The Offbeat Datebook August 29, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 29

Last Updated 08-16-2022

⛪🎭Elliott Gould — is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1938
Jewish, Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RLN:Goldstein; Barbara Streisand’s hubby 1960s
TV Shows: E/R (as Dr. Howard Sheinfield), Friends (as Ross’s dad Jack Geller), Baby Bob (as Sam)
Movie Titles: American History X, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Ten Commandments, M*A*S*H (as Trapper John in movie)

🎭Sam Freed — is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1948
Actor
TV Shows: Kate and Allie (as Bob Barsky), All My Children, One Life to Live
Movie Titles: American Gangster, Thinner, Coneheads

🎭Deborah Van Valkenburgh — is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1952
Actress
TV Shows: Too Close for Comfort (as Jackie Rush)
Movie Titles: The Warriors, The Devil’s Rejects, Streets of Fire

🎭🎵Lenny Henry — is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1958
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Musician, English
TV Shows: Chef! (as Gareth), Big and Small (as Big and Small), Tinga Tinga Tales (as Elephant)
Movie Titles: Bernard and the Genie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Mirrormask

🎭Rebecca de Mornay — is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1959
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA; Jane Patricia Edgar & Wally George’s daughter, Richard’s stepdaughter
Misc: some list Aug 29 but Parade listed Nov 29.
TV Shows: ER (as Elaine Nichols)
Movie Titles: Wedding Crashers, Flipped, Runaway Train, The Trip to Bountiful, Backdraft, Risky Business, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

🎭🎮Kate Simses — is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.8/29/1979 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Dr. Ken (as Julie)
Movie Titles: What’s Your Numner?, That Awkward Moment, Confessions of a Shopaholic
Video Games: Red Dead Redemption

🎭🎵Edward M. Favor — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1856 d.1/10/1936 (79)
Movie/Stage Actor, Novelty Singer

✍🎭Preston Sturges — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1898 d.8/6/1959 (60)
Screenwriter, Satirist, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward P. Biden

🎨Al Taliaferro — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1905 d.2/3/1969 (63)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Donald Duck, Silly Symphonies

🎭Isabel Sanford — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1917 N.S. d.7/9/2004 N.S. (86)
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1933 or 1922
TV Shows: All in the Family (as Louise Jefferson), The Jeffersons (as Louise Jefferson)

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🎭Arthur Anderson — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1922 N.S. d.4/9/2016 N.S. (93)
Commercial Actor
Names/Places: MN: John Miles
Misc: Lucky Charms commercials voicing Lucky the Leprechaun

🎭Betty Lynn — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1926 N.S. d.10/16/2021 N.S. (95)
Actress
TV Shows: Andy Griffith Show (as Thelma Loy, Barney File’s girlfriend)
Movie Titles: Cheaper By The Dozen, Meet Me In Las Vegas

🎭Charles Gray — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1928 d.3/7/2000 (71)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Gunslinger, Rawhide (as Clay Forrester)
Movie Titles: You Only Live Twice, For Your Eyes Only, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

📰🎭Robin Leach — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1941 N.S. d.8/24/2018 N.S. (76)
Journalist, TV Host, Producer, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
TV Shows: Fame Fortune & Romance, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, Runaway with the Rich & Famous
Movie Titles: She-Devil, Maxed Out, Troop Beverly Hills

🎭🎵Michael (Singer) Jackson — Birth Anniversary — b.8/29/1958 N.S. d.6/25/2009 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Vegetarian, Actor, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, Indiana; MN:Joe; Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-
Misc: the top multi-platinum record seller of the 1980s; Captain EO in Disneyland; “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied his “Beat It” song into “Eat It” in 1984 and his “Bad” into “Fat in 1988.
Group Names: The Jacksons, soloist
Song Titles: Got To Be There, Rockin’ Robin, Ben, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off The Wall, She’s Out of My Life, The Girl Is Mine, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, Human Nature, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), Thriller, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, Remember The Time, You Are Not Alone
Album Titles: Got To Be There, Ben, Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory: Past Present and Future Book 1, Invincible
TV Shows: The Jackson 5 (animated, voicist), The Simpsons’ prison inmate who thinks he’s Michael Jackson

Reverend William Archibald Spooner — Death Anniversary — b.7/22/1844 d.8/29/1930 (86)
Clergyman, Educator
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Misc: transposed words or syllables in his speech (Spoonerisms)

🎭Anissa Jones — Death Anniversary — b.3/11/1958 d.8/29/1976 (18)
TV Actress
Names/Places: RFN:Mary
Misc: some say b. 12-13, but she was 18 when she died, so this is the wrong DOB
TV Shows: Family Affair (as Buffy)

🎭Archie Campbell — Death Anniversary — b.11/17/1914 d.8/29/1987 (72)
Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Bulls Gap, Tennessee
TV Shows: Hee Haw

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🎭Richard Beebe — Death Anniversary — b.??/??/1930 d.8/29/1998 (68)
Radio Broadcaster
Group Names: The Credibility Gap (co-founder)

📰🎵Jumpin’ Gene Simmons — Death Anniversary — b.7/10/1933 d.8/29/2006 (73)
Publisher, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: Haunted House

⛪🎭Gene Wilder — Death Anniversary — b.6/11/1933 N.S. d.8/29/2016 N.S. (83)
Jewish, Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee, WI; RN:Jerome Silberman; wed to Gilda Radner
Misc: AP says b. 1933 in 2004
Movie Titles: The Producers, Start The Revolution Without Me, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask, Bonnie & Clyde, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, Frisco Kid, The World’s Greatest Lover, Hanky Panky, Something Wilder, Silver Streak

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

⛪🎭Edward Asner — Death Anniversary — b.11/15/1929 N.S. d.8/29/2021 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, MO; RFN:Yitzak Eddie
Misc: ex-SAG president
TV Shows: Lou Grant (as Lou Grant), Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant); Roots (as Capt. Davies), Rich Man Poor Man, Captain Planet & the Planeteers, The Bronx Zoo, Trials of Rosie O’Neill (as Walter Kovatch), Fish Police, Hearts Afire (as George Lahti), Thunder Alley (as Gil), The Bachelor, Center of the Universe (as Art Pressman), Up

Related Events on This Date

In 1877, When Mormon church leader Brigham Young died on this day, he left behind as many as 27 weeping widows. 27? What a funny number!

In 1908, R.C., “When We Are M-A-Double-R-I-E-D” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Ada Jones and Billy Murray.

In 1952, 4' 33" (“Four Minutes, Thirty-three Seconds”), a three-movement composition by avant-garde composer John Cage, had its premiere in Woodstock, New York, as pianist David Tudor sat at a piano and, for a total of four minutes and 33 seconds, played…nothing. (According to Cage, the “music” consisted of the settingʹs background noises, including the sounds of the increasingly restive audience.)

In 1953, An early version of the animated cartoon character Speedy Gonzales made his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon “Cat-Tails for Two.”

In 1958, The film “The Fly,” which starred David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, and Herbert Marshall, opened in the RKO theaters in New York City. It was remade in 1986. Help me! Help me! Help me!

In 1964, Walt Disneyʹs movie “Mary Poppins” was previewed in movie theaters.

In 1966, “The John Forsythe Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1970, The Kinks released “Lola.” Weird Al parodied it with his Star Wars tribute “Yoda” in the 1980s.

In 1971, “The Red Skelton Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1977, “Sonny And Cher Show”, TV Variety, last aired on CBS again.

In 1981, “Eight Is Enough”, TV Comedy/Drama; last aired on ABC.

In 1982, The longest recorded kite flight lasted 180 h 17 m in Washington.

In 1983, “Love, Sidney”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1986, The embarrassing Madonna and Sean Penn movie “Shanghai Surprise” opened in theaters.

In 1986, “Weird Al” Yankovic records “Toothless People” and the title track of his “Polka Party!” album.

In 1987, On the cover of TV Guide: “Sherman Hemsley and Anna Maria Horsford of Amen”. Other Articles: Rebecca Schaeffer, Max Headroom

In 1987, R.C., “La Bamba” by Los Lobos peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. It was Los Lobosʹ remake of Ritchie Valensʹ 1959 classic. “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied it into “Lasagna”.

In 1988, Macyʹs Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record.

In 1990, A defiant Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared in a television interview that America could not defeat Iraq, saying, “I do not beg before anyone.” (Yeah, right).

In 1991, A Chicago judge gave preliminary approval to a refund plan for people who bought Milli Vanilli records, tapes or CDs.

In 1993, “Living Single” began airing on Fox

In 1995, “Full House” TV Sitcom last aired on ABC after eight seasons.

In 1997, The sitcom “Step by Step” last aired on ABC and moved to CBS the following month

In 1999, “WWF SmackDown!” began airing on UPN

In 2000, When the Braves come to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Reds, 4-2, a power spike causes most of the lights to go out at Turner Field, causing a 12-minute delay. The Atlanta crowd is treated to a rendition of the song, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” waiting for play to resume.

In 2004, On the cover of TV Guide: Matt LeBlanc of Joey

In 2016, Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the deranged animator of “Young Frankenstein,” died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 83.

