Song artist 73 - Boney M

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Boney M Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Boney M.A list of the hit albums by Boney M is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

It has been pointed out (by Chet Pitek one of our major contributors) that the Boney M albums Rivers Of Babylon, Belfast and Gotta Go Home are probably mistakes in the French chart.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Boney M Rivers of Babylon 1978 UK 1 - Apr 1978 (40 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1978 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1978 (32 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - May 1978 (4 months), France 1 - May 1978 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1978 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1978 (22 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1978, Norway 1 - May 1978 (29 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1978 (17 weeks), Germany 1 - Apr 1978 (7 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - May 1978, New Zealand 1 for 14 weeks - Jul 1978, RIANZ 1 - Jun 1978 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1978, Springbok 1 - Jun 1978 (21 weeks), Europe 1 for 13 weeks - May 1978, France 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1978, Germany 1 for 17 weeks - Apr 1978, South Africa 1 of 1978, UK sales 2 of the 1970s (1,990 k in 1978), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Australia 3 of 1978, Germany 3 of the 1970s (peak 1 26 weeks), TOTP 8, UKMIX 18, US Billboard 30 - Jun 1978 (17 weeks), Italy 36 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 37 of the 1970s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 1,070k sales estimated, 1978), Brazil 64 of 1978, OzNet 867, RYM 77 of 1978, Global 100 (5 M sold) - 1978
2 Boney M Ma Baker 1977 Holland 1 - May 1977 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1977 (26 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jul 1977 (4 months), France 1 - Jun 1977 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Jun 1977 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1977 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1977 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1977 (22 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1977 (6 months), Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1977, France 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1977, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1977, UK 2 - Jun 1977 (13 weeks), RIANZ 2 - Sep 1977 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1977 (13 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1980), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1978), Switzerland 7 of 1977, Italy 16 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 17 of the 1970s (peak 1, 27 weeks, 704k sales estimated, 1977), Australia 24 of 1977, Germany 55 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks), Brazil 62 of 1977, Scrobulate 80 of disco, US Billboard 96 - Aug 1977 (3 weeks), RYM 101 of 1977, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1978
3 Boney M Daddy Cool 1976 Sweden (alt) 1 - Nov 1976 (38 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Oct 1976 (4 months), France 1 - Sep 1976 (7 weeks), Austria 1 - Sep 1976 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1976 (22 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1976 (35 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1976 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1977 (7 months), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1976, France 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1976, Germany 1 for 12 weeks - Sep 1976, Springbok 2 - Nov 1976 (19 weeks), Holland 3 - Sep 1976 (14 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1976), Germany 5 of the 1970s (peak 1 28 weeks), UK 6 - Dec 1976 (12 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1976, RIANZ 15 - Mar 1977 (9 weeks), South Africa 18 of 1977, Italy 23 of 1977, Scrobulate 62 of party, US Billboard 65 - Jan 1977 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 70 of the 1970s (peak 1, 20 weeks, 1,049k sales estimated, 1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1977), RYM 34 of 1976, Guardian Pop 44
4 Boney M Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord 1978 UK 1 - Dec 1978 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1978, Springbok 1 - Dec 1978 (10 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1978, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jan 1979, Norway 2 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - Dec 1978 (7 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1979 (3 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), Holland 3 - Dec 1978 (7 weeks), Austria 3 - Jan 1979 (3 weeks), UK sales 4 of the 1970s (1,790 k in 1978), RIANZ 8 - Jan 1979 (5 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1979, US Billboard 85 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), Germany 277 of the 1970s (peak 1 9 weeks)
5 Boney M Rasputin 1978 France 1 - Oct 1978 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1978 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1978, Germany 1 for 1 week - Oct 1978, UK 2 - Oct 1978 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Oct 1978 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1978 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1978 (11 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1978 (3 months), RIANZ 4 - Nov 1978 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), Holland 8 - Sep 1978 (9 weeks), Springbok 9 - Sep 1978 (7 weeks), Norway 10 - Nov 1978 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 16 of the 1970s (peak 2, 27 weeks, 586k sales estimated, 1978), Switzerland 17 of 1978, Australia 25 of 1978, Italy 35 of 1978, Scrobulate 40 of disco, Germany 220 of the 1970s (peak 1 13 weeks), OzNet 330, RYM 68 of 1978
6 Boney M Sunny 1977 Holland 1 - Jan 1977 (11 weeks), France 1 - Mar 1977 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1977 (5 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1977 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1977 (5 months), France 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1977, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1977, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1977 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Mar 1977 (10 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Mar 1977 (3 months), Norway 4 - Jan 1977 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Mar 1977 (12 weeks), RIANZ 17 - Jun 1977 (20 weeks), Scrobulate 63 of party, Germany 89 of the 1970s (peak 1 17 weeks), Italy 98 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 143 of the 1970s (peak 1, 20 weeks, 475k sales estimated, 1977), RYM 63 of 1976
7 Boney M Belfast 1977 Switzerland 1 - Oct 1977 (19 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1978 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1977, France 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1978, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1977, France (SNEP) 2 - Nov 1977 (4 months), Austria 2 - Nov 1977 (5 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1977 (12 weeks), Holland 3 - Oct 1977 (11 weeks), France 3 - Oct 1977 (2 weeks), UK 8 - Oct 1977 (13 weeks), Switzerland 27 of 1978, Italy 93 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 136 of the 1970s (peak 1, 21 weeks, 727k sales estimated, 1977), Germany 147 of the 1970s (peak 1 16 weeks), RYM 166 of 1977
8 Boney M Brown Girl in the Ring 1978 UK 1 - Apr 1978 (43 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1978 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - May 1978, RIANZ 1 - Oct 1978 (13 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1978), Australia 3 of 1978, TOTP 8, UKMIX 18, RYM 77 of 1978, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1978
9 Boney M Hooray Hooray It's a Holi-Holiday 1979 Holland 1 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 6 weeks - May 1979, Norway 2 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1979 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 5 - Apr 1979 (4 months), France (SNEP) 6 - May 1979 (3 months), RIANZ 7 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), France 9 - Jul 1979 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 12 - May 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 273 of the 1970s (peak 4 15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979)
10 Boney M El Lute 1979 Austria 1 - Sep 1979 (5 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1980 (6 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1979, Holland 2 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1979 (16 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Switzerland 8 of 1979, UK 12 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Germany 22 of the 1970s (peak 1 22 weeks)
