Song artist 743 - Johnny Horton

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This page lists the song chart entries of Johnny Horton. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

One of our users pointed out that this entry combines songs from two different artists, one was the US country music and rockabilly star that was killed in a car crash in 1960. He was a friend of Johnny Cash) and Elvis Presley and married Hank Williams widow Billie Jean Jones.

The other was a Belgian singer, often known as John Horton.

The time line and the titles of the songs show which singer had which hit.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Johnny Horton Battle of New Orleans 1959 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1959 (21 weeks), US BB 1 of 1959, Canada 1 - May 1959 (16 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1959), Top Song of 1959 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1959, US Radio 2 of 1959 (peak 1 14 weeks), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1966), Australia 9 of 1959, Flanders 14 - Sep 1959 (1 month), UK 16 - Jun 1959 (4 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1959, Billboard 50th song 28, 55th Billboard 100 33 (1959), Billboard100 34, US invalid BB 38 of 1959, POP 38 of 1959, DDD 47 of 1959, RIAA 333, Acclaimed 821 (1959), RYM 19 of 1959
2 Johnny Horton North to Alaska 1960 Canada 1 - Oct 1960 (19 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1960 (23 weeks), Australia 4 of 1960, NZ Lever 6 - Jan 1961 (3 weeks), Norway 8 - Jul 1961 (3 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1961, UK 23 - Jan 1961 (11 weeks), US Radio 24 of 1960 (peak 4 13 weeks), WABC NY 54 of 1960, RYM 37 of 1960
3 Johnny Horton Sink The Bismarck 1960 Canada 1 - Mar 1960 (13 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Mar 1960 (18 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1960, US BB 28 of 1960, US Radio 32 of 1960 (peak 3 10 weeks), RYM 39 of 1960
4 Johnny Horton Honky Tonk Man 1956 Canada 3 - Feb 1962 (12 weeks), US Billboard 96 - Mar 1962 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 1694 (1956), RYM 49 of 1956
5 Johnny Horton Johnny Reb 1959 US Billboard 54 - Aug 1959 (8 weeks)
6 Johnny Horton Sal's Got a Sugar Lip 1959 US Billboard 81 - Aug 1959 (7 weeks)
7 Johnny Horton Johnny Freedom 1960 US Billboard 69 - Jul 1960 (4 weeks)
8 Johnny Horton Sleepy-Eyed John 1961 US Billboard 54 - Mar 1961 (7 weeks)
9 Johnny Horton Carina 1973 Belgium 19 - Jan 1973 (9 weeks)
10 Johnny Horton Samen Door Het Leven 1973 Belgium 24 - Jun 1973 (2 weeks)
11 Johnny Horton Een Beetje Liefde 1973 Belgium 26 - Oct 1973 (4 weeks)
12 Johnny Horton Wie Wil Mijn Meisje Zijn 1972 Belgium 13 - Feb 1972 (3 weeks)
13 Johnny Horton Zo Jong 1972 Belgium 13 - Aug 1972 (13 weeks)
14 Johnny Horton Kom Toch Gauw Weer Terug 1974 Belgium 19 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks)
15 Johnny Horton Zeg Mijn Naam 1976 Belgium 25 - May 1976 (2 weeks)
16 Johnny Horton I'm Ready, If You're Willing 1956 RYM 49 of 1956
17 Johnny Horton The Mansion You Stole 1960 RYM 37 of 1960
18 Johnny Horton The Same Old Tale The Crow Told Me 1960 RYM 39 of 1960

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12 Dec 2010

songs 5 through 11

I think these songs (popular in Belgium) from the 70's should be attributed to John Horton, a Dutch performer.

You are correct, however some sources list him as "Johnny Horton" so we've left the entries on this page and explained that in the text above.

Thanks for the input.