

In 1956, R.C., “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvous peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Darkworth Orchestra peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “The Flying Saucer (parts 1 and 2)” by Buchanan and Goodman peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Fever” by Peggy Lee peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, Director Tim Burton born. Films included “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood” and the 2001 version of “Planet of the Apes.”

In 1961, Singer Billy Ray Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He sang that “Achy Breaky Heart” “Weird Al” made fun of when he turned it into “Achy Breaky Song”

In 1973, R.C., “Brother Louie” by Stories peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, COVER OF ROLLING STONE The movie “STAR WARS”

In 1978, “Tabitha”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1979, Gary Numanʹs “Cars” is released.

In 1979, On the cover of TV Guide: “Pro Football ’79”. Other Articles: Saturday Night Live

In 1979, R.C., “My Sharona” by The Knack peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks; it was parodied by “Weird Al” Yankovic into “My Bologna”, John Mammoserʹs “Nine Coronas”, and Steve Dahlʹs “Ayatollah”.

In 1979, “Pop Muzik”, by M entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band reached number one on the country chart.

In 1981, “Misadventures Of Sheriff Lobo”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC.

In 1984, “Fat Albert and Cosby Kids”, TV Cartoon Show, starring Bill Cosby; last aired on CBS after twelve years.

In 1984, Toy stores, Cabbage Patch Kids and Trivial Pursuit games were replaced by the latest fad toys this day — robotic action figures that fought galactic battles, called Transformers.

In 1990, “Alf”, TV Cartoon Show, aka Alf Tales; last aired on NBC.

In 1990, “Smurfs”, TV Cartoon Show; Created by Peyo Culliford in ’57; by HB; last aired on NBC.

In 1991, “Roc” starring Charles S. Dutton began airing on Fox.

In 1993, Superman Reborn, the original rejuvenated; the other four…???

In 1993, “The Trouble With Larry” TV Comedy? debut on CBS as an early fall show, but got canceled after its third airing. It was a rare occasion when a fall show got canceled before the fall season began.

In 1994, “Bakersfield P.D.”, TV Comedy; last aired on Fox.

In 1994, “In Living Color” TV Comedy Variety last aired on Fox.

In 1996, The comedies “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Life With Roger” debut on the WB

In 1997, “Good News” TV sitcom debut on UPN

In 2000, “Encounters with the Unexplained” premiered on PAX; “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” ended its run on ABC and moved to the WB in September for its fifth through seventh seasons.

In 2001, On the cover of TV Guide: The Next Star Trek: Enterprise

In 2002, Yasmine Bleeth married Paul Cerrito.

In 2002, “Nickelodeon Robot Wars” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 2002, “The Oblongs” returned to be airing new episodes on Adult Swim.

In 2012, “WWE Saturday Morning Slam” began airing on The CW

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1989, “Little Monsters” was released in movie theaters by United Artists; Richard Alan Greenberg (director); Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott (screenplay); Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Ben Savage, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton, Frank Whaley, Rick Ducommun, Amber Barretto, Devin Ratray, William Murray Weiss, Kala Savage; Comedy; Live Action

In 1995, “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde” was released in movie theaters by Savoy Pictures; David Price (director/screenplay); Tim Daly, Sean Young, Lysette Anthony, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harvey Fierstein, Thea Vidale, Jeremy Piven, Polly Bergen; Comedy; Live Action

In 1995, “Lord of Illusions” was released in movie theaters by United Artists; Clive Barker (director/screenplay); Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O’Connor, Famke Janssen, J. Trevor Edmond, Daniel von Bargen, Joseph Latimore, Wayne Grace, Jordan Marder, Barry Del Sherman, Joel Swetow, Vincent Schiavelli; Horror; Live Action

In 1995, “The Thief and the Cobbler” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Richard Williams (director/producer/screenplay); Vincent Price, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Jonathan Winters, Clive Revill; Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family; Animation

In 1998, “Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World” was released on home video by Walt Disney Home Video; Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond (directors); Allen Estrin, Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler (screenplay); Irene Bedard, Billy Zane, Donal Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Frank Welker, Linda Hunt, Danny Mann, Michelle St. John, Jim Cummings, Finola Hughes, Jean Stapleton, Brad Garrett, Judy Kuhn, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, Gregg Rainwater, W. Morgan Sheppard, Kath Soucie, April Winchell, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Jennifer Darling, Debi Derryberry, Paul Eiding, Bill Farmer, Jonathan Joss, Georgina Lightning, Phil Proctor; Musical, Adventure, Family; Animation

In 2000, “Bring It On” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / Beacon Pictures; Peyton Reed, Jim Rowley (directors); Jessica Bendinger, Stephen White (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union, Clare Kramer, Nicole Bilderback, Tsianina Joelson, Rini Bell, Nathan West, Shamari Fears, Natina Reed, Lindsay Sloane, Bianca Kajlich, Sherry Hursey, Cody McMains, Ian Roberts, Ryan Drummond, Peyton Reed, Huntley Ritter, Brandi Williams, Richard Hillman, Paige Inman, Holmes Osborne; Comedy; Live Action

In 2000, “The Crew” was released in movie theaters by Touchstone Pictures; Michael Dinner (director); Barry Fanaro (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, Dan Hedaya, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeremy Piven, Jennifer Tilly, Lainie Kazan, Miguel Sandoval, José Zúñiga, Mike Moroff, Carlos Gomez, Louis Lombardi Jr., Frank Vincent, Louis Guss, Casey Siemaszko, Matthew Borlenghi, Jeremy Ratchford, Billy Jayne; Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 2006, “Beerfest” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures; Jay Chandrasekhar (director/screenplay); Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Ralf Möller, Mo’Nique, Eric Christian Olsen, Jürgen Prochnow, Cloris Leachman; Comedy; Live Action

