Friday, December 17, 2010

The Biggest 50's and 60's Hits on Planet Earth!

Finally finished entering all the 50's and 60's chart information for Australia into my oldies database. Here's a complete list of every song from that period that reached #1 on the charts in the USA (Billboard), England, Canada, Germany, and Australia.

Beatles - Hey Jude (1968)
Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand (1964)
Monkees - I'm A Believer (1966)
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (1970)
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (1966)
Zager And Evans - In The Year 2525 (1969)
Beatles (With Billy Preston) - Get Back (1969)
Beatles - All You Need Is Love (1967)

How many oldies stations in the USA still play Zager And Evans? For that matter, what about Nancy Sinatra?

If I add songs that hit #1 OR #2 in all of these places, these songs go into the list:

Paul Anka - Diana (1957 - #2 in Germany)
Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never (1960 - #2 in Germany)
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night (1966 - #2 in Canada)
Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (1968 #2 in US and Australia)
Beatles - Let It Be (1970 - #2 in the UK!)
Beatles - Help! (1965 - #2 in Germany)
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964 - #2 in Germany)
Beatles - We Can Work It Out (1965 - #2 in Germany)
Beatles - Hello Goodbye (1967 - #2 in Australia)
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black (1966 - #2 in Australia)
Beatles - Ticket To Ride (1965 - #2 in Germany)
Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown (1966 - #1 only in Germany!)
Beatles - Penny Lane (1967 - #2 in the UK!)
Beatles - Yellow Submarine (1966 - #2 in the USA)

The Germans were a little tough on the British Invasion acts!

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