Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 30, 1974
compiled and provided by

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week 6
Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
Bell - 5 weeks at No.1
3 / 6
week 3
Jet - Paul McCartney & Wings
Apple
7 / 10
week 3
Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
RCA Victor
2 / 3
week 4
Dark Lady - Cher
MCA
new.JPG (991 bytes) Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
EMI Electrola
4 / 7
week 3
Mockingbird - Carly Simon & James Taylor
Elektra
6 / 4
week 10
You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
Apple
new.JPG (991 bytes) Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
DJM / MCA
8 / 9
week 9
Teenage Rampage - Sweet
Bell / RCA
5 / 2
week 5
Boogie Down - Eddie Kendricks
Tamla
 

"Seasons In The Sun" is an adaption of the 1961 Belgian song "Le Moribond" by singer / songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics rewritten in 1963 by singer / poet Rod McKuen, portraying a dying man's farewell to his loved ones. In 1964, the Kingston Trio first recorded an English version of "Seasons In The Sun", which was later heard by Terry Jacks and became the basis for his rendition. Jack's version became a huge success, reached the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and it was the biggest hit of the year 1974 globally. It lands at the pole position of the Countdown Chart in that year with a total of 10,678,000 points.

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