Yoko’s older than Shirley
LIFE OF THE ‘PARTY’:
“Pink’s song “Get the Party Started” is having a second life, thanks to a new version by Dame Shirley Bassey. It’s her “Party” that debuted on Hot Dance Club Play at No. 40 (now No. 16), giving the revered British chanteuse her second entry on this chart and her first in almost 10 years. In May 1998, Bassey entered the tally with “History Repeating,” billed to Propellerheads featuring Miss Shirley Bassey. That song peaked at No. 10.
“Best known for singing the themes to two (sic) James Bond films (“Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever”), Bassey’s U.S. chart career began the week of Jan. 30, 1965 with the debut of that first Bond theme on the Hot 100. That gives Bassey a career chart span of 43 years and one week. By starting the “Party” again, Bassey has her first chart entry of the 21st century.
“If Bassey can move her “Party” into the penthouse, she won’t beat Yoko Ono’s record as being the oldest artist to top the Club Play chart, but she will come close. Ono is 74 and Bassey turned 71 on Jan. 8.”
Copyright : Fred Bronson, Chart Beat, Billboard