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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to June 12, 1982
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week 8
Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Odeon / Columbia - 7 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 14
I Love Rock'n Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Boardwalk
4 / 4
week 14
Don't You Want Me - Human League
A&M / Virgin
5 / 5
week 3
I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
Motown
3 / 3
week 5
Ein Bißchen Frieden (A Little Peace) - Nicole
Jupiter / CBS
6 / 6
week 7
Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield
RCA
7 / 9
week 4
867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Columbia
8 / -
week 2
Body Language - Queen
EMI / Elektra
new.JPG (991 bytes) Rosanna - Toto
CBS / Columbia
new.JPG (991 bytes) The Other Woman - Ray Parker Jr.
Arista
 

"Ebony And Ivory" was issued on March 29, 1982 as the lead single from McCartney's third solo studio album Tug Of War (1982). Paul wrote the song at his farm in Scotland. It aligns the black and white keys of a piano keyboard with the theme of racial harmony and integration. While writing the song, McCartney envisaged singing it with a black male singer. It marked the first time in McCartney's solo career that he had sung a duet with another major star. "Ebony And Ivory" went to number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Norway, Ireland and reached the runner-up slot on the Year-End Chart 1982 with a total of 10.216.000 points.

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