The Offbeat Datebook August 31, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 31

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭Katsumi Tezuka — is 110 in the year 2022 and 111 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1912
Actor, Japanese
Misc: former Japanese monster movie actor; still alive as of August 2018
Movie Titles: Godzilla (series)

✍🎵“Spider” John Koerner — is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1938
Humorist, Harmonicaist, Rhythm Guitarist, Folk Singer/Guitarist

🎭Jack Thompson — is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1940
Actor, Producer, Australian
Movie Titles: Star Wars: Episode II, Midnight in the Garden, Breaker Morant, Original Sin

✍🎭Larry Hankin — is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1940
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Friends (as Mr. Heckles)
Movie Titles: Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Escape from Alcatraz, Billy Madison

✍🎭Lowell Ganz — is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1948
Screenwriter, Producer
TV Shows: Joanie Loves Chachi, Laverne and Shirley, The New Odd Couple, Makin’ It, Busting Loose, The Odd Couple, Gung Ho, Parenthood
Movie Titles: Edtv, Robots, A League of Their Own, City Slickers II

🎵🎸Andy Stein — is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1948
Fiddler, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

🎭🎵Julie Brown — is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1958
Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun, Because I’m a Blond, Earth Girls Are Easy
TV Shows: Just Say Julie, The Edge

🎭🎮Dee Bradley Baker — is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1962 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: voiced in more than a hundred video game titles
TV Shows: American Dad (as Klaus Heissler, voice), Adventure Time (as Cinnamon Bun, voice), Phineas and Ferb (as Perry the Platypus, voice), SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Wabbit
Movie Titles: Happy Feet (as Maurice, voice)
Video Games: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Saints Row (series), World of Warcract (series), Lego Batman (series), Destiny (series), Adventure Time (series), Lego Marvel Super Heroes (series)

🎭🎵🎸Cheryl Pollak — is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1967
TV/Movie Actress, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Musician
TV Shows: The Heights (as Rita), Melrose Place (as Susan Madsen), Live Shot (as Nancy Lockridge)
Movie Titles: Pump Up the Volume, My Best Friend is a Vampire, The Dark Side of the Sun, Betty

🎭Zack Ward — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1970
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Titus (as Dave Titus)
Movie Titles: Transformers, A Christmas Story, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Postal

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🎭🎵Deborah “Debbie” Gibson — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1970 N.S.
Stage Actress, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: The youngest multi-trade to have a #1 hit, Foolish Beat; Mojo Nixon sang “Debbie Gibson is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child”
Song Titles: Out of the Blue, Electric Youth, Only In My Dreams

📰🎭Marc Webb — is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1974 N.S.
Editor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Limitless, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Movie Titles: The Amazing Spider-Man (series), 500 Days of Summer

🎭Sara Ramírez — is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1975 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Mexican
Misc: musical: Spamalot (as The Lady of the Lake)
TV Shows: Sofia the First (as Queen Miranda), Grey’s Anatomy (as Dr. Callie Torres)
Movie Titles: You’ve Got Mail, Spider-Man (2002), Chicago

🎭Shar Jackson — is 46 in the year 2022 and 47 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1976 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Moesha (as Niecy Jackson)
Movie Titles: Good Burger, Love and Basketball, CB4

🎭Yara Martinez — is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1979 N.S.
Actress, Puerto Rican
TV Shows: Jane the Virgin (as Dr. Luisa Alver)

🎭Ceallach Spellman — is 27 in the year 2022 and 28 in the year 2023; b.8/31/1995 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Waterloo Road (as Harry Fisher)
Movie Titles: The Cup (mockumentary)

🎨🎭Hugh Harman — Birth Anniversary — b.8/31/1903 d.11/25/1982 (79)
Animator, Producer
Misc: Harman-Ising productions, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies

🎭🎵Arthur Godfrey — Birth Anniversary — b.8/31/1903 d.3/16/1983 (79)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Singer, Banjoist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:The Old Redhead
Misc: 1950s TV giant
Song Titles: Too Fat Polka
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, Arthur Godfrey Time, Arthur Godfrey and His Ukulele

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🎭Buddy Hackett — Birth Anniversary — b.8/31/1924 d.6/30/2003 (78)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Vaudevillan, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Leonard Hacker
Misc: Adult Comedian
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show, Jackie Gleason Show, You Bet Your Life (80s host), Fish Police
Movie Titles: The Little Mermaid (as Seagull)

🎭Warren Berlinger — Birth Anniversary — b.8/31/1937 N.S. d.12/2/2020 N.S. (83)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Joey Bishop Show, Operation Petticoat, Small & Frye
Movie Titles: The Long Goodbye, That Thing You Do!, Hero, The World According to Garp