In 2017, Comedian Kathy Griffin retracted her apology for posing with what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump, saying the anger against her was overblown.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1978, “A Wedding” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Lion’s Gate Films, Inc.; Robert Altman (director/screenplay); John Considine, Allan F. Nicholls, Patricia Resnick (screenplay); Desi Arnaz Jr., Carol Burnett, Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Mia Farrow, Lillian Gish, Paul Dooley, Dennis Christopher, Peggy Ann Garner, Mark Deming, Tim Thomerson, Marta Heflin, Margaret Ladd, Nina Van Pallandt, Vittorio Gassman, Belita Moreno, Luigi “Gigi” Proietti, Virginia Vestoff, Dina Merrill, Pat McCormack, Ruth Nelson, Craig Richard Nelson, Jeff Perry, Viveca Lindfors, John Cromwell, Lauren Hutton, Allan F. Nicholls, John Considine, Dennis Franz, Pam Dawber, Gavan O’Herlihy, Robert Fortier, Bert Remsen, John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Laurie Metcalf, Alan Wilder, George Wendt, Amy Stryker, Gerald Busby, Lesley Rogers, Mary Seibel, Ann Ryerson, Cedric Scott, Beverly Ross; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1980, “He Knows You’re Alone” was released in movie theaters by United Artists; Armand Mastroianni (director); Scott Parker (screenplay); Caitlin O’Heaney, Don Scardino, Elizabeth Kemp, Tom Rolfing, Lewis Arlt, Patsy Pease, James Rebhorn, Dana Barron, Tom Hanks, Paul Gleason, James Carroll, Russell Todd; Slasher; Live Action

In 1984, “Choose Me” was released in movie theaters by Island Alive; Alan Rudolph (director/screenplay); Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong, John Larroquette, Edward Ruscha, Gailard Sartain; Romance, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1997, “Excess Baggage” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures; Marco Brambilla (director); Max D. Adams, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicholas Turturro, Michael Bowen, Robert Wisden, Leland Orser, Sally Kirkland, Hiro Kanagawa, Jorge Vargas, Callum Keith Rennie, C. Ernst Harth, Fulvio Cecere, David Kaye, April Telek, Matthew Robert Kelly; Crime, Comedy; Live Action

In 1997, “Kull the Conqueror” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures; John Nicolella (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot, Roy Brocksmith, Harvey Fierstein, Karina Lombard, Edward Tudor-Pole, Douglas Henshall, Joe Shaw, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Terry O’Neill, Pat Roach, John Hallam, Peter Petruna; Fantasy, Action, Adventure; Live Action

In 2000, “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman” was released on home video by Universal Studios Home Video / Universal Cartoon Studios / Bagdasarian Productions / Tama Productions; Kathi Castillo (director); John Loy (screenplay); Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Maurice LaMarche, Miriam Flynn, Rob Paulsen, April Winchell, E.G. Daily, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman, Debbie Rothstein; Horror, Musical, Comedy; Animation

In 2003, “Jeepers Creepers 2” was released in movie theaters by United Artists / American Zoetrope / Myriad Pictures; Victor Salva (director/screenplay); Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Luke Edwards, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Nicki Aycox, Eric Nenninger, Travis Schiffner, Marieh Delfino, Billy Aaron Brown, Lena Cardwell, Josh Hammond, Al Santos, Kasan Butcher, Drew Tyler Bell, Diane Delano, Thom Gossom, Jr., Tom Tarantini, Shaun Fleming, Justin Long; Horror; ; Live Action

In 2003, “Once Upon a Time in the Midlands” was released in movie theaters by Film4; Shane Meadows (director); Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson, Shirley Henderson; Romantic, Comedy; ; Live Action

In 2003, “The Other Side of the Bed” was released in movie theaters by Lions Gate Films; Emilio Martínez-Lázaro (director); Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo; Romance, Comedy; ; Live Action

In 2007, “Balls of Fury” was released in movie theaters by Rogue Pictures / Intrepid Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment; Robert Ben Garant (director/screenplay); Thomas Lennon (screenplay); Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, James Hong, Thomas Lennon, Robert Patrick, Jason Scott Lee, Aisha Tyler, Diedrich Bader, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Koechner, Toby Huss, Heather DeLoach, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Mather Zickel, Jim Rash, David Proval, Masi Oka, Irina Voronina, Darryl Chan, Jim Lampley; Sports, Comedy

In 2008, “Babylon A.D.” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox; Mathieu Kassovitz (director/screenplay); Éric Besnard (screenplay); Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Strong, Lambert Wilson, Jérôme Le Banner, David Belle; Sci-Fi, Action; W

In 2008, “College” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Deb Hagan (director); Dan Callahan, Adam Ellison (screenplay); Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell, Haley Bennett, Nick Zano, Gary Owen, Zach Cregger, Camille Mana, Alona Tal, Ryan Pinkston, Verne Troyer, Jessica Heap, Melissa Lingafelt, Stephanie Honore, Tracy Mulholland, Nathalie Walker, Reggie Martinez, Valentina Vaughn, Heather Vandeven, Andree Moss, Carolyn Moss, Wendy Talley, Brandi Coleman, Todd Voltz, Brandy Blake, Ava Santana, Josh Tenk; Comedy; W

