11 december

Today’s Number 1 Hits of the USA (1890-2016), including the charts of Australia and New Zealand
NOUVEAU: Numéros 1 et records du Top Singles français (1955-2016) (en construction)

De nummer 1-hits van 11 december

Best Selling Singles/Billboard Hot 100:

1920: Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra – The Japanese Sandman [Victor 18690] (2 weken 1)
The Japanese Sandman - Paul Whiteman

(vandaag 98 jaar geleden)
(Richard A. Whiting)
(For Dancing)

(B-kant van Whispering)

(#7 hit voor Nora Bayes (Comedienne) (Orchestra Accompaniment) in 1921 [Columbia A2997] (78 rpm)

(#15 hit voor Ben Selvin and His Orchestra in 1921 [78-Lyric 4229]

(1930: Sung by Cliff Edwards in his vaudeville show in de film Lord Byron of Broadway)

(#10 hit voor Benny Goodman and his Orchestra als Japanese Sandman (Featuring Benny Goodman, Clarinet–Toots Mondello, Dick Clark, Hymie Schertzer, Arthur Rollini, Saxophones–G. Irwin, Jerry Neary, Ralph Muzzillo, Trumpets–S. Ballard, Jack Lacey, Trombones–Frank Froeba, Piano–Harry Goodman, Bass–Allan Reuss, Guitar–Gene Krupa, Drums) in 1935; B-kant van Swanee [Victor 25024] (78 rpm)

(1939: The Quintet of the Hot Club of France with Django Reinhardt – Guitar & Stéphane Grappelly – Violin als Japanese Sandman [Decca F. 7133] (78 rpm)

(1940: Sv. Asmussens Kvartet (Sv. Asmussens: Violin – Vokal, Kjeld Bonfils: Vibrafon – Piano, Svend Hauberg: Guitar, Chr. Jensen: bas, Erik Frederiksen: trommer) [Odeon D 449] (78 rpm)

(#3 album-hit voor Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (Broadcast Jan. 24, 1940) als Medley: Japanese Sandman / What’s the Matter with Me / Let’s Dance / Blue Room in 1953 (LP: Glenn Miller And His Orchestra – Limited Edition) [RCA Victor EPNT 6700] (Side–5) [RCA Victor 947-0120] (45 rpm Box Set)

(1957: Connee Boswell (LP: Connee Boswell and the Original Memphis Five in Hi-Fi) [ RCA Victor LPM 1426]

(#1 album-hit voor Terry Snyder and The All Stars in 1960 (LP: Persuasive Percussion) [Command RS 800-S.D.]

(#18 album-hit voor Billy Vaughn in 1962 (LP: Greatest String Band Hits) [Dot DLP 3409]

(1962: Eddie Condon and the Dixieland All-Stars (Produced by Robert Morgan) (LP: Midnight in Moscow) [Epic LA 16024]

(#16 album-hit voor Orchestra als Overture: Baby Face / Do It Again / Poor Butterfly / Stumbling / Japanese Sandman in 1967 op de various artists The Original Sound Track Album (LP: Thoroughly Modern Millie) [Decca ‎DL 71500]

1926: Paul Whiteman and Orchestra – The Birth Of The Blues [Victor 20138] (4 weken 1)
The Birth Of The Blues - Paul Whiteman

(vandaag 92 jaar geleden)
(Words by Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown / Music by Ray Henderson)
(With vocal chorus)

(Het origineel komt uit de Broadway-musical productie George White’s Scandals of 1926, ging op 14 juni 1926 in Apollo Theatre in première. Na 432 keer is op 18 juni 1927 de laatste voorstelling)

(#4 hit voor Harry Richman (Comedian, with Orchestra) in 1926 [Vocalion 15412] (78 rpm)

(#11 hit voor The Revelers (Male Voices with Piano) in 1926; B-kant van Lucky Day [Victor 20111] (78 rpm)

(1926: Leo Reisman And His Orchestra [Columbia 701-D] (78 rpm)

(1926: Willard Robison (Voice and Piano) [Perfect 12280] (78 rpm)

(1926: Broadway Broadcasters; B-kant van Black Bottom [78-Cameo 985]

(1926: The Vagabonds; B-kant van On the Riviera [Gennett 3361] (78 rpm)

(1938: Light Crust Doughboys (Vocal Chorus Dick Reinhart) [Vocalion 04216] (78 rpm)

(1941: Performed by Bing Crosby in de film Birth of the Blues)

(1941: Bing Crosby with Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra (Vocal with Orch. Acc.); B-kant van The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid [Decca 3970] (78 rpm)

(1941: Benny Goodman and his Orchestra [78-Columbia 36359]

(1944: Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians (Vocal Chorus by Jimmy Brown) [Decca 24531] (78 rpm)

(1951: Eddie Heywood [78-Columbia 39319]

(1951: Nellie Lutcher; B-kant van I Want to Be Near You [Capitol Records 1709]

(1951: Tex Williams [78-Capitol 1799]

(#19 hit voor Frank Sinatra

(Words by Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown / Music by Ray Henderson)
(Orch. under the dir. of Axel Stordahl) in 1952 [Columbia 4-39882] (45 rpm)

(1952: Pearl Bailey (Vocal With Orchestra Directed by Don Redman) [Coral 60645] (78 rpm)

(1953: Kid Ory)

(#7 album-hit voor Danny Thomas with Orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol in 1953 (LP: The Jazz Singer) [RCA Victor ‎EPB 3118] [RCA Victor 547-0254] (45 rpm Box Set)

(#10 album-hit voor Liberace ‎(Orchestra under the direction of George Liberace) (Vocal by Liberace) in 1954 ‎(10” LP: Sincerely, Liberace) [Columbia ‎BL 1001]

(1954: Chet Atkins (LP: A Session with Chet Atkins) [RCA Victor ‎LPM 1090]