✍🎭Dennis O’Keefe — Death Anniversary — b.3/29/1908 d.8/31/1968 (60)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward “Bud” Vance Flanagan
TV Shows: Dennis O’Keefe Show (as Hal Towne)

Gerry Davis — Death Anniversary — b.2/23/1930 d.8/31/1991 (61)
Writer, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who

🎵🎷Lionel “Hamp” Hampton — Death Anniversary — b.4/20/1908 N.S. d.8/31/2002 N.S. (94)
Singer, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraharpist, Bandleader, Jazz Performer, American
Names/Places: b. in Birmington, AL
Misc: some say b. 1909, 1913, or 1914 or b. Apr 12, but a recent newswire article stated he was 88 in Jan 1997
Song Titles: Ragg Mopp

🎭🎵Jerry Reed — Death Anniversary — b.3/20/1937 N.S. d.8/31/2008 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; RLN:Hubbard
Song Titles: When You’re Hot You’re Hot, Amos Moses
TV Shows: Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Jerry Reed When You’re Hot You’re Hot Hour, Nashville 99
Movie Titles: Smokey & the Bandit

🎭🎵Max Bygraves — Death Anniversary — b.10/16/1922 d.8/31/2012 (89)
Comedian, Singer, British

🎭Richard Anderson — Death Anniversary — b.8/8/1926 N.S. d.8/31/2017 N.S. (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Producer, Narrator
TV Shows: Perry Mason (as Lt. Steve Drumm), Dan August, The Six Million Dollar Man (as Oscar Goldman), The Bionic Woman (as Oscar Goldman), Cover Up, Pearl, Dynasty (as Senator Buck Fallmont), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (as Narrator)
Movie Titles: Paths of Glory, Forbidden Planet

🎭🎮Carole Shelley — Death Anniversary — b.8/16/1939 N.S. d.8/31/2018 N.S. (79)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
Movie Titles: Hercules, Robin Hood (1973)
Video Games: Hercules, Disney’s Hades Challenge

🎭🎮Michael Lindsay — Death Anniversary — b.5/9/1963 N.S. d.8/31/2019 N.S. (56)
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Digimon: Digital Monsters, Bleach, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Naruto (as Kankuro), Naruto: Shippuden (series)
Movie Titles: Akira (English version), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Digimon: The Movie
Video Games: Ace Combat 5, Shadow of Rome, Zatch Bell (series), Naruto (series), Lord of the Rings (series), Naruto Shippuden (series), Final Fantasy (series)

Related Events on This Date

In 1842, Nuts and Bolts machine patented by Micah Rugg. Guess the inventorʹs brain had a screw loose.

In 1887, Inventor Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his Kinetoscope, a device which produced moving pictures.

In 1935, Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs six hours, 105 tons of cabbages.

In 1935, The Mickey Mouse film, “Plutoʹs Judgement Day”, is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1939, The first issue of Marvel Comics, featuring the Human Torch, was published by Timely Publications in New York.

In 1946, Foghorn Leghorn, Cartoon Character, made his debut in ‘Walky Talky Hawk’ by Warner Bros.

In 1948, Walt Disney circulates a memo in the studio describing ideas for an amusement park, which he calls “Mickey Mouse Park”.

In 1951, The Goofy film, “Get Rich Quick” is released.

In 1955, “Father Knows Best”, TV Comedy; moved to NBC.

In 1957, After nine years (six on NBC, three on ABC), Kukla, Fran and Ollie are no longer network puppets, as their show goes off the air.

In 1959, R.C., “Like I Love You” by Edd Byrnes and Friend peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Iʹm Henry The VIII, I Am” single by Hermanʹs Hermits was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1966, “The Patty Duke Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1967, “F Troop”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1968, On the cover of TV Guide: “Johnny Carson”. Other Articles: The Prisoner

In 1969, Morganna, a well-endowed fan dressed in a mini dress, jumps onto the Atlanta Stadium field and kisses Clete Boyer on the cheek as he is batting. The Bravesʹ third baseman then promptly ends a one-for-17 slump with an RBI single and goes on an eight-for-15 tear.

In 1970, “In The Summertime” single by Mungo Jerry was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, “The Bill Cosby Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1974, It was officially the end of the late 60’s-early 70’s teen era on overtime as “The Partridge Family” television show ended its run on ABC, leaving David Cassidy free to pursue a solo music career. “The Brady Bunch”, another teen-kid sitcom, last aired the day before.

In 1974, “Earache My Eye Featuring Alice Bowie”, by Cheech and Chong entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1974, “Inch High, Private Eye”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1974, “Josie and The Pussycats In Outer Space”, “The New Scooby-Doo Movies”, and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”, TV Cartoon Shows; last aired on CBS.

In 1974, “The Brady Kids”, and “Mission: Magic!”, TV Cartoon Shows, last aired on ABC.