In 2006, “How to Eat Fried Worms” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema / Walden Media; Bob Dolman (director); Luke Benward, Hallie Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Austin Rogers, Alexander Gould, Ryan Malgarini, Philip Daniel Bolden, Clint Howard, Ty Panitz, James Rebhorn; Comedy; Live Action

In 2006, “Idlewild” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / HBO Films / Mosaic Media Group / Atlas Entertainment; Bryan Barber (director/screenplay); André 3000, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Bruce Bruce, Bill Nunn, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames, Jackie Long; Musical;

In 2017, “Leap!” was released by The Weinstein Company; Eric Summer (director/screenplay), Éric Warin (director); Carol Noble, Laurent Zeitoun (screenplay); Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen; Musical, Fantasy, Adventure; FRA, CAN

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1951, “Come On-A My House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Jezebel” by Frankie Laine charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Glendora” by Perry Como charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Cadets charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Jayhawks charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Gadabouts charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” by Stan Freberg charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Alley Cat (Omkring Et Flygel)” by Bent Fabric And His Piano charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Hully Gully Baby” by The Dovells charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” by Bo Diddley charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Uneasy Rider” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Money” by Pink Floyd charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Spooky” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Topical Song (The Logical Song)” by The Barron Knights charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Jam On It” by Newcleus charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Cleanin’ Up The Town” by Bus Boys charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Online” by Brad Paisley charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “All My Friends Say” by Luke Bryan charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Ticks” by Brad Paisley charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “I’m Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle’s Blues” by The Goons charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Pick A Bale Of Cotton” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Right Said Fred” by Bernard Cribbins charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Ying Tong Song” by The Goons charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Life On Mars” by David Bowie charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Rock On” by David Essex charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by Hot Shots charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Duke Of Earl” by Darts charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That’s What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” by The Bellamy Brothers charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52’s charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” by Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “You Think You’re A Man” by Divine charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Summer Holiday” by Kevin The Gerbil charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Banana Banana” by King Kurt charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Waiting For The Love Boat” by The Associates charted at number 80 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 84 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Taxman” by Rockwell charted at number 88 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Don’t Take My Coconuts” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Channel Z” by The B-52’s charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Thunderbirds Are Go!” by F.A.B. Featuring MC Parker charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Tubular Bells (Theme From “The Exorcist”)” by Plutonic charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Boss Of Me” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Frontier Psychiatrist” by The Avalanches charted at number 82 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 77 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 99 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong charted at number 82 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1951, “On Top Of Old Smoky” by Terry Gilkyson And The Weavers charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Aba Daba Honeymoon” by Debbie Reynolds And Carlton Carpenter charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Get Out Those Old Records” by Mary Martin And Her Son Larry (Hagman) charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Cat” by Danny Kaye or Les Welch charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Jezebel” by Frankie Laine charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “The Chicken Song” by George Trevare or Blue Baron charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Callin’ Doctor Casey” by John D. Loudermilk charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” by Gene Pitney charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The World’s Greatest Mum / Three Jobs Down” by Johnny Chester charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein / Undercover Man” by The Edgar Winter Group charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus / Sylvia” by Focus charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik / M Factor” by M charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Up There Cazaly / The Winner’s March” by The Two Man Band charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Cool For Cats / Model” by U.K. Squeeze charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) / Lullabye Tissue Paper Co.” by Paul Evans charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me / Make Me Over” by The Bellamy Brothers charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Disco Matilda / Disco Matilda (Instrumental)” by Dame Edna Everage charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Nice Legs, Shame About The Face / Hip Pocket Nerve” by Dave And The Derros charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “It’s Just Not Cricket” by The Twelfth Man charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “World In Motion” by England New Order charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Boss Of Me” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “The Hampster Dance Party” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Just A Song About Ping Pong” by Operator Please charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” by The Bellamy Brothers charted at number 28 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)” by Paul Evans charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Logical Song” by Supertramp charted at number 45 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Nelson Mandela” by The Special AKA (The Specials) charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “’Ello John, Got A New Motor?” by Alexei Sayle charted at number 42 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Tutti-Frutti” by Trio charted at number 49 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Strokin’” by Clarence Carter charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 18 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1979, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 6 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats charted at number 9 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Disco Computer” by Transvolta charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Sheena Is A Punkrocker” by Shebang charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 45 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 57 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 20 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Living On Video” by DJ Piccolo vs. DJ E-MaxX charted at number 40 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Iko Iko” by Captain Jack charted at number 51 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 74 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Eeny Meeny Miny Moe” by Luv’ charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Horse” by Laid Back charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Thunderbirds Are Go!” by F.A.B. Featuring MC Parker charted at number 70 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew charted at number 93 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 94 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 91 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 2007, “Surfin’ Bird” by Surfin’ Bird charted at number 74 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 34 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 100 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 128 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 148 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 179 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 189 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 17 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “You Think You’re A Man” by Divine charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 30 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 32 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Alley Cat (Omkring Et Flygel)” by Bent Fabric And His Piano charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Uneasy Rider” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Money” by Pink Floyd charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 85 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Logical Song” by Supertramp charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 50 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 96 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Online” by Brad Paisley charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Cheaper To Keep Her” by Aaron Lines charted at number 92 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 18 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “She Ain’t Pretty” by The Northern Pikes charted at number 40 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 23 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 23 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 38 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart