The Offbeat Datebook August 26, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 26

Last Updated 08-24-2022

🎵Leon Hughes — is 90 in the year 2022 and 91 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1932
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🎭Alison Steadman — is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1946
Actress, English
TV Shows: Orphan Black (as Kendall Malone)
Movie Titles: Life is Sweet, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Shirley Valentine, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

🎭Candy Moore — is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1947
Actress
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Bebe), The Lucy Show (as Chris Carmichael)
Movie Titles: Raging Bull, Tomboy and the Champ, Lunch Wagon

🎭Annette Badland — is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1950 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Wizards vs. Aliens (as Ursula Crowe), EastEnders (as Babe Smith), Dr. Who (as Margaret Blaine), EastEnders
Movie Titles: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Voice

🎵Steve Wright — is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1954
Music Figure, English
Misc: a wacky DJ; NOT to be confused with Steven Wright

🎭🎮Keiichi Namba — is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1957
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Japanese
Misc: a prolific voice actor

🎭Melissa McCarthy — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1970
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Samantha Who? (as Dena), Gilmore Girls (as Sookie St. James), Mike and Molly (as Molly Flynn)
Movie Titles: Spy, The Heat, Identity Thief, This is 40

🎭Chris Pine — is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1980 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, Rise of the Guardians, Star Trek Beyond

🎭Macaulay Culkin — is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1980
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Wishkid, The Jim Gaffigan Show (as himself)
Movie Titles: Home Alone (series), My Girl, Richie Rich, Getting Even With Dad, Saved!

✍🎭John Mulaney — is 40 in the year 2022 and 41 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1982 N.S.
Writer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

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🎭Chris Distefano — is 38 in the year 2022 and 39 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1984 N.S.
Comedian
TV Shows: Guy Code, Girl Code

🎭Keke Palmer — is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.8/26/1993 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Longshots, Scream Queens (as Zayday Williams), True Jackson VP (as True Jackson), Winx Club: Enchantix
Movie Titles: Joyful Noise, Rags, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Akeelah and the Bee, Ice Age: Continental Drift

Dr. Lee de Forest — Birth Anniversary — b.8/26/1873 d.6/30/1961 (87)
Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Council Bluffs, Iowa; NN:Father of Radio
Misc: Electron Tube, Photoelectric, Radar electronics pioneer, audion tube; 300 patents

✍🎭🎵Ronny Graham — Birth Anniversary — b.8/26/1919 d.7/4/1999 (79)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Composer
Misc: Also collaborated with Mel Brooks on several films
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (writer), Mary Tyler Moore (writer), New Bill Cosby Show (actor), Bob Crane Show (actor), Chico & the Man (as Rev. Bemis)
Movie Titles: The Inquisition, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs, To Be or Not to Be

🎨Brant Parker — Birth Anniversary — b.8/26/1920 d.4/15/2007 (86)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Wizard of Id, Crock

🎭🎵Don Bowman — Birth Anniversary — b.8/26/1937 d.6/5/2013 (75)
Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer

🎭Tony Pastor — Death Anniversary — b.5/28/1837 d.8/26/1908 (71)
Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Acrobat
Misc: Circus ringmaster; considered the father of vaudeville in the United States.

🎭Larry Keating — Death Anniversary — b.7/13/1899 d.8/26/1963 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton), Mr. Ed (as Roger Addison)

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🎨✍H. A. Rey — Death Anniversary — b.9/16/1898 d.8/26/1977 (78)
Illustrator, Children’s Author
Names/Places: RFN:Hans
Misc: co-created Curious George with wife Margaret; popular constellation books
Book Titles: Curious George (series)

🎨🎭Fred “Tex” Avery — Death Anniversary — b.2/26/1908 N.S. d.8/26/1980 N.S. (72)
Animator, Director
Names/Places: RFN:Charles
Misc: Warner Brothers & MGM cartoons; created Bugs & Daffy; had a wacky sense of humor

⛪🎭Ted Knight — Death Anniversary — b.12/7/1923 d.8/26/1986 (62)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Terryville, CT; RN:Tadewurz Wladzui Konopka or Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Misc: some say ’24 or ’25
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Ted Baxter), Ted Knight Show (as Roger ’78), Too Close For Comfort (as Henry Rush), Ted Knight Show (as Henry Rush)
Movie Titles: Caddyshack

🎵Rockin Dopsie Sr. — Death Anniversary — b.2/10/1932 d.8/26/1993 (61)
Singer, Accordionist, Bandleader, Jazz-Fusion Performer
Names/Places: RN:Alton Jay Rubin
Misc: fused Cajun with R&B music (zydeco); guested on Paul Simon’s Graceland album playing accordion, so “Weird Al” is in good company on the pop charts.

✍⛪Neil Simon — Death Anniversary — b.7/4/1927 N.S. d.8/26/2018 N.S. (91)
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Jewish
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; FN:Marvin; Marsha Mason’s hubby; 2x Diane Lander’s hubby
Misc: stage: Barefoot in the Park
TV Shows: The Odd Couple
Movie Titles: The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, California Suite, Goodbye Girl, Plaza Suite, Murder By Death (Duh!), Chapter Two (of 2?), The Sunshine Boys

🎨📰🎭Joe Ruby — Death Anniversary — b.3/30/1933 N.S. d.8/26/2020 N.S. (87)
Animator, Editor, Cartoon Producer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Clemens Ruby
Misc: co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions with Ken Spears
TV Shows: Thundarr The Barbarian, Scooby-Doo (co-creator), Jabberjaw (co-creator), “Dynomutt, Dog Wonder” (co-creator), Plastic Man (co-producer), Saturday Supercade (co-producer), Mister T (co-creator), Alvin and the Chipmunks (co-creator)

🎭🎵Phil Baker — Birth Anniversary Conflict — b.8/24/1896 or 8/26/1896 N.S. d.11/30/1963 (67)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Songwriter
Misc: host of “Take It or Leave It” on NBC Radio (1941-1947); popular old time radio personality who partnered with Ben Bernie; some say b. 1898; sources can’t agree on date of birth

Related Events on This Date

In 0580, Toilet paper was invented by the Chinese, but it took another 1000 years to reach the West.

In 1843, Typewriter Patented by Charles Thurber.

In 1884, Dick Burns of the Cincinnati Outlaw Reds pitched a no-hitter. The Reds beat the Kansas City Unions, 3-1. Heh-heh! He said…burns!

In 1946, “Animal Farm” was published by George Orwell.

In 1949, The Goofy film, “Tennis Racquet” is released.

In 1955, “The Soupy Sales Show”, TV Childrens, last aired on ABC; it returned on ABC in October 1959 for another run.

In 1966, Jef Jaisin recorded the classic novelty hit “Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent”.

In 1967, On the cover of TV Guide: “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.”. Other Articles: Dark Shadows, Get Smart

In 1967, “Pistols ʹn Petticoats”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” single by Riley, Jeannie C. was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, R.C., “Coconut” by Nilsson peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, University of Texas at Arlington becomes the first accredited school to offer a course in belly dancing.

In 1983, The movie “Monty Pythonʹs The Meaning of Life” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1983, “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” a film starring David Bowie, opens in the United States…in AUGUST???

In 1986, Ted Knight, who made an early appearance in Days of our Lives as George Becker, died after a battle with cancer at age 62. He was best known for roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Too Close for Comfort. He was also in the 1980 movie Caddyshack dueling with Rodney Dangerfield.

In 1987, On “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC, The monkeys attack Dave after an primate tea party goes haywire.

In 1989, On the cover of TV Guide: “Oprah Winfreyʹs head on Ann-Margaretʹs body”. Other Articles: Grant Shaud, Robert Stack

In 1989, TV Guide finds itself in a minicontroversy when it publishes a photo-realistic cover illustration featuring Oprah Winfreyʹs head on top of Ann-Margretʹs body.

In 1990, “Not Necessairly The News” TV Comedy last aired on HBO.

In 1996, The sitcoms “Malcolm and Eddie”, “Goode Behavior” and “Sparks” debut on UPN

In 1996, “In The House” began airing on UPN after moving from NBC where it began on April 10, 1995.