(1954: Lenny Dee (Organ Solo); B-kant van Plantation Boogie [Decca 9-29360] (45 rpm)

(#1 album-hit voor Sammy Davis Jr. {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} {Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010} in 1955 (LP: Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.) [Decca DL 8118]

(#10 album-hit voor Ray Anthony in 1955 (LP: Golden Horn) [Capitol T-563]

(#11 album-hit voor Lenny Dee in 1955 (LP: Dee-Lightful!: Hi-Fi Organ Solos with a Beat) [Decca ‎DL 8114]

(1955: Sammy Davis Jr. (Vocal With Orchestra Directed By Morty Stevens) {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} {Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010} [Decca 9-29393] (45 rpm)

(#3 album-hit voor Jerry Lewis (With Orchestra Conducted By Buddy Bregman) als Birth of the Blues in 1956 (LP: Jerry Lewis Just Sings) [Decca ‎DL 8410]

(1956: Johnny Hartman (LP: All of Me – The Debonair Mr. Hartman) [Bethlehem BCP-6014]

(1956: Danced by Sheree North and Jacques d’Amboise in de film The Best Things in Life Are Free)

(1956: Russell Procope (LP: The Persuasive Sax of Russ Procope) [Dot DLP 3010]

(#18 album-hit voor Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians als Medley 2: April in Paris / The Very Thought of You / September in the Rain / Night and Day / The Love Nest / Serenade / It Had to Be You / Just a Memory / Love Is the Sweetest Thing / Just a Cottage Small / The Blue Room / You Go to My Head / Dancing on the Ceiling / The Birth of the Blues / April Showers / What Is This Thing Called Love? / When Day Is Done / Body and Soul / It’s Only a Paper Moon / Auld Lang Syne in 1957 (LP: Your Guy Lombardo Medley) [Capitol T-739]

(1957: Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Recorded in Boston at Storyville) (LP: The Gerry Mulligan Quartet) [Pacific Jazz Records PJ-1228]

(#12 album-hit voor Frank Sinatra in 1958 (LP: The Frank Sinatra Story in Music) [Columbia C2L-6]

(#18 album-hit voor Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers in 1958 (LP: Saturday Night with Mr. C.) [RCA Victor LOP 1004]

(1958: Della Reese with The Kirk Stuart Trio (Chicago-Sun-Times, Thursday, February 20th, 1958) (Produced by: Morty Palitz) (Produced in Superlaphonic Sound) (LP: A Date with Della Reese at Mr. Kelly’s in Chicago) [Jubilee ‎JGS 1071]

(1959: Cat Anderson And His Orchestra (LP: Cat on a Hot Tin Horn) [Mercury/Emarcy Jazz MG 36142]

(#3 album-hit voor Los Admiradores in 1960 (LP: Bongos, Flutes, Guitars …) [Command RS 33-812]

(#4 album-hit voor Ray Charles in 1961 (LP: Genius + Soul = Jazz) [Impulse! AS-2]

(#37 album-hit voor Eric Rogers and his Orchestra in 1961 (LP: The Percussive Twenties) [London Phase 4 Stereo SP.44006]

(#51 album-hit voor Gloria Lynne With The Earl May Trio in 1961 (LP: ‎I’m Glad There Is You) [Everest ‎SPBR 5126]

(1961: Erskine Hawkins Quintet (LP: The Hawk Blows at Midnight) [Decca DL 4081]

(1961: The McGuire Sisters (Vocal Trio With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs) (Vocal Arrangements By Murray Kane) (LP: Just for Old Time’s Sake) [Coral CRL 757385]

(1961: Bobby Rydell (LP: Bobby Rydell . . . . . . Salutes the “The Great Ones”) [Cameo SC 1010]

(1961: Leslie Uggams With Mitch Miller’s Sing Along Chorus (LP: Leslie Uggams on TV) [Columbia CS 8506]

(1961: Leslie Uggams With Mitch Miller’s Sing Along Chorus; B-kant van Get Happy [Columbia 4-42255] (45 rpm)

(1966: The Jonah Jones Quartet (LP: “Sweet with a Beat”) [Decca DL 74800]

(#172 album-hit voor Chet Atkins and Les Paul in 1976 (LP: Chester and Lester) [RCA Victor AHL1-1167]

(1977: Lionel Hampton (Recorded on May 15th at Toulouse at Condorset Studio) (Supervision: Jacques Morgantini SARL) (Produced by Disques Black and Blue) (Mastered by: Masterdisc, N.Y.) (LP: Lionel Hampton And His Jazz Giants 77) [Classic Jazz ‎CJ 136]

(1978 Lionel Hampton with Milt Buckner and the All Stars (Produced By Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer) (Recorded live in concert, Villingen, May 7, 1977) (Recording director: Willi Fruth) (Recording

engineer: Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer) als The Birth of the Blues / Old Man River (LP: Alive & Jumping) [MPS 15469]

(#31 album-hit voor Randy Travis Duet With Willie Nelson als Birth of the Blues in 1990 op de Randy Travis (CD: Heroes and Friends (Duets) [Warner Bros. Records ‎9 26310-2]

(2006: Deana Martin (Executive Producers: John Griffeth) (Produced by Charles Calello & John Griffeth) (Arranged and Conducted by Charles Calello) als Birth of the Blues (CD: Memories Are Made of This) [Big Fish Records 8 20869 00602 5] (barcode)

1937: Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra – Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) [Decca 1483] (1 week 1)
Bob White - Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell

(vandaag 81 jaar geleden)
(Lyric by Johnny Mercer / Music by Bernie Hanighen)
(Vocal with Orchestra)

(B-kant van Basin Street Blues)

(#14 hit voor Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra (Vocal by Mildred Bailey) in 1937 [Vocalion 3712] (78 rpm)

