Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to July 25, 1970
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1 / 3
week 4
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Janus / Dawn / Pye - 2 weeks at No.1
2 / 1
week 9
Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
3 / 2
week 9
Up Around The Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
5 / 5
week 4
Yellow River - Christie
Epic / CBS
new.JPG (991 bytes) (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
4 / 4
week 4
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night
Dunhill / ABC
8 / 10
week 3
El Condor Pasa - Simon & Garfunkel
CBS / Columbia
10 / -
week 2
The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley
new.JPG (991 bytes) A Song Of Joy - Miguel Rios
A&M / Polydor
new.JPG (991 bytes) Band Of Gold - Freda Payne

"In The Summertime" was the debut single of the British rock outfit Mungo Jerry and celebrates the carefree days of summer. Songwriter and band frontman Ray Dorset has said that the song only took ten minutes to write, which he did using a second-hand Fender Stratocaster guitar while he was taking time off from his regular job, working in a lab for Timex. "In The Summertime" was a huge success worldwide and reached the no.1 position in almost all countries, among others in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, and New Zealand. Only in the United States it peaked at no.3. The eternal summer smash was the most successful tune in 1970 globally and led the Year-End Chart with a total of 10.963.000 points.

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