This is another CHUM April Fools Day chart, an annual tradition from 1959-
1965. The joke entries on this chart are full of excruciating puns ... but
every entry corresponds to the real chart placing of an actual hit.
For the sake of database integrity, the database entries contain the
real titles and artists.
Survey courtesy of Craig Puccio.
4 1 Hull's Flashing 50 Good Puck Charm
4 1 Nate Anything That's Party Is You
7 2 Shut Up! Shut Up! Shout! Shout!
1 3 …Went Up The Hill Jack An' Gel…
2 4 Sampson Please Don't Ask About Barbers
6 5 Freud's Fink Jung World
3 6 The Hatchet Wars Hong, Key Tong Man
12 7 Hot-Rod Harriet Glad Drag Doll
14 8 Than On What? Stranger On The Shore
9 9 Lester Pearson Let Me Win
23 10 The X-Ray Technicians The Lung Ones
10 11 The Bank Clerk Quartet Four Tune Teller
5 12 The Tone Deafs She Can't Find Her Key
8 13 Roy Orbis' Son Dream Baby
18 14 Patterson And The Ring-A-Rounds Glove Me Warm And Tender
16 15 Jack Kent Cooke Take Me Back
13 16 Ben Casey Yes, Cerebrum
39 17 The Italian Street Singers One-A-Way
17 18 The Musical Mafia Steal, Men
11 19 Tony The Thomson Times 'Tographer Mr. Jones
26 20 The Rockin' Road Signs Slow! Twistin'!
19 21 The Dazzling Dentures Charlie's Chews
15 22 The Easter Bonnie
15 22 Tony Curtis Lose Her
42 23 Howlin' Coward She Called Me Baby
21 24 Florence Nightingale Come Back Pilly Girl
22 25 Bruce Channel #5 Spray, Baby
30 26 The H-Bombs Rubble's Back In Town
47 27 Chum Chart Writer Help Me
49 28 Chum Chart Editor All Of This Is Silly
20 29 Jean Newman My Comebacks Have Boomeranged
27 30 Butter-Fingers Dr. Kildare Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
25 31 Prince Charles Her Royal Tad-jesty
28 32 The Rye-Vals Lollipops And Four Roses
45 33 The Mechanical Man Walk On, Toy
32 34 Pinocchio Ears Broke Out On Me
24 35 The B. C. Blasters Duke O' Bour
-- 36 Hamilton Stadium Cat Arena
31 37 Eddie Fisher Break It To Me Gently
34 38 …Munks …Munks Chip Chip
-- 39 Burl Hives Funny Way Of Laughin'
33 40 …Anytime Kum By A…
29 41 Mrs. O'Leary Midnight And Mo's Cow
-- 42 The Higher Hemlines Pop-Eyed Stroll
36 43 Al Boliska Jock On The Wild Side
35 44 My Name, Jose Jimenez What's Your Name
-- 45 The Slave Traders Sold Your Boy
40 46 Bo Peep She's Got Ewes
37 47 The Baker's Man Patti Cake
-- 48 Rock Oss Cinderjello
41 49 Chubby Rainchecker The Twister
-- 50 Zsa Zsa Gabor Dear One
A few of the puns would only have made sense to Toronto audiences of the time.
- #9 - Lester "Mike" Pearson was then running for the position of Canadian
Prime Minster. He did not win the election that June, but won enough seats
in parliament to reduce the ruling PC party to a minority. The following
year, Pearson forced another election and became Prime Minister.
- #15: Toronto multi-millionare businessman Jack Kent Cooke left Canada
in the early 1960s for the US, after he was denied permission to open a new
Toronto TV station.
- #19: The Thomson news chain was prominent throughout Canada, although
what specific incident this entry refers to is obscure.
- #36: The Hamilton Tiger Cats football team played in Hamilton Stadium,
an hour's drive from Toronto
- #43: Al Boliska, a "Jock on the Wild Side", was CHUM's 'wild' morning Disc jockey.
Both entries at #1 defy explanation for the time being. If you know the
full meaning of these punning entries, please post on "Chart Chat"!
Contributed by: K.A. Scott (Monday, 2013-04-15)
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