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Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to November 11, 1972
compiled and provided by

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week 14
Popcorn - Hot Butter
Musicor - 11 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 5
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
RCA
6 / -
week 2
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Epic
3 / 3
week 3
My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
Chess
5 / -
week 2
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
Deram
7 / -
week 2
Garden Party - Ricky Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band
Decca
4 / 8
week 3
Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
Decca
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MAM
8 / -
week 2
Wig-Wam Bam - Sweet
Bell / RCA
9 / 4
week 17
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
MAM
 

"Popcorn" is an instrumental composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 for the album Music To Moog By. In 1972, a rearranged version of the instrumental was recorded by Stan Free, a fellow member of the First Moog Quartet, with his own band Hot Butter... and suddenly the corn exploded: "Popcorn" turned out to be one of the most successful instrumentals in history and was the biggest hit of the year 1972 globally with a total of 7,856,000 points. It went to no.1 in Germany, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, and Switzerland. In United Kingdom it reached no.5, in the United States no.9.

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