In 1997, The TV sitcom “Roseanne” last aired on ABC

In 1997, “Men In Black” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1999, “WWF Smackdown!” TV Wrestling premiered on UPN.

In 2000, Actor Patrick Stewart tied the knot with Wendy Neuss in Los Angeles. The couple first met eight years ago when Neuss, 39, was a production assistant on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Trek co-star Brent Spiner was best man.

In 2003, On The Bold and the Beautiful, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) arranged to take Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) out with the trash … literally!

In 2015, “The Carmichael Show” began airing on NBC

In 2018, Playwright Neil Simon, whose comedies included “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park,” died at the age of 91.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1983, “Fire and Ice” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Producers Sales Organization; Ralph Bakshi (director); Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas (screenplay); Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell, Steve Sandor, Leo Gordon, James Bridges, Nathan Purdee, Le Tari, William Ostrander, Stephen Mendel, Elizabeth Lloyd Shaw, Micky Morton, Clare Nono, Big Yank, Greg Wayne Elam, Alan Koss, Hans Howes, Shane Callan, Archie Hamilton, Michael Kellogg, Douglas Payton, Dale Park, Ray Oliver; Epic, Fantasy, Adventure; Adult animation

In 1983, “Hercules” was released in movie theaters by Cannon Italia SrL / Golan-Globus; Luigi Cozzi (director/screenplay); Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris, Ingrid Anderson, Rossana Podestà, Mirella D’Angelo, William Berger, Bobby Rhodes, Gianni Garko, Yehuda Efroni, Delia Boccardo, Claudio Cassinelli, Frank Garland, Gabriella Giorgelli, Ralph Baldassar, Eva Robin’s; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure; Live Action

In 1983, “Strange Brew” was released in movie theaters by MGM/UA Entertainment Co.; Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas (directors/screenplay); Steve De Jarnatt (screenplay); Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Paul Dooley, Max von Sydow, Lynne Griffin, Angus MacInnes, Mel Blanc, Douglas Campbell, Tom Harvey, Len Doncheff, Chris Benson; Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, “Hot to Trot” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures; Michael Dinner (director); Hugo Gilbert, Stephen Neigher, Charlie Peters, Andy Breckman (screenplay); Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, Virginia Madsen, Cindy Pickett, Jim Metzler, Tim Kazurinsky, Barbara Whinnery, Mary Gross, Liz Torres, Burgess Meredith, John Candy; Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, “Camp Nowhere” was released in movie theaters by Hollywood Pictures; Jonathan Prince (director); Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald (screenplay); Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena, M. Emmet Walsh, Melody Kay, Andrew Keegan, Marnette Patterson, Thomas F. Wilson, Hillary Tuck, Allison Mack, Jessica Alba, Michael Zorek, Nathan Cavaleri, Heather DeLoach, Peter Scolari, Ray Baker, Kate Mulgrew, John Putch, Burgess Meredith, Maryedith Burrell, Genie Francis, Jonathan Frakes, Peter Onorati; Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures; Alan Metter (director); Randolph Davis, Michele S. Chodos (screenplay); George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook, G. W. Bailey, Charlie Schlatter, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Gregg Berger, Alexander Skorokhod; Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, “Wagons East!” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Peter Markle (director); Matthew Carlson (screenplay); John Candy, Richard Lewis, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Robert Picardo, Joel McKinnon Miller, Rodney A. Grant, Ed Lauter, Charles Rocket, William Sanderson, Abraham Benrubi, Thomas F. Duffy, Russell Means, Lochlyn Munro, Melinda Culea, Don Lake, Gailard Sartain, Ethan Phillips; Western, Comedy; Live Action

In 2000, “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells” was released on television by HBO Films; Gillies MacKinnon (director); Alan Plater (screenplay); Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Olympia Dukakis, Leslie Caron, Cleo Laine, Joan Sims, Billie Whitelaw, June Whitfield, Felicity Dean, Valentine Pelka, John Warnaby, James Cosmo, Romola Garai, Kate Maberly, Clemency Burton-Hill, Peter Youngblood Hills, Kathryn Pogson, Carolyn Bannister, Millie Findlay, Nicholas Palliser, Dom Chapman; Comedy, Music; Live Action

