Chubby Checker’’s The Twist ”Biggest US Chart Hit” of last 50 yearsSeptember 12th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Chubby Checker’’s song has surpassed tracks by The Beatles and Elvis Presley to be named the biggest US chart hit of the last 50 years.
Chubby Checker’’s 1960s hit is followed by Santana’’s Smooth from 1999 and Bobby Darin’’s Mack the Knife, which spent nine weeks at number one in 1959, reports BBC.
Checker’’s famous danced-themed tune spent only three weeks at the top of the chart, but enjoyed two separate runs to the top in 1960 and 1962.
Hey Jude was the only Beatles single to make the top 10, compiled by Billboard to mark the Hot 100′’s half-century.
Following the Beatles was Mariah Carey, with her single We Belong Together.
The top ten ”Biggest US Chart Hits” are:
1 The Twist - Chubby Checker
2 Smooth - Santana
3 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
4 How Do I Live? - LeAnn Rimes (pictured)
5 Macarena - Los Del Rio
6 Physical - Olivia Newton-John
7 You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
8 Hey Jude - The Beatles
9 We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
10 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton (ANI)
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