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Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to August 30, 1969
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1 / 1
week 6
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
Decca / London - 4 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 8
In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) - Zager & Evans
RCA Victor
3 / 3
week 12
The Ballad Of John And Yoko - Beatles
Apple
4 / 4
week 4
Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band
Apple
5 / 5
week 15
Oh Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins Singers
Pavilion / Buddah
7 / -
week 2
A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
Columbia
6 / 6
week 12
In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley
RCA
new.JPG (991 bytes) Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Calendar / RCA
10 / -
week 2
Saved By The Bell - Robin Gibb
Polydor
new.JPG (991 bytes) Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
Fontana
 

"Honky Tonk Women" was released on July 4, 1969. The song was written by Jagger and Richards while on holiday in Brazil from late December 1968 to early January 1969, nispired by Brazilian 'Caipiras' (inhabitants of rural, remote areas of parts of Brazil) at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Mato, So Paulo. Thematically, a 'honky tonk woman' refers to a dancing girl in a western bar who may work as a prostitute. "Honky Tonk Women" is distinctive as it opens not with a guitar riff, but with a beat played on a cowbell, performed by producer Jimmy Miller. The song topped the hitlists in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, and New Zealand, furthermore it climbed to no.2 in Germany, Canada, and Norway. On the year-end chart 1969 it reached no.3 with a total of 8,963,000 points.

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