In 2003, “Stitch! The Movie” was released on home video by Walt Disney Home Entertainment; Tony Craig (director); Roberts Gannaway (director/screenplay); Jess Winfield (screenplay); Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Dee Bradley Baker, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Corey Burton, Zoe Caldwell, Tress MacNeille, Liliana Mumy, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Jess Winfield, Kali Whitehurst, Kunewa Mook, Lili Ishida, Jillian Henry; Sci-Fi, Comedy; ; Animation

In 2005, “The Brothers Grimm” was released in movie theaters by Dimension Films / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Mosaic Media Group; Terry Gilliam (director); Ehren Kruger (screenplay); Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Peter Stormare, Lena Headey, Jonathan Pryce, Monica Bellucci, Tomáš Hanák, Julian Bleach, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Anna Rust; Adventure, Fantasy;

In 2005, “The Cave” was released in movie theaters by Screen Gems / Lakeshore Entertainment; Bruce Hunt (director); Michael Steinberg, Tegan West (screenplay); Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Rick Ravanello, Daniel Dae Kim, Marcel Iureș, Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Vlad Rădescu; Action, Horror;

In 2008, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning” was released on home video by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Peggy Holmes (director); Robert Reece, Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay); Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field, Tara Strong, Jennifer Hale, Grey DeLisle, Jeff Bennett, Kari Wahlgren, Andrea Robinson, Kevin Michael Richardson, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Parker Goris, Lorelei Hill Butters, Michelle Loucadoux; Fantasy; Video

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

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

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

In 1950, “Bonaparte’s Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Vic Damone charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Mitch Miller charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1961, “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green And Purple Pills” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Donald, Where’s Your Troosers” by Andy Stewart charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson’s Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” by Dean Martin charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1972, “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Kiss This” by Aaron Tippin charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Do-Re-Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

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

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson’s Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O’Sullivan charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jilted John” by Graham Fellows charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “No One Is Innocent (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs) / My Way” by Sex Pistols charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1989, “The Time Warp” by Damian charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Want To Be An Eddie Stobart Driver” by The Wurzels charted at number 123 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “We’re Gonna Do It Again” by Manchester United 1995 Football Squad Featuring Stryker charted at number 143 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 179 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Kung Fu” by Ash charted at number 194 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Underwear Goes Inside The Pants” by Lazyboy (Lazy-B in the UK) charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

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

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

In 1950, “The Old Piano Roll Blues” by Eddie Cantor And Lisa Kirk or Les Welch charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Theme From ‘The Monkees’” by The Monkees charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by The Fifth Estate charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man / Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody” by Village People charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

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

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Patra charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 12 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 13 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 16 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 37 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Popcorn” by Richi M charted at number 43 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 50 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 35 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

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

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

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

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

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by Anarchic System charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1978, “The Eve Of The War” by Jeff Wayne Featuring Justin Hayward charted at number 29 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “UFO (We Are Not Alone)” by Bolland And Bolland charted at number 47 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter And His Banshees Of Blue charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Check Out The Chicken” by Grandmaster Chicken And D.J. Duck charted at number 14 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1989, “Rapper’s Delight (Re-Mix)” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 53 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 55 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 75 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 15 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 41 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 19 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don’t Laugh” by Winx charted at number 49 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 19 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Pokédance Remix” by Pokémon charted at number 40 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 18 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 24 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 59 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 78 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by The Monn Keys charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Baby Sittin’ Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John charted at number 16 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 17 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Lollipop” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 20 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 23 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 31 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 45 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 21 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 26 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 56 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 93 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1967, “Cornflakes and Ice Cream” by Lords Of London charted at number 59 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” by Robert Mitchum charted at number 71 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones charted at number 76 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 58 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 83 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Alabama Wild Man” by Jerry Reed charted at number 85 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody charted at number 87 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 73 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” by Primus charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Do-Re-Mi” by Blackbear charted at number 73 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

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

In 1995, “I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 2 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 57 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Down From Above” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 64 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 91 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 30 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Hampsterdance Song” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 51 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 60 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 10 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 14 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart