Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
60 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to November 7, 1959
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 7
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Atco / London - 5 weeks at No.1
5 / 4
week 5
Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
ABC-Paramount / Columbia
4 / 5
week 4
Mr. Blue - Fleetwoods
Dolton
2 / 2
week 9
('Til) I Kissed You - Everly Brothers
London / Cadence
3 / 3
week 11
The Three Bells - The Browns
RCA Victor
7 / 10
week 5
Morgen - Ivo Robic
Laurie / Polydor
10 / -
week 2
Don't You Know - Della Reese
RCA Victor
9 / 9
week 7
Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes
Warwick / London
6 / 7
week 3
Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
Original Sound
8 / 6
week 10
Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
Canadian American
 

"Mack The Knife" (German: "Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer"), is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their 1928 music drama The Threepenny Opera. The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, but the most successful version was the Bobby Darin recording, released in August 1959. A Moritat is a medieval version of the murder ballad performed by strolling ministrels. In The Threepenny Opera, the Moritat singer with his street organ introduces and closes the drama with the tale of the deadly Mackie Messer, or Mack The Knife, a character based on the dashing highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. The Brecht-Weill version of the character was more cruel and sinister and has been transformed into a modern anti-hero. Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" led the US Billboard Hot 100 for 9 weeks and earned him a Grammy Award for the Record Of The Year. On the Global Chart it was the most successful song of 1959.

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