(1937: Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch. (Vocal refrain by Bobby Goday) als Bob White [Bluebird B-7345] (78 rpm)

(1937: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra als Bob White (Featuring Benny Goodman, Clarinet – Hymie Schertzer, Art Rollini, George Koenig, Vido Musso, Saxophones – Harry James, Gordon Griffin, Ziggy Elman, Trumpets – Murray McEachern, S. Ballard, Trombones, Harry Goodman, String Bass – Jess Stacey, Piano – Allan Reuss, Guitar – Gene Krupa, Drums–Vocal refrain by Martha Tilton) [Victor 25683] (78 rpm)

(1937: Jimmie Grier And His Orchestra (The Musical Host Of The Coast)

(Lyric by Johnny Mercer / Music by Bernie Hanighen)
(Vocal Chorus by Three Rhythm Rascals) [Decca 1497] (78 rpm)

(1937: Gene Kardos And His Orchestra (Vocal Chorus Beatrice Wain); B-kant van When the Organ Played O Promise Me [Melotone 7-12-11] (78 rpm)

(1937: Johnny Mercer And His Orchestra

(Lyric by Johnny Mercer / Music by Bernie Hanighen)
(Vocal by Johnny Mercer and Six Hits and a Miss) [Brunswick 7988] (78 rpm)

(1958: Carmen McRae (With Orchestra Directed By Ralph Burns) (LP: Birds of a Feather) [Decca DL 8815]

(1961: Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer With Billy May And His Orchestra als Bob White (LP: Two of a Kind) [Atco Records 33-126]

(Walt Disney brengt op 21 december 1937 de tekenfilm Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen uit. Het is de allereerste animatiefilm die langer dan een uur duurt. Saillant detail betreffende de film is dat Disney een speciale bonus uitgeloofd had voor visuele grapjes. Elke tekenaar die een goede zichtbare grap bedacht kon daarmee 5 dollar verdienen. Disney ontving voor deze eerste tekenfilm een speciale Academy Award, de Honorary Award.)

1961: The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman [Tamla 54046] (1 week 1)
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes

(vandaag 57 jaar geleden)
(Georgia Dobbins; William Garrett; Brianbert [ = Brian Holland & Robert Bateman]
(Produced by: Brianbert [= Brian Holland & Robert Bateman)

{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Classic Song op radiostation Cruisin’ 1430 AM in Denver, Colorado} {Classic Song op radiostation KAAM 770 AM Legends in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas}

(1962: The Panics (LP: Panics-Ville) [Chancellor CHLS 5026]

(#1 album-hit in Engeland voor The Beatles

(Words and Music by Brian Holland and Freddie Cortez Gorman)
{Classic Song op radiostation Cruisin’ 1430 AM in Denver, Colorado} {Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010} als Please Mister Postman in 1963 (LP: With the Beatles) [Parlophone PCS 3045]

(1963: Mike Sheridan and The Nightriders [Columbia DB 7183] (EMI) (45 rpm)

(1963: Bern Elliott and The Fenmen (Written by Brian Holland – Robert Bateman – Freddie Gorman) (EP: Shake Sherry Shake) [Decca DFE.8561] (45 rpm) (6-track EP)

(#92 hit voor The Beatles (Produced by George Martin) in 1964 (EP: Four by the Beatles) [Capitol Album EAP 1-2121] [Capitol F-X-2-2121] (45 rpm) (4-track EP)

(1964: Les Kelton (Adapt.: Jean Dellème) (Cet enregistrement a été réalisé au studio Europa-Senor par Jean-Michel Pou-Dubois – ingénieur du son) als Mr le facteur (EP: Mr le facteur) [Disc’Az ‎EP 947] (45 rpm) (4-track EP) (Franse versie)

(1964: Cathy Howe, The Glendelles And The Silhouettes [Zodiac Z45-1151] (45 rpm)

(#16 album-hit voor The Cowsills in 1969 (LP: The Cowsills in Concert) [MGM SE 4619]

(#1 hit voor Carpenters

(Brian HollandFred GormanRobert Bateman)
(Produced by Richard & Karen Carpenter)
(Arranged & Orchestrated by Richard Carpenter)
{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Classic Song op radiostation KAAM 770 AM Legends in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas} op 25 januari 1975 [A&M Records 1646-S] (45 rpm)

(#13 album-hit voor Carpenters in 1975 (LP: Horizon) [A&M Records ‎SP-4530]

(#29 album-hit voor Diana Ross in 1977 (LP: An Evening with Diana Ross) [motown 877]

(#74 R&B-hit voor The Originals (Arranged & Produced by Hamilton Bohannon) (Strings orchestrated by Johnny Allen) als Medley: “Waitin’ on a Letter” / “Mr. Postman” in 1981 [Phase II Records WS8 5653] (45 rpm)

(#82 hit voor Gentle Persuasion (Produced by Nate Chacker) (Arranged by Morris Balley) in 1983 [Capitol B-5207] (45 rpm)

(#190 album-hit voor The Backbeat Band (Greg Dulli – Lead Vocals) (Don Fleming – Guitar and vocals) (Dave Grohl – Drums) (Mike Mills – Bass and vocals) (Thurston Moore – Guitar) (Produced by Don Was) in 1994 op de Music from the Motion Picture (CD: BackBeat) [Virgin Records America, Inc. 7243 8 39386 2 9]

(#65 album-hit in Engeland voor Richard Clayderman in 1995 (CD: The Carpenters Collection) [Polygram 8286882]

1982: Toni Basil – Mickey [Chrysalis CHS 2638] (1 week 1)
Mickey - Toni Basil

(vandaag 36 jaar geleden)
(Nicky Chinn; Mike Chapman)
(Produced by Greg Mathieson and Trevor Veitch)
(Published ℗ 1981)

(Het origineel is van Racey (Produced by Mickie Most) als Kitty uit 1979 (LP: Smash and Grab) [RAK SRAK 537]

1993: Janet Jackson – Again (2 weken 1)
Again - Janet Jackson

(vandaag 25 jaar geleden)
(Janet Jackson; James Harris III; Terry Lewis)
(Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson)
(Mixed by Steve Hodge and Dave Rideau)

(Uit de film Poetic Justice met in de hoofdrollen Janet Jackson & Tupac Shakur, draait vanaf 23 juli 1993 in de Amerikaanse bioscopen)

2004: Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot (3 weken 1)Drop It Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell

(vandaag 14 jaar geleden)
(Calvin Broadus; Chad Hugo; Pharrell Williams)
(Produced by The Neptunes [ = Chad Hugo, James Parry & Pharrell Williams]

2010: P!nk – Raise Your Glass (1 week 1)
Raise Your Glass - P!nk

(vandaag 8 jaar geleden)
(P!nk [ = Alecia Beth Moore]; Max Martin [= Martin Karl Sandberg]; Shellback [ = Karl Johan Schuster]
(Produced by Max Martin & Shellback)
(Keyboards: Max Martin)
(Drums, Guitars & Bass: Shellback)
(Gang Vocals: P!nk, Carey Hart, Max Martin & Shellback)
(Recorded by Max Martin & Shellback at Woodshend Recording, Malibu, CA)
(Assisted by Sal “El Rey” Ojeda)
(Additional Recording by Michael Ilbert, Stockholm, Sweden)
(Mixed by Serban Ghenea at Mixstar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA)
(Engineered for Mix by John Hanes)
(Assistant Engineered for Mix by Tim Roberts)
(Executive Producer: P!nk)

Billboard: “Net geen N°1-hits”

1897: Vess Ossman – Ragtime Medley (3 weken 2)
(vandaag 119 jaar geleden)
(Scott Joplin)

1909: Billy Murray – Dixie Land, I Love You [Victor Record 16366] (1 week 3)
Dixie Land I Love You - Billy Murray
(vandaag 109 jaar geleden)
(Seymour Brown; Nat D. Ayer)
(With Orchestra)

(B-kant van Lady Love van Harry Macdonough and Haydn Quartet)

1926: Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra – Moonlight On The Ganges [Victor 20139] (4 weken 2)
Moonlight On The Ganges - Paul Whiteman

(vandaag 92 jaar geleden)
(Chester Wallace; Sherman Myers)
(With vocal chorus)

(B-kant van Precious)

(1926: Gibson and Miller {Recorded on September 21, 1926}; B-kant van I Found a Million Dollar Baby van Radio Franks [78-Challenge 185]

(#17 hit voor Fred Rich And His Hotel Astor Orchestra in 1927 [Columbia 734-D] (78 rpm)

(1954: Harry Carney With Strings (LP: Harry Carney With Strings) [Clef Records MG C-640]

(1955: Harry Carney With Strings [45-Clef Records 89135×45]

(1956: Harry Carney and his Orchestra (LP: Moods for Girl and Boy) [Verve Records MG V-2028]

(1956: The Buddy DeFranco Wailers (LP: The Buddy De Franco Wailers) [Norgran Records MG N-1085]

(#6 album-hit voor Frank Sinatra (Orchestra Conducted by Billy May) in 1961 (LP: Sinatra Swings) [Reprise R-1002]

1965: The 4 Seasons Featuring the “sound” of Frankie Valli – Let’s Hang On! [Philips 40317] (1 week 3)
Let’s Hang On - The 4 Seasons

(vandaag 53 jaar geleden)
(Bob Crewe; Denny Randell; Sandy Linzer)
(Produced by Bow Crewe)
(Arranged & Conducted by Charles Calello)

(#15 album-hit voor Mrs. Miller (Arranged and Conducted by Fred Bock) in 1966 (LP: Mrs. Miller’s Greatest Hits) [Capitol Records ST-2494]

(#127 album-hit voor Jan & Dean in 1966 (LP: Filet of Soul) [Liberty Records LST-7441]

(1966: Richard Anthony (Adapt.: Jacques Chaumelle) (Orchestre, direction: Ivor Raymonde) als Tiens bon (Let’s hang on) (EP: Hello, Pussycat) [Columbia ESRF 1722] (Pathé Marconi EMI) (45 rpm) (Franse versie)

(#100 album-hit voor The Bob Crewe Generation (Arrangements by Hutch Davie) in 1967 (LP: Music to Watch Girls By) [DynoVoice SLP 9003]

(#32 hit voor Barry Manilow (Produced By Barry Manilow) (℗ 1981) in 1982 [Arista AS 0675] (45 rpm)

1971: The Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her [Brunswick 55462] (2 weken 3)
Have You Seen Her - The Chi Lites

(vandaag 47 jaar geleden)
(Eugene Record; Barbara Acklin)
(Produced by Eugene Record)
(Directed by Willie Henderson & Quinton Joseph)

{Classic Song op radiostation KAAM 770 AM Legends in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas}

(1973: Bill Anderson (LP: Bill) [MCA Records ‎MCA-320]

(#48 R&B-hit voor The Chi-Lites featuring Gene Record (Executive Producer: Carl Davis) (Produced by Eugene Record) (Arranged & conducted by Tom Tom 84) (℗ 1980) in 1981 [Chi-Sound Records TC-2481] (45 rpm) (Nieuwe opname)

(#4 hit voor M.C. Hammer (Produced by M.C. Hammer) (Co-Produced by James Earley and Felton Pilate II) (Executive Producers: M.C. Hammer, Big Louis Burrell and Scott Folks) als Have You Seen Her (LP Version) in 1990 [Capitol Records 4JM-44573] (Cassette-single)

1999: Jessica Simpson – I Wanna Love You Forever (5 weken 3)
I Wanna Love You Forever - Jessica Simpson