In 1976, A judge found George Harrison guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” of the melody line of the 1963 Chiffonʹs hit “Heʹs So Fine” in writing “My Sweet Lord”. The judge said that the chorus to Harrisonʹs “My Sweet Lord” was identical to “Heʹs So Fine” and it eventually (appeals went on for about five years) cost the former Beatle over half a million dollars. In 1983, a ska song “Just Got Lucky” by JoBoxers sounds suspiciously patterened after “My Sweet Lord.”

In 1976, “Alice” began airing on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film “Alice Doesnʹt Live Here Anymore.”

In 1981, The 30-year contract between ‘Mr. Television’, Milton Berle, and NBC-TV, expired. Uncle Miltie had received $6 million for NOT being on the air since his show, “The Texaco Star Theatre”, went off the air in the mid 1950s. NBC held Berle to the contract to keep him from appearing on competing networks.

In 1985, “Diffʹrent Strokes”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC, moved to ABC.

In 1990, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on CBS, went to syndication 1991 for one year.

In 1991, On the cover of TV Guide: “Itʹs Kirk vs. Picard”. Other Articles: Dances with Wolves, Eva Marie Saint

In 1991, “Alvin and The Chipmunks”, TV Cartoon Show, sequel to The Alvin Show; last aired on NBC after eight years.

In 1991, “Camp Candy”, “Kid ʹN Play”, and “Gravedale High with Rick Moranis”, TV Cartoon Shows, last aired on NBC.

In 1993, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Four-year-old geography whiz Jonathan Estrada, who bites the shapes of states from slices of cheese, wins the heart and admiration of Letterman and millions of viewers with his extraordinary knowledge of American geography.

In 1994, Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov. It wasnʹt until next year when it would be discovered that the Pentium would have a defect that caused math errors.

In 1994, Trading in Euro Disney stock is temporarily suspended for 15 minutes on the Paris stock exchange. The stock price had fallen to less than $2.

In 1997, The Hosaphone(tm), is heard for the first time on the Doctor Demento Radio Show as an extra on the Funny Five. The jazz tune is, Codetta in C for Hosaphone(tm), Piano and Bass by David A. Roth.

In 1998, The eighth English-language commercial broadcast TV network since the beginning of TV, “Pax Net”, was launched by the co-founder of HSN. The other seven were, NBC, CBS, Dumont (now defunct), ABC, Fox, UPN, and WB. It features family programming and reruns such as “Doctor Quinn”, “Diagnosis Murder”, “Touched by an Angel”, and appropriately enough for network eight: “Eight is Enough!”

In 2001, The last original “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” episode aired on PBS.

In 2004, “Star Trek” actor James Doohan, famed for his portrayal of “Beam Me Up” Scotty, the intrepid engineer who kept the starship Enterprise warping across galaxies, grinned and waved to fans as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was expected to be the last public appearance of the 84-year-old performer, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimerʹs disease (news — web sites) and also suffers from Parkinsonʹs disease (news — web sites), diabetes and lung fibrosis.

In 2009, Walt Disney Company announced it was acquiring comic book giant Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1977, “The War of the Worlds (re-release)” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Byron Haskin (director); Barré Lyndon (screenplay); Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Housely Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, William Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen, Sir Cedric Hardwicke; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1984, “C.H.U.D.” was released in movie theaters by New World Pictures; Douglas Cheek (director); Parnell Hall (screenplay); John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, J. C. Quinn, Michael O’Hare, Peter Michael Goetz, Sam McMurray, Frankie R. Faison, John Goodman, Jay Thomas, Hallie Foote, Graham Beckel, Jon Polito, George Martn; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1990, “The Lemon Sisters” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Joyce Chopra (director); Jeremy Pikser (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody, Elliott Gould, Rubén Blades, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Nathan Lane, Richard Libertini, Sully Boyar; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1994, “Milk Money” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / The Kennedy/Marshall Company; Richard Benjamin (director); John Mattson (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris, Malcolm McDowell, Anne Heche, Philip Bosco, Casey Siemaszko, Adam LaVorgna, Michael Patrick Carter, Brian Christopher, Margaret Nagle, Kevin Youkilis; Comedy; Live Action

In 2001, “Jeepers Creepers” was released in movie theaters by United Artists; Victor Salva (director/screenplay); Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Brandon Smith, Eileen Brennan; Horror; Live Action

In 2003, “Avenging Angelo” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Franchise Pictures / DEJ Productions; Martyn Burke (director); Will Aldis, Steve Mackall (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn, Raoul Bova, Harry Van Gorkum, Billy Gardell, George Touliatos; Action, Romance, Comedy, Crime; ; Live Action

In 2007, “Halloween” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films; Rob Zombie (director/screenplay); Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris, William Forsythe, Hanna R. Hall, Kristina Klebe, Danny Trejo, Ken Foree, Udo Kier, Sid Haig, Daryl Sabara, Daniel Roebuck, Richard Lynch, Skyler Gisondo, Dee Wallace Stone, Pat Skipper, Nick Mennell, Max Van Ville, Adam Weisman, Daeg Faerch, Jenny Gregg Stewart; Slasher

In 2016, “La La Land” was released by Summit Entertainment; Damien Chazelle (director/screenplay); Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott; Musical, Drama

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1946, “The Gypsy” by The Ink Spots charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Don Rondo charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Flying Saucer The 2nd” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Dave Gardner charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Rockin’ Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Black Slacks” by Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by The Owen Bradley Quintet charted at number 102 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Martian Hop” by Ran-Dells charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Journey To The Center Of Your Mind” by The Amboy Dukes charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Bring Back Those Rockabye Baby Days” by Tiny Tim charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing” by Fancy charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wombling Summer Party” by The Wombles charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “You Look Marvelous” by Fernando (Billy Crystal) charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Low Rider (On The Boulevard)” by Latin Alliance Featuring War charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Guys Do It All The Time” by Mindy McCready charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Redneck Games” by Jeff Foxworthy And Alan Jackson charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Ten Rounds With José Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Pigmeat Markham charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Laurel And Hardy” by The Equals charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Shorty Long charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Banana Rock” by The Wombles charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Three Lions” by David Baddiel And Frank Skinner With The Lightning Seeds charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Logical Song” by Scooter charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 84 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 98 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong charted at number 98 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1940, “Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)” by The Joe Loss Orchestra or The Andrews Sisters charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1941, “The Woodpecker Song” by Kate Smith or Glenn Miller And Marion Hutton charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1943, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by The Andrews Sisters or Kay Kyser And His Orchestra With Jack Martin And The Glee Club charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1943, “(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by The Andrews Sisters charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “Cow-Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)” by The Ink Spots And Ella Fitzgerald charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1945, “The Trolley Song” by Judy Garland charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “The Gypsy” by The Ink Spots or Dinah Shore charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Open The Door, Richard!” by The Charioteers or Count Basie And His Orchestra Featuring Harry Edison And Bill Johnson charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Huggin’ And Chalkin’” by Hoagy Carmichael With The Chickadees charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “The Coffee Song (They’ve Got An Awfil Lot Of Coffee In Brazil)” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “The Possum Song” by Phil Harris charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)” by Danny Kaye And The Andrews Sisters or The Joe Loss Orchestra charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Whiskey On A Sunday (The Puppet Song) / The Orange And The Green” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero / Celia” by Paper Lace charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Streak / You’ve Got The Music Inside” by Ray Stevens charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis / Any Old Time” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Too Pooped To Pop / She, Tell Me What To Do” by The La De Da’s charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / I May Never Pass This Way Again” by Cash Backman charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / L.A. Mamma” by Jim Stafford charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Do The Spunky Monkey / My Daddy Was A Song And Dance Man” by Digby Richards charted at number 59 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing / Fancy” by Fancy charted at number 74 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Tubular Bells (Theme From “The Exorcist”) / Froggy Went a-Courting” by Mike Oldfield charted at number 75 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Like A Surgeon” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Grease Megamix” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Dune Buggy” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Logical Song” by Scooter charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 21 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Jean Knight charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 11 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 37 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 28 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 29 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 16 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Limbo Dance” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 21 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 37 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 26 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Aserejé (The Crazy Dance)” by Monkey Circus charted at number 41 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 41 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 20 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 46 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing Version)” by Elvis Presley charted at number 49 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Holiday Rap ’91” by MC Miker G And Deejay Sven charted at number 78 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 89 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 33 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by FFWD charted at number 64 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 78 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road [+ Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (Remix)]” by Lil Nas X charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 4 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 18 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 22 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 10 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 29 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 56 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 78 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 141 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Captain Jack” by Captain Jack charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 18 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Bumpisong” by Spritney Bears charted at number 11 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 18 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Denise LaSalle charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “My Toot Toot” by Rockin’ Sidney charted at number 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 28 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 29 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Soldier Soldier” by Captain Jack charted at number 49 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 36 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 47 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 100 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (Sequel)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Martian Hop” by Ran-Dells charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Journey To The Center Of Your Mind” by The Amboy Dukes charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 42 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 84 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wild Thing” by Fancy charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 63 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 70 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 84 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wombling Summer Party” by The Wombles charted at number 100 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 25 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 34 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Like A Surgeon” by “Weird Al” Yankovic charted at number 45 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth charted at number 62 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 72 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frey charted at number 79 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 33 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1991, “Superman’s Song” by Crash Test Dummies charted at number 8 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 16 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 8 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 36 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 86 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 21 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart