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Billboard #1 Hits: #643: ‘Mony Mony’- Billy Idol. November 21, 1987. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Mony Mony’- Billy Idol
  • Record Company- Chrysalis/ EMI
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell and Bobby Bloom
  • Time: 5:01
  • B-side: ‘Baby Talk’
  • Album-Don’t Stop
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

Interesting that two singles in a row- ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ by Tiffany and ‘Mony Mony’ by Billy Idol went back to back #1 in late 1987- both old Tommy James and The Shondell’s hits. I think it had to be just an odd coincidence I don’t remember there being a whole lot of interest in Tommy James during that time. Of Billy Idol’s hits and well known songs- this may be my least favorite- and of course it was his only #1. He would only have one more hit single after this- which just fell short of #1- ‘Cradle of Love’- #2 in 1990.

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