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Songs that chart many years after their original release

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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:10 am

The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" went to # 4 on August 28 & September 4, 1965. Then returned to the Top 40 at # 13 (Hot 100) on October 20, 1990 when that song was in the movie "Ghost" with the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore & Whoppi Goldberg. Then it was recut again from their "Reunion" CD & the new version went to # 19 on November 3, 1990.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:20 am

The late Ben E. King "Stand By Me" went to # 4 (2 weeks) (Hot 100) on June 18 & 25, 1961. Then returned to the Top 40 because of the 1986 movie "Stand By Me" directed by Rob Reiner starring the late River Phoenix. The same song went to # 9 (2 weeks) (Hot 100) on December 20 & 27, 1986.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:27 am

Motown's The Contours "Do You Love Me?" (original version) went to # 3 (Hot 100) on October 20, 27 & November 3, 1962. Then it was remixed for the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing" & the remix version went to # 11 on August 6, 1988.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by stopnswop2 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:35 am

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney re-charted at number 3 in 2012


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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by stopnswop2 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:36 am

Do new versions of a song count?
For example "Layla" by Eric Clapton.


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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:38 am

The late Bobby Boris Pickett "Monster Mash" went to # 1 (2 weeks) on October 20 & 27, 1962. Then it was reissued again (same song) & went to # 10 (Hot 100) on August 11, 1973.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:53 am

The first time that Derek & The Dominos song "Layla" charted, the song went to # 51 (but it was the short edited Mono version) in May of 1971. Then it returned to the Billboard Hot 100 & this time, it was the long 7:05 album version that song went to # 10 on August 5, 1972 in Mono. Eric Clapton's recut (from "MTV Unplugged") went to # 12 (Hot 100) on November 28, 1992.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:57 am

On March 3, 2012, the late Whitney Houston's remake of the 1974 Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" hits the Top 10 because of her death & went to # 3. That song spent 14 weeks at # 1 from November 28, 1992 till February 27, 1993.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by Bobbert » Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:41 pm

"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong was first released in 1967, and then re-entered the charts in 1988, thanks to the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam".

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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:49 pm

"What A Wonderful World" went to # 116 (Bubbling Under) in July of 1968 on ABC Records. Then in 1988, it went to # 32 in March. (from "Good Morning Vietnam" movie soundtrack on A&M Records)



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:52 pm

Also Tony Bennett also did "What A Wonderful World" (from 1970 "Something" album) which Tony says "I seen Louie shakin' hands & he is sayin' how do you do, he's really sayin' I love you". Back in 2002, Tony dueted with Canadian singer k.d. lang (title track to the CD) which won a Grammy.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:03 am

Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry" went to # 6 in 1966. Then in early 1973, it was a live version (from "Hot August Night") that went to # 33.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:06 am

Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" (from 1973 "Pronounced") went to # 19 in 1975. Then the live version (from "One More From The Road") went to # 38 in early 1977.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by matt1 » Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:11 am

Neil Diamond's first song "Solitary Man" went to # 55 in early 1966. The same song went to # 21 in July of 1970. Also the song "Shilo" (original on Bang Records) & then Neil later recut the song (from "Velvet Gloves And Spit" on UNI Records) both in 1968.



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Re: Songs that chart many years after their original release

Post by Musicrewired » Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:50 am

"Twist And Shout" by The Beatles was a #2 hit in 1964 on Tollie Records, a subsidiary of Vee Jay Records. That same recording was reissued in 1986 by Capitol Records to capitalize on the song's inclusion in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". It reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Cold Heart" isn't a reissue of "Sacrifice", as it features only some of that song. Also found in the recording are Dua Lipa singing the chorus of "Rocket Man", Elton's own "Kiss The Bride", a 1983 hit, and "Where's The Shoorah?", a 1976 album track.

They could continue finding songs of Elton's to rework for years. He's got a big catalog of great music that most people don't know, based simply on having put out 18 studio albums between 1969 and 1984 alone, not to mention the countless non-album singles and b-sides.



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