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mikeroach113
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14 years, 1 month ago
Now before I begin, let me say that this thread is NOT about songs that failed when they originally released and became hits after an artist got popular with another song a few months or years later. This is about classic hit songs that made the pop charts twice. Songs that were big hits when they came out, and songs that became big hits again years after they were originally released. Here's a couple I know off the top of my head:

"Do You Love Me?" by The Contours (re-charted in '88)
"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King (re-charted in '86)
"Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson (also re-charted in '86)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (re-charted in '92)
"Tiny Dancer" by Elton John (re-charted in 2000)
"Imagine" by John Lennon (re-charted sometime in the 80's)
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      steveo
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      14 years, 1 month ago
      "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones (re-charted in 1989)
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        Ackman
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        14 years, 1 month ago
        When I'm with you-Sheriff(1986), it recharted in 1989
        Where Are you now?-Jimmy Harnen and Synch(1985) again, re-charted in 1989.
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          "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong landed on the charts again in 1987 thanks to the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam". There was even a music video made that started off with a USO performance of the song by Armstrong which then led into a series of clips from the movie.
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            80skidAK
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            14 years, 1 month ago
            The Twist- by Chubby Checker. Hit #1 twice two years apart, 1960 and 1962.
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              90sGuy
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              14 years, 1 month ago
              "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers was re-released as a single in 1990 and was one of the biggest hits on the radio during the Fall of 1990

              "We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions" by Queen was re-released as a single in the late Summer of 1992

              "My Sharona" by The Knack was re-released as a single in the Spring of 1994
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                Ackman
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                14 years, 1 month ago
                Always something there to remind me-Naked Eyes(1983) recharted, but not very high in 1989.
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                  RetroBen81
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                  14 years, 1 month ago
                  "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues - it first charted in 1968 and again in 1972.
                  "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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                    emax4
                    164 Posts
                    14 years ago
                    "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles, from being included in the movie "Ferris Beuller's Day Off"
                      Funky_Guy
                      2638 Posts
                      14 years ago
                      The Who in the UK with Substitute, first on it's original release in 1966 and then again in 1976 as a single release promoting their Story of the Who 2 lp best of. Story of the Who was not released in North America but was avalaible as an import.
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                        shiroihikari
                        1751 Posts
                        14 years ago
                        I didn't know songs ever made the charts twice. Interesting.
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                          I think it's mostly from these (older) songs being featured in movies.
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                            RetroBen81
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                            14 years ago
                            Derek and the Dominos' "Layla" first charted in 1972 and then again in 1992.
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                              13 years, 9 months ago
                              Would the re-release of Prince's 1999 count?

                              How about uber-Patriotic songs re-charting after Desert Storm and 9/11?

                              (For Example, Whitney Houston's National Anthem Performance, Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American", etc.)

                              Unfortunately, I don't know where those charted.
                              -Ben
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                                RetroBen81
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                                13 years, 9 months ago
                                UB40 - "Red, Red Wine"
                                Initially made #34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1984 (it did make #1 on the UK charts the first time), but in October 1988, the re-released version (with an extra verse by Astro) made #1 on the same chart.

                                Aerosmith - "Dream On" (1973), "Walk This Way" (1975)
                                Aerosmith's debut single off their self-titled debut LP, "Dream On", only made #59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 when originally released in 1973. It recharted in 1976, this time making #6, when Aerosmith's fan base grew. A similar case occurred with "Walk This Way" (originally released 1975), which made #10 in 1977.
                                "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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                                  velcrohead
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                                  "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey re-charted after 20 years, when it was played on the last episode of the Sopranos.
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