(vandaag 19 jaar geleden)
(Louis Biancaniello; Sam Watters)
(Produced by Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters)

Billboard Easy Listening chart:

2004: Josh Groban – Believe [Warner Sunset] [albumtrack] (5 weken 1)
Believe - Josh Groban

(vandaag 14 jaar geleden)
(Glen Ballard; Alan Silvestri)
(Executive Album Producers: Tom Whalley, Jeff Ayeroff, Jeff Aldrich and Diarmuid Quinn)
(CD: The Polar Express: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Warner Sunset ‎48897-2]

(#112 Bubbling Under Hot 100-hit op 25 december 2004)

(Uit de animatiefilm The Polar Express met in de hoofdrol Tom Hanks, ging op 21 oktober 2004 in Chicago International Film Festival, op 30 oktober 2004 in Chicago International Children’s Film Festival en op 7 november 2004 in Hollywood, Californië in première en draait vanaf 10 november 2004 in heel Amerika)

2010: Taylor Swift – Mine (1 week 1)
Mine - Taylor Swift

(vandaag 8 jaar geleden)
(Taylor Swift)

(#3 hit in de Hot 100 op 21 augustus 2010)

Billboard Easy Listening: “Net geen N°1-hits”

1961: Jerry Butler – Moon River [Vee-Jay VJ 405] (1 week 3)
Moon River - Jerry Butler

(vandaag 57 jaar geleden)
(Words by Johnny Mercer / Music by Henry Mancini)
(Arr. by Riley C. Hampton)

(#11 hit in de Hot 100 op 25 december 1961)

{Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington}

(Het origineel is van Audrey Hepburn

(Words by Johnny Mercer / Music by Henry Mancini)
(Whistled by George Peppard)
(Played during the opening credits and often in the score) uit de film Breafast at Tiffany’s met in de hoofdrol Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard, ging op 5 oktober 1961 in New York City in première)

(#11 pop-hit voor Henry Mancini, His Orch. And Cho.

(Words by Johnny Mercer / Music by Henry Mancini)
(Producer: Dick Peirce)
{Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} in 1961 [RCA Victor 47-7915] (45 rpm)

(#1 hit in Engeland voor Danny Williams with Geoff Love and His Orchestra and The Rita Williams Singers

(Music by Henry Mancini / Words by Johnny Mercer)
op 28 december in 1961 [His Master’s Voice 45-POP 932] (45 rpm)

(#44 hit in Engeland voor Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus) in 1961 [RCA 45-RCA 1256] (45 rpm)

(1961: Danielle Darrieux

(Henry Mancini / Adapt.: Eddy Marnay)
(Orchestre direction: Jo Moutet) als Le jardin aux souvenirs (Moon River); B-kant van Les sourires de Paris [La voix de son maître 7 GF 807] (45 rpm) (Franse versie)

(#3 album-hit in voor Andy Williams (Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey) {Nostalgia Classic Song op radiostation KEZW Studio 1430 AM Denver, Colorado} {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} {Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010} in 1962 (LP: Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes) [Columbia CS 8609]

(#4 album-hit voor Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra (Arrangements by Bob Ballard, Larry Gordon, Frank Scott and George Wyle) (Produced by George Cates Lawrence Welk and Randy Wood) (℗ 1961) in 1962 (LP: Moon River) [Dot DLP 25,412]

(#9 album-hit voor Roger Williams (Orchestra Directed by Ralph Carmichael & Frank Hunter) in 1962 (LP: Maria) [Kapp KS-3266]

(#10 album-hit voor George Maharis (Produced by Robert Morgan) (Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey) in 1962 (LP: George Maharis Sings!) [Epic BN 26001]

(#11 album-hit voor Ferrante & Teicher (Orchestra Arrangements by Ferrante & Teicher) (Conducted and Produced by Nick Perito) in 1962 (LP: Tonight) [United Artists UAS 6171]

(#14 album-hit voor Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra (Produced by Randy Wood) (Arrangments: Billy Vaughn/‎Milt Rogers/Ernest Hughes) in 1962 (LP: Chapel by the Sea) [Dot DLP 3424]

(#16 album-hit voor Peter Nero (Orchestra conducted by Marty Gold) in 1962 (LP: For the Nero-Minded) [RCA Victor LSP 2536]

(#16 hit in Italië voor The Hollyridge Strings And Chorus (Produced by Nick Venet) (Conducted by Perry Botkin, Jr.) in 1962)

(#32 album-hit voor Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers (Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore Producers) in 1962 (LP: By Request) [RCA Victor LPS 2567]

(#72 album-hit voor Duane Eddy (Arranged and conducted by Bob Thompson) (Supervised by Lee Hazlewood) in 1962 (LP: Twangy Guitar–Silky Strings) [RCA Victor LSP 2576]

(#145 album-hit voor Anita Bryant (Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey) in 1962 (LP: In a Velvet Mood) [Columbia CS 8685]

(1962: Ann-Margret (Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Don Robertson) (LP: On the Way Up) [RCA Victor LPM 2453]

(1962: Ema Damia (Adapt.: Eddy Marnay) (Orchestre sous la direction de Jean Bouchéty) als Le jardin aux souvenirs (Moon River) (EP: Toi aussi) [Polydor 21.855] (45 rpm) (4-track EP) (Franse versie)

(1962: Nico Fidenco con Luis Enriquez e la sua Orch. (Adapt: Nico Fidenco – Mogol [= Giulio Rapetti) (Coro di Franco Potenza) als Colazione da Tiffany (Moon River) in 1962 [RCA Italiana PM45 3044] (45 rpm) (Italiaanse versie)

(1962: Jay And The Americans (Conductor-Arranger: Garry Sherman) (Produced by Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller) (LP: She Cried) [United Artists UAS 6222]

(1962: Ben E. King (LP: Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers) [Atco Records SD 33-137]

(1962: The Lennon Sisters (Conducted by Milt Rogers) (Arranged by Billy Vaughn, Milt Rogers, Bob Ballard, Frank Scott, Joe Rizzo) (Produced by George Cates, Lawrence Welk and Randy Wood) (LP: Can’t Help Falling in Love) [Dot DLP 25417]

(#17 album-hit voor Billy Vaughn and his orchestra (Arranged by Billy Vaughn & Milt Rogers) in 1963 (LP: 1962’s Greatest Hits) [Dot ‎DLP 25,497]

(#27 album-hit voor Steve Lawrence (Produced by Al Kasha) (Arranged and Conducted by Marion Evans) in 1963 (LP: Winners!) [Columbia ‎CS 8753]

(#83 album-hit voor Kate Smith (Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore Producers) (Orchestra under the direction of Skitch Henderson) (Will Irwin, Choral Director) (Carnegie Hall Concert produced by Durgom-Katz Associates) (Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson) in 1963 (LP: Kate Smith at Carnegie Hall) [RCA Victor LSP 2819] {Recorded live in concert at Carnegie Hall, November 2, 1963}

(#108 album-hit voor Connie Francis (Produced by Danny Davis) in 1963 (LP: Connie Francis Sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits) [MGM SE4048]

(1963: Paul Anka (LP: Songs I Wish I’d Written) [RCA Victor LSP 2744]

(#30 album-hit voor Jim Reeves (Arranged by William McElhiney) (Produced by Chet Atkins) in 1964 (LP: Moonlight and Roses) [RCA LSP 2854]

(1964: Ace Cannon And His Alto Sax (Supervision: Joe Cuoghi) (Engineer: Ray Harris) (LP: Ace Cannon Plays the Great Show Tunes) [Hi Records SHL 32019]

(1964: Dick Contino (LP: 12 Immortal Songs) [Dot DLP 25609]

(1964: Henry Mancini his Orchestra and Chorus  (LP: Mancini Plays the Great Academy Award Songs) [RCA Victor PRS 151]

(1964: Hugo & Luigi Chorus (Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore Producers) (Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City) (Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford) (LP: The Cascading Voices of the Hugo & Luigi Chorus: With Strings) [RCA Victor LSP 2863]

(1964: Gustav Winckler (Adapt.: Spar) als Langt borte (Moon River) (LP: Blå time) [Sonet SLP 1203] (Deense versie)

(#32 album-hit voor Trini Lopez (Arranged and Produced by Don Costa) in 1965 (LP: The Love Album) [Reprise RS 6165]

(#129 album-hit voor Barbara Mason in 1965 (LP: Yes, I’m Ready) [Arctic ALPS 1000]

(#74 album-hit voor Henry Mancini in 1966 (LP: Henry Mancini Presents the Academy Award Songs – 31 “Oscar” Winners) [RCA Victor LSP 6013]

(1966: Brook Benton (Arranged and Conducted by Ray Ellis) (LP: That Old Feeling) [RCA Victor LSP 3 514]

(1966: Lena Horne (LP: Lena in Hollywood) [United Artists UAL 3470]

(1966: Mrs. Elva Miller (LP: Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?!) [Capitol Records ST-2579]

(1966: Herbert Seiter mit Rhythmikern (LP: Barmusik aus Wien – Nr. 2) [Philips P 14 421 L] (Potpourri of 18 songs)

(1966: Bobby Solo (Adapt.: Nico Fidenco – Mogol [= Giulio Rapetti] (Orchestra e coro diretti da Raf Ferraro) als Moon River (LP: La vie en rose) [Ricordi MRL 6051] (Italiaanse versie)

(1967: Basil Henriques and The Waikiki Islanders (LP: Shades of Hawaii) [Studio 2 Stereo TWO 177]

(#26 album-hit voor Johnny Mathis (Produced by Robert Mersey) (Arranged and Conducted by Robert Mersey) (Engineering: Frank Laico, Glen Kolotkin) in 1968 (LP: Love Is Blue) [Columbia ‎CS 9637]

(#70 album-hit voor Ray Conniff And The Singers in 1968 (LP: Turn Around and Look at Me) [Columbia CS 9712]

(#30 album-hit Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (Arranged by: Herb Alpert) (Orchestrations by Dave Grusin) (Producers: Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss) (Recorded at A&M Recording Studios) (Engineer: Larry Levine) als Moon River in 1969 (LP: The Brass Are Comin’) [A&M Records ‎SP-4228]

(1970: Rufus Harley (Rufus Harley, bagpipes) (Richard Tee, piano) (Eric Gale, guitar) (Charles Rainey, electric bass) (Jimmy Johnson, drums) (Montego Joe, Conga drum) (Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, New York) (Recording engineers: Bob Liftin & Lew Hahn) (Produced By Joel Dorn) (LP: King / Queens) [Atlantic SD 1539]

(#212 Bubbling Under album-hit voor Tony Mottola als Medley: Moon River/What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life in 1971 (LP: Close to You) [Project 3 Total Sound Stereo PR 5050 SD]

(1971: Edward Woodward (LP: It Had to Be You) [DJM Records DJLPS 418]

(#12 hit in Engeland voor Greyhound (Produced by: Dave Bloxham) (Arranged by: Tony King) in 1972 [Trojan TR-748] (45 rpm)

(#196 album-hit voor Alpert And The Tijuana Brass ‎‎(Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss) (Compiled and edited by Clare Baren and Richard Burns) in 1973 (LP: Foursider) [A&M Records ‎SP-3521]

(1974: Michel Legrand (Arr., Cond. and Musically Designed by Michel Legrand) (LP: Twenty Songs of the Century) [Bell 4200]

(1976: Fausto Papetti (Sax) (Arrangiamenti di Giancarlo Sorio e Reddy Bobbio) (LP: 22ª Raccolta) [Durium ms AI 77380]

(#84 album-hit voor Andy Williams in 1979 op de various artists Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP: More American Graffiti) [MCA Records MCA2-11006]

(#116 album-hit voor Stanley Jordan (℗ 1986) in 1987 (LP: Standards Volume 1) [Blue Note BT-85130]

(#38 album-hit voor Barbra Streisand in 1991 (CD: Just for the Record…) [Columbia 44111]

(1995: Michael Chapdelaine (CD: With Love) [Time Life Music]

(#31 album-hit voor Neil Diamond (Conducted by Elmer Bernstein) (Produced by Bob Gaudio) in 1998 (CD: The Movie Album: As Time Goes By) [Columbia C2K 69540]

(#11 album-hit in Engeland voor Cliff Richard in 2002 (CD: Wanted) [Papillon 5 050003 002025]

(#5 album-hit voor Barbra Streisand in 2005 (CD: The Movie Album) [Columbia CK 89018]

(2006: Tony Christie (CD: Simply in Love) [Tug Records ‎SNOGCD03]

(2007: Jane Monheit (Produced by Jorge Calandrelli) (Executive Producer: John Burk) (Mixed by Al Schmitt) {Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington} (CD: Surrender) [Concord Records ‎CCD-30050]

 1965: Dean Martin – I Will [Reprise 0415] (2 weken 3)
I Will - Dean Martin

(vandaag 53 jaar geleden)
(Dick Glasser)
(Arranged by Bill Justis)
(Produced by Jimmy Bowen)

(#10 hit in de Hot 100 op 11 december 1965)

{Timeless Classic Song op radiostation KIXI (880 AM) Mercer Island-Seattle, Washington}

(#12 Easy Listening-hit voor Vic Dana (Het origineel)

(Dick Glasser)
(Producer: Bob Reisdorf) in 1962 [Dolton Records 51] (45 rpm)

(1963: Vic Dana (Arranged and Conducted by Ernie Freeman) (Producer: Bob Reisdorff) (Engineer: Eddie Brackett) (LP: More) [Dolton Records ‎BST-8026]

(1965: P.J. Proby (LP: P.J. Proby) [Liberty LBY 1264]

(#39 R&B-hit voor Ruby Winters (Produced by Dean Mathis and Stan Shulman) in 1974 [Polydor PD 14202] (45 rpm)

(#97 R&B-hit voor Ruby Winters (An S.J. Production by arrangement with Key Seven) in 1978 [Millennium MN 612] (45 rpm) {nieuwe opname}

1993: Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me (LP Version) [31458 0422 7] (Totaal: 5 weken 2)
Please Forgive Me - Bryan Adams

(vandaag 25 jaar geleden)
(Bryan Adams; Robert John “Mutt” Lange)
(Produced by Robert John ”Mutt” Lange and Bryan Adams)
(Mixed by Bob Clearmountain)
(terug op #1: 12-02-1994 (1 week 1)

(#7 hit in de Hot 100 op 20 november 1993)

Billboard Country & Western chart:

1976: Johnny Duncan – Thinkin’ Of A Rendezvous [Columbia 3-10417] (2 weken 1)
Thinkin’ Of A Rendezvous - Johnny Duncan
(vandaag 42 jaar geleden)
(Sonny Throckmorton; Bobby Braddock)
(Produced by Billy Sherrill)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1982: The Bellamy Brothers – Redneck Girl [Curb Records/Warner Bros. Records 7-29923] (1 week 1)
Redneck Girl - The Bellamy Brothers
(vandaag 36 jaar geleden)
(David Bellamy)
(Produced By David And Howard Bellamy)
(Produced By Jimmy Bowen)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1993: Tracy Lawrence – My Second Home [Atlantic 7-87313] (1 week 1)
My Second Home - Tracy Lawrence
(vandaag 25 jaar geleden)
(Kenny Beard; Tracy Lawrence; Paul Nelson)
(Produced By James Stroud)
(Production Assistant: Kelly Giedt)

{Classic Non-Hot 100 Song in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955-2010}

1999: Brad Paisley – He Didn’t Have To Be (1 week 1)
He Didn’t Have To Be - Brad Paisley

(vandaag 19 jaar geleden)
(Kelly Lovelace; Brad Paisley)

(#30 hit in de Hot 100 op 18 december 1999)

(Vanaf 15 december 1999 moeten bromfietsers in Nederland binnen de bebouwde kom voortaan van de gewone rijbaan gebruik maken. Tot nu toe mochten zij daar bij aanwezigheid van fietspaden niet komen. Bromfietsers die gebruikmaken van het rijwielpad lopen een extreem hoog ongevallenrisico. Buiten de bebouwde kom moeten brommers gebruik maken van fietspaden.)

(Eén week later op 18 december 1999 verbetert zwemmer Pieter van den Hoogenband in Eindhoven het Europese record op de 200 meter vrije slag, dat sinds 1989 op naam staat van Giorgio Lamberti: 1.46,58 (was 1.46,69).

2010: The Band Perry – If I Die Young (1 week 1)
If I Die Young - The Band Perry

(vandaag 8 jaar geleden)
(Kimberly Perry)

(#19 hit in de Hot 100 op 30 oktober 2010)


This US list was compiled by data from the books titled Joel Whitburn’s “Pop Memories 1890-1954”, “Top Pop Singles 1955-2010”, “Top Adult Songs 1961-2006”, “Hot Country Songs 1944-2010”, “Hot R&B Songs 1942-2010” and Billboard Magazine (©2018)


[République française]

1965: Christophe – Les marionnettes [Disc’AZ EP 999] (2 weken 1)

(vandaag 53 jaar geleden)
(Accompagné par Jacques Denjean et son orchestre)
(Production: Roger Corsin, Francis O’Neill, Jacques Denjean)
(Direction artistique: Jean Albertini)
(Ingénieurs du son: Roger Roche, Jean-Michel Poudubois)
(A-kant 1: Les marionnettes (Christophe)
(A-kant 2: Je suis parti (Christophe)
(B-kant 1: Tu n’es plus comme avant (Christophe – Albert Raisner)
(B-kant 2: Noël (Jean Albertini – Jacques Denjean)

(1965: Christian Di Maccio et son accordéon (EP: Les marionnettes) [45-Disc’AZ EP 1 009] (4-track EP)

(1966: Caravelli – et ses violons magiques (LP: My Love) [CBS LP 62.669]

(1966: Dominique (Orchestre, direction: Jo Moutet) (EP: Les marionnettes) [45-Trianon 4557 ets] (4-track EP)

(1966: Raymond Boisserie son accordéon et son orchestre (Raymond Boisserie enregistré sur accordéon “Savoia”, exclusivité Hohner) (EP: Le folklore américain) [45-Trianon 4561 ets] (4-track EP)

(1996: Gérard Lenorman op de various artists (CD: Les Plus Belles Chansons Françaises – 1966) [Éditions Atlas ‎FRA CD 005]

(2002: Sandrine Collard (CD: Je communique) [Need Records 7243 540338 0 3]

(2016: Berline (CD: Mes révérences…) [Harmonia Mundi 31 490280883 2 8] (Barcode)


1972: Michael Jackson – Ben [Tamla Motown TMO-9989] (8 weken 1)
(vandaag 46 jaar geleden)
(Tekst: Don Black /Muziek: Walter Scharf)
(Produced & by The Corporation [ = Freddie Perren, Fonce Mizell, Deke Richards & Berry Gordy Jr.]

(#1 hit in de Hot 100 op 14 oktober 1972)

(Ben gaat over een tamme  rat en is de titelsong van de gelijknamige Phil Karlson horror-film met in de hoofdrollen Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O’Connell & Rosemary Murphy, daait vanaf 23 juni 1972 in de Amerikaanse bioscopen draaien)

1994: Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do (1 week 1)
(vandaag 24 jaar geleden)
(Wyn Cooper; Sheryl Crow; Bill Bottrell; David Bearwald; Kevin Gilbert)
(Produced by Bill Bottwell)

(#2 hit in de US Hot 100 op 8 oktober 1994)

2005: Kate DeAraugo – Maybe Tonight [FremantleMedia/Grundy ‎82876768432] (2 weken 1)
(vandaag 13 jaar geleden)
(Lindy Robbins; Jess Cates; Dave Bassett)
(Produced by Bryon Jones and Adam Reily)
(Programmed by Adam Reily)
(Electric Guitars: Dave Leslie)
(Acoustic Guitar: Rod McCormack)
(Bass: Sam Dixon)
(Backing Vocals: Carmen Smith and Juanita Tippins)
(Vocals Recorded at Eargasm Studio, Sydney)
(Engineered by Dan Nash)
(Mixed by David Hemming)
(Mastered by Oscar Gaona at Studios 301, Sydney)


1983: Billy Joel – Uptown Girl (3 weken 1)
(vandaag 35 jaar geleden)
(Tekst & Muziek: Billy Joel)
(Produced by Phil Ramone)

(#3 hit in de US Hot 100 op 12 november 1983)

(#1 hit in Engeland voor Westlife (Produced, Arranged and Mixed by Steve Mac) (Engineer by Chris Laws) (Assistant Engineer: Daniel Pursey) (Recorded and Mixed at Rokstone Studios) (Drums: Chris Laws) (Bass: Steve Pearce) (Guitar: Frizzy Karlsson) (Piano: Steve Mac) (Trumpet: Guy Barker) (Sax: Phil Todd) (Additional Backing Vocals: Andy Caine) (Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering) [RCA ‎74321 841682] op 17 maart 2001) (CD-single)

1988: When The Cat’s Away – Melting Pot [CBS CAT 003] (1 week 1)
(vandaag 30 jaar geleden)
(Roger Cook; Roger Greenaway)
(Engineered by Nick Morgan)
(Produced by Ross McDermott & Annie Crummer)

(#3 hit in Engeland voor Blue Mink (Produced by Blue Mink) {het origineel} in 1969 [Philips BF 1818] (45 rpm)

1994: Headless Chickens – George [Flying Nun Records ‎FNCD302] (2 weken 1)
(vandaag 24 jaar geleden)
(Headless Chickens [ = Chis Matthews, Fiona McDonald, Michael Lawry, Grant Fell & Bevan Sweeney]
(Produced By Malcolm Welsford)
(Engineered By Malcolm Welsford)
(Assistant Engineer: Nick Roughan)
(Recorded at York Street Studios, Parnell, Auckland)
(CD maxi-single)

2006: Beyoncé – Irreplaceable (1 week 1)
(vandaag 12 jaar geleden)
(Beyoncé Knowles; Mikkel Storleer Eriksen; Tor Erik Hermansen; Espen Lind; Amund Bjørklund; Shaffer Smith)
(Produced by StarGate [ = Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansen] & Beconcé Knowles)
(Co-Produced by Shaffer Smith)
(Recorded by Jim Caruana and Geoff Rice (Assisted by Rob Kinelski) at Sony Music Studios, NYC)
(Mixed by Jason Goldstein for Clearwater Entertainment (Assisted by Steve Tolle) at Sony Music Studios, NYC)
(Mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, CA)
(Guitar by Espen Lind)
(All Other Instruments by Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansen)
(Executive Producers: Beconcé Knowles & Mathew Knowles)

(#1 hit in de US Hot 100 op 16 december 2006)


France charts sourced from www.infodisc.fr and SNEP. Australia and New Zealand charts sourced from Wikipedia


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