The Offbeat Datebook August 27, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 27

Last Updated 08-24-2022

🎭Harrison Page — is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1941
Actor
TV Shows: CPO Sharkey (as Chief Robinson), Supertrain, Sledge Hammer! (as Captain Trunk)
Movie Titles: Lionheart, Bad Ass

🎭🏆Tuesday Weld — is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1943
TV/Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFMN:Susan Kerr; Dudley Moore’s ex-
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Thalia Menninger)
Movie Titles: Once Upon a Time in America, Falling Down, Thief, The Cincinnati Kid

🎭🎮Charles Fleischer — is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1950
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: Roger Rabbit Pl-pl-pl-pleeeeease! voicist; No relation to M-M-M-Max Fleischer
TV Shows: Keep On Truckin’, Thicke of the Night, Welcome Back Kotter (as Carvelli)
Movie Titles: Back to the Future Part II, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Rango, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Video Games: Walt Disney World Explorer, Warriors of Might and Magic

🎭Paul Reubens — is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1952
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Peekskill, NY; aka Pee Wee Herman; RLN:Reubenfeld
TV Shows: TRON: Uprising, Pee Wee’s Playhouse (host), Gong Show (lounge-singing Indian), Night Court (as Bob Wheeler), Murphy Brown (as Andrew J. Lansing III), Mystery Men, You Don’t Know Jack (host as Troy Stevens), The Blacklist (as Mr. Vargas)
Movie Titles: Blow, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman Returns, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

✍🎭Dean Devlin — is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1962
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Godzilla: The Series (producer)
Movie Titles: Stargate (producer), Godzilla (1998, producer), Independence Day (producer), Independence Day: Resurgence (producer)

🎭🎮Vic Mignogna — is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1962 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: voiced more than 100 anime characters
TV Shows: Bleach (as various), Naruto: Shippuden (as Atsui in English version), Star Trek Continues (as Captain James T. Kirk), Fullmetal Alchemist (series)
Video Games: Naruto Shippuden (series), Persona (series), Dragon Ball (series), World of Warcract (series), Pac-Man (series)

🎭🎵“Downtown” Julie Brown — is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1963
Actress, TV Hostess, Producer, Radio Disc Jock, English, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: MTV, Club MTV hostess, American Dance Traxx, Loving

🎭Ron Reaco Lee — is 46 in the year 2022 and 47 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1976 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: Madea Goes To Jail

🎭Sarah Chalke — is 46 in the year 2022 and 47 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1976
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. Ontario, Canada
TV Shows: Roseanne (as Becky Conner Healy 1993-95), Scrubs (as Dr. Elliot Reid), Rick and Morty, How I Met Your Mother (as Stella Zinman)
Movie Titles: Chaos Theory

🎭🎵Demetria McKinney — is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1979
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: House of Payne (as Janine Payne), The Rickey Smiley Show
Movie Titles: Breaking Up is Hard To Do, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?

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🎭Patrick J. Adams — is 41 in the year 2022 and 42 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1981 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Luck, Suits (as Mike Ross)
Movie Titles: Extreme Movie, Old School

🎭Amanda Fuller — is 38 in the year 2022 and 39 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1984 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Producer
TV Shows: Last Man Standing (as Kristin Baxter)
Movie Titles: Starry Eyes, Red White and Blue, Cheap Thrills

🎭Kayla Ewell — is 37 in the year 2022 and 38 in the year 2023; b.8/27/1985 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks, The Vampire Diaries (as Vicki Donovan), Lucifer
Movie Titles: Fired Up!, Senior Skip Day

🎭James Finlayson — Birth Anniversary — b.8/27/1887 d.10/9/1953 (66)
Actor, Comedian, Scottish

🎭🎵Al Ritz — Birth Anniversary — b.8/27/1901 d.12/22/1965 (64)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer
Misc: of The Ritz Brothers

🎭Frederick O’Neal — Birth 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)

🎭🎵Martha Raye — Birth Anniversary — b.8/27/1916 d.10/19/1994 (78)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Variety Show Hostess, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Butte, MT; NN:Martha the Mouth; RN:Margaret Theresa Yvonne Reeds
Misc: wed 6x’s
TV Shows: Martha Raye Show, The Bugaloos, McMillan & Wife (as Agatha), Alice (as Carrie Sharples 1982-4)

💰🏆⚾Joan B. Kroc — Birth Anniversary — b.8/27/1928 d.10/12/2003 (75)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: McDonalds owner
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

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🎭Gracie Allen — Death Anniversary — b.7/26/1895 d.8/27/1964 (69)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RN:Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; George Burn’s wife & costar in Burns & Allen TV Show
Misc: many say b. 1906 or d. Aug 28
TV Shows: Burns and Allen

🎵Brian Epstein — Death Anniversary — b.9/19/1934 d.8/27/1967 (32)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure, English
Misc: Beatles manager & discoverer; d. drug overdose

🎭Steve Dunne — Death Anniversary — b.1/13/1918 d.8/27/1977 (59)
Actor, Game Show Host
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

✍🎭Sam Levenson — Death Anniversary — b.12/28/1911 d.8/27/1980 (68)
Author, Humorist, Panelist
TV Shows: Masquerade Party, Sam Levenson Show

✍📰Douglas Kenney — Death Anniversary — b.12/10/1946 d.8/27/1980 (33)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor
Misc: co-founded National Lampoon; d. suicide in 1980’s

🎵Joe Wolverton — Death Anniversary — b.7/8/1906 d.8/27/1994 (88)
Banjoist
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers

🎭Dick Bentley — Death Anniversary — b.5/14/1907 d.8/27/1995 (88)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Jerome Dempsey — Death Anniversary — b.3/1/1929 N.S. d.8/27/1998 N.S. (69)
Actor
Movie Titles: Network, The Hudsucker Proxy, Brewster’s Millions, Tune In Tomorrow…

🎭Ronnie Dayton — Death Anniversary — b.9/29/1934 N.S. d.8/27/2005 N.S. (70)
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How To Stuff a Wild Bikini, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Related Events on This Date

In 1910, Kinetophone Demonstrated by Edison; a phonograph with motion pictures.

In 1934, 15 months after the release of the short film, “Three Little Pigs”, the film has grossed $150,000 in the U.S.

In 1948, The Donald Duck film, “Inferior Decorator” is released.

In 1949, “Dance Of The Hours” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers; will peak at #13.

In 1951, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, moved to ABC.

In 1951, A prolonged delay occurs at Oleanʹs (NY) Bradner Stadium when a skunk refuses to leave the infield during a Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League game between Batavia and the hometown Oilers. The minor leaguers try to shoo the crepuscular (most active at dawn and dusk) mammal away but result in the players running off the field with the uninvited guest staying put for an hour before moving on, allowing the contest to resume, albeit with a lot fewer fans in the stands.

In 1954, “Itʹs News To Me”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS.

In 1955, On the cover of TV Guide: “Groucho Marx and his You Bet Your Life duck”. Other Articles: Rochester

In 1955, The Guinness Book of World Records was first published and sold more than 70 million copies, more than any other book but the Bible.

In 1957, “The Spike Jones Show”, TV Variety, last aired on CBS.

In 1960, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of 77 Sunset Strip”. Other Articles: Spike Jones, Popeye, Bob Denver

In 1961, The panel of “Whatʹs My Line?” is faced with the task of getting affirmative answers to their questions instead of “neighs” from mystery guest “Francis the Talking Mule.”

In 1962, TV Guide Listing: CBS 8:30 p.m./ET Father Knows Best: “The Meanest Professor.” Bud composes a tongue-in-cheek yearbook write-up about one of the schoolʹs most unpopular teachers. The result: near disaster. Jim: Robert Young. Bud: Billy Gray. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Betty: Elinor Donahue. Cathy: Lauren Chapin.

In 1964, The Walt Disney movie “Mary Poppins” starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke opened in movie theaters at Graumanʹs Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles; it was the first Disney gala premiere since Snow White in 1937.

In 1964, Comedienne Gracie Allen died of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 62.

In 1965, The Beatles spent a private evening with Elvis Presley at his Bel Air home in California. They met for the first and only time. A nervous Presley greets them while playing bass along with the music on a TV. John Lennon remembered the visit as one of the most exciting times of his life. Elvis later said he did not remember the meeting because he was nervous.

In 1966, On the cover of TV Guide: “Barbara Feldon and Don Adams and K-13 of Get Smart”. Other Articles: Beverly Hillbillies, Dating Game

In 1967, “Itʹs About Time”, TV Scifi Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1970, “Daniel Boone”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC after six years.

In 1972, “The Jimmy Stewart Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1977, R.C., “Float On” by Floaters peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart; it was parodied by The Bloaters into “Bloat On”.

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”, by Meco entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1982, Began two days earlier, the largest apple-pie ever baked was in a 40’x23′ dish by chef Glynn Christian of England; he used 600 bushels of apples, the pie weighed 30,115 pounds.

In 1984, “Doctor Ruth” premiers in late night on Lifetime cable. “You zee now hu can learn to haff goood zex fife nides za feek!”

In 1989, “Open House”, TV Comedy; debut on Fox.

In 1990, WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude.

In 1990, The Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed thirty-five minutes when a huge swarm of gnats descends onto the field through the open SkyDome roof. Milwaukee scratches out a 4-2 win.

In 1992, “Growing Pains”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1992, “Martin”, TV Comedy, debut on Fox.

In 1994, 1,592,744 balloons were released by Disney Home Video in England setting a record.

In 1994, On the cover of TV Guide: “David Letterman”. Other Articles: Jeannie vs. Samantha: Whoʹs Better?

In 1996, “Crank It Up — The Music Album” album by Jeff Foxworthy was released

In 1996, “Homeboys in Outer Space” makes its debut on UPN. According to a press release, “Two affable twenty something free-lancers are under pressure to make something of themselves — and in the 23rd century there is plenty to do. Ty and Morris spend their days hopping from one galaxy to another in their Space Hoopty, an intergalactic vehicle. Itʹs guided by a sassy onboard computer named Loquatia and maintained by their trusty yet clueless mechanic, Carl. Along the way, Ty and Morris pick up odd jobs, encounter hot space babes and struggle for cold hard cash. The two set up ‘office’ in the corner of Jupiter Too, a futuristic tavern run by Tyʹs brother-in-law, Vashti. When Vashti, a human-eating, cigar loving humanoid from the Vognarian planet, isnʹt running the bar, heʹs sending Ty and Morris out on messenger trips via Space Hoopty.”

In 1997, In “South Park”, Cartman tries to slim down when he learns a TV talk show host is coming to town to give him an award, but he bulks up instead.

In 1997, The movie “The Full Monty” opened in U.S.A. theaters. A group of unlikely men form a stripper act in an English comedy. (or August 13.)

In 1999, Howard Sternʹs movie “Private Parts” was shown on USA…not literally!

In 1999, “Dudley Do Right” movie opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2003, Mars and Earth passed within 34.6 million miles of each other, the closest since September 12, 57617 BC. Since their orbits are slightly irregular, the distance between Mars and Earth when they get close every 26 months varies.

In 2004, Craig Kilborn hosted his last “Late Show” on CBS.

In 2018, “Weird Al” Yankovic received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2022, the canonical birthdate of George Jetson.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1993, “Father Hood” was released in movie theaters by Hollywood Pictures; Darrell Roodt (director); Scott Spencer (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Michael Ironside, Diane Ladd, Bob Gunton, Adrienne Barbeau, Martha Veléz; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1993, “Needful Things” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment; Fraser Clarke Heston (director); W. D. Richter (screenplay); Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer, J.T. Walsh, Ray McKinnon, Valri Bromfield, Duncan Fraser, Shane Meier, W. Morgan Sheppard, Don S. Davis, Gillian Barber, Lochlyn Munro, Campbell Lane, Frank C. Turner; Horror; Live Action

In 1993, “Son of the Pink Panther” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Madeline Sunshine, Steve Sunshine (screenplay); Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Debrah Farentino, Jennifer Edwards, Robert Davi, Mark Schneider, Burt Kwouk, Mike Starr, Kenny Spalding, Anton Rodgers, Graham Stark, Oliver Cotton, Shabana Azmi, Aharon Ipale, Dermot Crowley, Liz Smith; Comedy; Live Action

In 1993, “The Thing Called Love” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Peter Bogdanovich (director); Carol Heikkinen (screenplay); River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock, K.T. Oslin, Anthony Clark, Webb Wilder, Deborah Allen, Jo-El Sonnier, Pam Tillis, Vern Monnett, Kevin Welch, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1999, “The Astronaut’s Wife” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Rand Ravich (director/screenplay); Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Gary Grubbs, Blair Brown, Tom Noonan, Tom O’Brien, Lucy Lin, Michael Crider, Edward Kerr, Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Rondi Reed; Sci-Fi, Thriller; Live Action

In 1999, “Dudley Do-Right” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures; Hugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Eric Idle, Corey Burton, Robert Prosky, Alex Rocco, Jack Kehler, Jed Rees, C. Ernst Harth, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Michael Chambers, Anne Fletcher, Don Yesso, Jessica Schreier; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “The Muse” was released in movie theaters by October Films; Albert Brooks (director/screenplay); Monica Johnson (screenplay); Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges, Steven Wright, Mark Feuerstein, Bradley Whitford, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Reiner, Wolfgang Puck, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Lorenzo Lamas, Skip O’Brien, Steven Wright, Bobby Edner, Stacey Travis, Steve Valentine, Greg Grunberg, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Dakin Matthews, Concetta Tomei; Comedy; Live Action

In 1999, “The Very Thought of You” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Nick Hamm (director); Peter Morgan (screenplay); Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander, Joseph Fiennes, Ray Winstone; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 2004, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid” was released in movie theaters by Screen Gems; Dwight H. Little (director); John Claflin, Daniel Zelman, Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier (screenplay); Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Eugene Byrd, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Nicholas Gonzalez, Karl Yune, Morris Chestnut, Andy Anderson; Adventure, Horror;

In 2004, “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2” was released in movie theaters by Triumph Films; Bob Clark (director); Gregory Poppen (screenplay); Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel, Peter Wingfield, Justin Chatwin, Skyler Shaye, Leo, Gerry and Myles Fitzgerald, Shaun Sipos, Thomas Kretschmann, Stefanie von Pfetten, Dagmar Midcap, Whoopi Goldberg, Max and Michael Iles, Jared and Jordan Scheideman, Maia and Keana Bastidas, Joshua and Maxwell Lockhart, Anastasia Trovato, Devin Douglas Drewitz, Jessica Amlee, Alfonso Quijada; Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy;

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1949, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Margaret Whiting And Johnny Mercer charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Dinah Shore And Buddy Clark charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie” by Somethin’ Smith And The Redheads charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Johnny Bond charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Bad Man’s Blunder” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Yogi” by The Ivy Three charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by Dante And The Evergreens charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Charlie Ryan And The Timberline Riders charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “There’s Something On Your Mind” by Bobby Marchan charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “A Kookie Little Paradise” by The Tree Swingers charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “(I Can’t Help You) I’m Falling Too” by Skeeter Davis charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “A Kookie Little Paradise” by Jo-Ann Campbell charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “The Whiffenpoof Song” by The Browns Featuring Jim Edward Brown charted at number 112 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne charted at number 113 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Let’s Think About Living” by Bob Luman charted at number 115 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by Leif Garrett charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” by The Ramones charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1983, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “If I Only Had A Brain” by The Coconuts charted at number 108 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “A Nightmare On My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “New Age Girl” by Deadeye Dick charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Beverly Hills” by Weezer charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2005, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Do You Want Fries With That” by Tim McGraw charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Alcohol” by Brad Paisley charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Redneck Yacht Club” by Craig Morgan charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Hicktown” by Jason Aldean charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Panic! At The Disco charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1955, “Cool Water” by Frankie Laine With The Mellowmen charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1960, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

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

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

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “I Love How You Love Me” by Paul And Barry Ryan charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” by The Adverts charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Gimmie Dat Banana” by Black Gorilla charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Double Dutch” by Malcolm McLaren charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Right Now” by The Creatures charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 98 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Peek-A-Boo” by Siouxsie And The Banshees charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Time Warp II” by Damian charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Dr. Stein” by Helloween charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 87 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Hib’s Heroes” by Hibernian Football Squad charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” by PJ And Duncan (Ant And Dec) charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Midnight At The Oasis” by The Brand New Heavies charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Tony Christie Featuring Peter Kay charted at number 52 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1949, “The Pussy Cat Song” by Patty Andrews And Bob Crosby charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me)” by Peggy Lee or The Mills Brothers charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “The Crazy Otto Rag” by Happy Hoagy Carmichael or The Stargazers charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “What A Mouth (What A North And South)” by Tommy Steele charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) / I Mess Up Everything I Get My Hands On” by Joe Tex charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Baked Beans / You Love Me” by Mother Goose charted at number 74 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Telephone Man / Itinerary” by Meri Wilson charted at number 92 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Mah-nà-mah-nà / Halfway Down The Stairs” by The Muppets charted at number 98 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shiny Shiny” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Australiana” by Austen Tayshus charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Gotta Give The Grog Away” by Col Elliott charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Fat” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1988, “Strokin’” by Clarence Carter charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Absolutely Fabulous” by Absolutely Fabulous (Pet Shop Boys) charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “The Winner Is…” by Southend With Nik Fish charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

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

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson charted at number 26 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Life Begins At 40” by Dave And The Dynamos charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm McLaren And The World Famous Supreme Team Show charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Attack Of The Name Game” by Stacy Lattisaw charted at number 47 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Fat” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

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

In 1983, “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk charted at number 13 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 8 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 21 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 30 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Jack Sparrow” by The Lonely Island Featuring Michael Bolton charted at number 11 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 19 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 23 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Hermes House Band And Tony Christie charted at number 55 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1960, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 45 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Albert West And Brian Hyland charted at number 55 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 63 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin’ The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 78 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 22 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Het SpongeBob Squarepants lied” by SpongeBob Squarepants charted at number 43 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 22 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 60 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1994, “Doop” by Doop charted at number 40 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 44 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 25 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 90 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed charted at number 188 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 196 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “God Save The Queen” by Sex Pistols charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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

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

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1977, “Magic Fly” by Space charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1988, “Pop Muzik” by All Systems Go charted at number 16 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B.C. 52’s (The B-52’s) charted at number 16 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Doop” by Doop charted at number 29 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Everybody Gonfi-Gon” by Two Cowboys charted at number 34 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2005, “Lonely” by Akon charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 44 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1960, “Yogi” by The Ivy Three charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Johnny Bond charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” by Napoleon XIV charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles charted at number 49 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “We’re Off To Dublin In The Green / The Merry Ploughboy” by The Abbey Tavern Singers / The Carlton Showband charted at number 52 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 87 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 34 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra charted at number 41 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Singin’ In The Rain” by Taco charted at number 46 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “OK Blue Jays” by Bat Boys charted at number 50 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1988, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 28 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1988, “This Note’s For You” by Neil Young and the Bluenotes charted at number 80 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 88 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 9 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 11 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 7 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

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

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

In 2011, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 22 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart