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Subject: When was "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut?

Written By: Sammy Reed on 06/19/13 at 11:43 am

What week did "Achy Breaky Heart" debut in the Billboard country top-40?

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/13 at 12:40 pm

Achy Breaky Heart was first in the UK Charts in July 1992 and went on to reach number 3.

btw, I will fudge anyone who puts the song up online...

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: warped on 06/19/13 at 1:34 pm


Achy Breaky Heart was first in the UK Charts in July 1992 and went on to reach number 3.

btw, I will fudge anyone who puts the song up online...


I will Karma you if you fudge anyone who puts the song online. (Yeah, I hate it too)  :D

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: Howard on 06/20/13 at 6:57 am


I will Karma you if you fudge anyone who puts the song online. (Yeah, I hate it too)  :D


I hate the song as well.

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: nally on 06/21/13 at 12:01 pm

Weird Al parodied it a year later into "Achy Breaky Song", discussing the narrator's dislike for the original, and mentioning music acts he'd rather hear instead.

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: karen on 06/21/13 at 2:17 pm

March 23, 1992 is when it was released

number-one single
May 30-June 27, 1992 on the country chart

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: harry snaders on 06/30/13 at 2:50 am

Ha! "march 1992" is what i was thinking when i clicked on this. ;D

Subject: Re: "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut - When?

Written By: nally on 06/30/13 at 12:38 pm


Ha! "march 1992" is what i was thinking when i clicked on this. ;D

and that is correct, as mentioned in the post above yours.

Subject: Re: When was "Achy Breaky"'s country top-40 debut?

Written By: Sammy Reed on 10/17/16 at 11:14 am

I now have it on pretty-good authority that it entered the top-40 on May 2.
It debuted in the top-75 country chart on April 4 at #72, entered the top-40 on May 2 at #28, became #1 for 5 weeks starting May 30, then on August 15 it was #29, then was dropped off the chart entirely the following week (becoming itself the 1st victim of the "Achy Breaky era", I guess?), to spend relative perpetuity in the "Hot Country Recurrents" chart thereafter.

I got all this info from searching through the American Radio History website.
(http://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm)
There, one can search through broadcasting-related magazines of the past.

Anyway, I guess that puts the last week of "classic country" at the top-40 country chart of April 25, 1992.
RIP

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