In 2008, “Disaster Movie” was released in movie theaters by Lionsgate; Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer (directors/screenplay); Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Gary “G Thang” Johnson, Kim Kardashian, Crista Flanagan, Nicole Parker, Ike Barinholtz, Carmen Electra, Tony Cox, Tad Hilgenbrink, Nick Steele, Jason Boegh, Valerie Wildman, John Di Domenico, Abe Spigner, Christopher Johnson, Jared S. Eddo, Yoshio Iizuka, Jonas Neal, Jacob Tolano Wood, Roland Kickinger, Walter Harris, Gerrard Fachinni, Johnny Rock, Devin Crittenden, Noah Harpster, Austin Michael Scott; Parody, Comedy; W

In 2008, “I Served the King of England” was released in movie theaters by Sony Pictures Classics; Jiří Menzel (director/screenplay); Ivan Barnev, Oldřich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Marián Labuda, Milan Lasica, Zuzana Fialová, Josef Abrhám; Comedy; L

In 2017, “Home Again” was released by Open Road Films; Hallie Meyers-Shyer (director/screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Candice Bergen, Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff, Reid Scott, Pico Alexander; Romance, Comedy; US

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton And Tex Beneke charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by Johnny Mercer And The Mellowaires charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Like I Love You” by Ed Byrnes And Friend charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “M.T.A.” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Mummy” by Bob McFadden And Dor charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 106 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Bread And Butter” by The Newbeats charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “G.T.O.” by Ronny And The Daytonas charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan And Dean charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Maybellene” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Haunted House” by Jumpin’ Gene Simmons charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (Sequel)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “America, Communicate With Me” by Ray Stevens charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Theme From ‘M*A*S*H’ (Suicide Is Painless)” by Al DeLory charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “I Love My Truck” by Glen Campbell charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “He’s My Girl” by David Hallyday charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

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

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1964, “Call Up The Groups” by The Barron Knights charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Can Can” by Bad Manners charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Computer Love / The Model” by Kraftwerk charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame’s Treet” by Smart E’s charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1998, “On Top Of The World” by England United charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” by Patti Page charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Tell Me A Story” by Jimmy Boyd With Frankie Laine charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

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

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

In 1964, “Poison Ivy / Broken Things” by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Dang Me” by Roger Miller charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1970, “Knock Knock Who’s There?” by Liv Maessen charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Knock Knock Who’s There?” by Mary Hopkin charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “They Won’t Let My Girlfriend Talk To Me / Brave New World” by Jimmy And The Boys charted at number 54 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper / Feel Up” by Grace Jones charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wasn’t That A Party / Here’s To The Horses” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 92 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin’ / Dub Trek” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Radio Waves” by Roger Waters charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame’s Treet” by Smart E’s charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Hoedown Throwdown” by Miley Cyrus charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “(Glad I’m) Not A Kennedy” by Shona Laing charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “The Irish Rover” by The Pogues And The Dubliners charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “White Men Can’t Jump” by Riff charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by Inner Circle charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(I Am In Love With The) McDonald’s Girl” by The Blenders charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 35 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1981, “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 7 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 12 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 34 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” by N.Y.C.C. charted at number 50 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua charted at number 54 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 47 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 27 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Titanic” by Falco charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 43 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 21 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wordy Rappinghood” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Can Can” by Bad Manners charted at number 46 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” by Kirsty MacColl charted at number 47 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin’” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths charted at number 93 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 50 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 87 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 75 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 89 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 31 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 80 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 17 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 38 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua charted at number 73 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Daddy DJ” by Crazy Frog charted at number 12 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 15 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox charted at number 143 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 143 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 193 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

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

In 1981, “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Starsound (Stars On 45) charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1998, “Clouds Across The Moon” by Frost [NO] charted at number 19 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

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

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 54 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 43 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Pufnstuf” by From “Pufnstuf”, A Sid And Marty Krofft Production (Decca) charted at number 83 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 84 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 95 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Vanna Pick Me A Letter” by Dr. Dave charted at number 49 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise charted at number 70 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Don’t You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 80 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Surfin’ Bird” by Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman charted at number 97 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 30 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 80 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1987, “Vanna Pick Me A Letter” by Dr. Dave charted at number 49 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise charted at number 70 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Don’t You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 80 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Surfin’ Bird” by Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman charted at number 97 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 8 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Zoot Suit Riot” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies charted at number 47 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 54 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 19 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 21 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 98 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart