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Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to January 15, 1972
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 14
Mamy Blue - Pop Tops
Carriere / Finger / A&M / ABC - 7 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 4
Brand New Key - Melanie
Buddah / Neighborhood
9 / -
week 2
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - New Seekers
Elektra / Polydor
6 / 9
week 6
Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
RCA
3 / 4
week 11
Imagine - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band
Apple
4 / 8
week 3
American Pie (Parts 1 & 2) - Don McLean
Liberty / United Artists
7 / 5
week 7
Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
Epic
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Hi
5 / 3
week 10
Theme From 'Shaft' - Isaac Hayes
Stax / Enterprise
- / -
week 2
Got To Be There - Michael Jackson
Motown
 

"Mamy Blue" was originally written with French lyrics in 1970 by veteran songwriter Hubert Giraud. He conceived the song in his car waiting out a Parisian traffic jam and had completed its demo within a few days. After four months the first recorded version of "Mamy Blue" was made - with Italian lyrics by Ivana Spagna. In May 1971, Alain Milhaud, a Swiss record producer based in Spain, acquired the song for the Pop Tops, a Spanish group he managed. Milhaud recorded the song in a session in London after the group's frontman Phil Trim wrote English lyrics. This version became a huge international success with no.1 positions in Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland.

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