11 Boney M We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) 1981 France 1 - Nov 1981 (3 weeks), Springbok 1 - Jan 1982 (22 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1982, Switzerland 3 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1982, Germany 15 - Nov 1981 (2 months), Belgium 17 - Nov 1981 (4 weeks), Holland 25 - Dec 1981 (4 weeks), UK 39 - Nov 1981 (5 weeks)
12 Boney M Gotta Go Home 1979 Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1979, Holland 2 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1979 (16 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Oct 1979 (3 months), Norway 4 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), UK 12 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), RIANZ 42 - Sep 1979 (6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1979)
13 Boney M I See A Boat (On The River) 1980 Austria 3 - May 1980 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jul 1980 (12 weeks), Germany 6 - Apr 1980 (4 months), Holland 7 - May 1980 (8 weeks), Switzerland 9 - May 1980 (7 weeks), Belgium 10 - May 1980 (9 weeks), Germany 311 of the 1980s (peak 5 12 weeks)
14 Boney M Children of Paradise 1980 France 3 - Apr 1981 (2 weeks), Belgium 11 - Nov 1980 (5 weeks), Germany 17 - Oct 1980 (2 months), Holland 28 - Nov 1980 (5 weeks), UK 66 - Feb 1981 (2 weeks), RYM 140 of 1980
15 Boney M I'm Born Again 1979 Switzerland 6 - Dec 1979 (8 weeks), Austria 9 - Feb 1980 (1 week), Germany 10 - Jan 1980 (2 months), Holland 11 - Dec 1979 (7 weeks), Belgium 13 - Dec 1979 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Jan 1980 (2 weeks), UK 35 - Dec 1979 (7 weeks)
16 Boney M Painter Man 1979 France 3 - May 1979 (3 weeks), Holland 8 - Sep 1978 (9 weeks), UK 10 - Mar 1979 (6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1979), RYM 68 of 1978
17 Boney M Kalimba De Luna 1984 France 1 - Sep 1984 (2 weeks), France (SNEP) 11 - Dec 1984 (1 month), Belgium 15 - Oct 1984 (8 weeks), Germany 18 - Oct 1984 (1 month), Switzerland 23 - Sep 1984 (3 weeks), Holland 27 - Oct 1984 (5 weeks)
18 Boney M Felicidad 1981 Switzerland 3 - Jan 1981 (8 weeks), Austria 6 - Feb 1981 (4 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1981 (4 months), Germany 229 of the 1980s (peak 6 14 weeks)
19 Boney M Malaika 1981 Switzerland 4 - Jul 1981 (8 weeks), Belgium 8 - Aug 1981 (3 weeks), Germany 13 - Jun 1981 (3 months), Holland 20 - Jul 1981 (6 weeks)
20 Boney M Happy Song 1985 France 5 - Dec 1984 (1 week), Germany 9 - Jan 1985 (2 months), Austria 17 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 21 - Feb 1985 (7 weeks), Belgium 29 - Jan 1985 (1 week)
21 Boney M My Friend Jack 1980 Norway 6 - Jun 1980 (7 weeks), France 8 - Jun 1980 (1 week), UK 57 - Apr 1980 (5 weeks)
22 Boney M The Summer Megamix 1989 Norway 3 - Jul 1989 (9 weeks), Belgium 11 - Sep 1989 (1 week), UK 92 - Sep 1989 (1 week)
23 Boney M Megamix 1989 Belgium 5 - May 1989 (9 weeks), Austria 11 - Feb 1993 (3 weeks), Holland 13 - Jan 1993 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 84 of the 1980s (peak 1, 27 weeks, 554k sales estimated, 1989)
24 Boney M Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord (rerelease) 2007 UK 47 - Dec 2007 (3 weeks), Switzerland 98 - Jan 2009 (1 week)
25 Boney M Baby Do You Wanna Bump 1975 Belgium 4 - Jan 1976 (5 weeks), Holland 14 - Dec 1975 (7 weeks), RYM 152 of 1975
26 Boney M Silly Confusion 1981 France 1 - Dec 1981 (4 weeks)
27 Boney M Nightflight To Venus 1978 France 1 - Dec 1978 (2 weeks)
28 Boney M Love for Sale 1978 Brazil 88 of 1978
29 Boney M Boney M Megamix 1992 UK 7 - Dec 1992 (9 weeks)
30 Boney M Still I'm Sad 1977 Sweden (alt) 17 - May 1977 (2 weeks), RYM 101 of 1977
31 Boney M In-A-Godda-Da-Vida 1980 Austria 13 - Dec 1980 (2 weeks), RYM 140 of 1980
32 Boney M No Woman, No Cry 1976 Italy 48 of 1977, RYM 34 of 1976
33 Boney M Daddy Cool 2001 2001 UK 47 - Dec 2001 (2 weeks)
34 Boney M Mary's Boy Child (Megamix) 1988 UK 52 - Dec 1988 (3 weeks)
35 Boney M Bahama Mama 1980 Austria 12 - Mar 1980 (1 week)
36 Boney M Consuela biaz 1981 Austria 11 - Jul 1981 (3 weeks)
37 Boney M The Carnival is Over 1982 Switzerland 11 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks)
38 Boney M The Girl Can't Help It 1976 UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1977)
39 Boney M Little Drummer Boy 1981 Germany 31 - Dec 1981 (1 month)
40 Boney M Young Free & Single 1985 France 10 - Nov 1985 (1 week)
41 Boney M Hakuna Matata 1983 Switzerland 11 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks)

In addition to the above listed songs Boney M also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Boney M & Horny United Ma Baker - Somebody Screamed 1999 Austria 19 - Mar 1999 (3 weeks), Switzerland 21 - Feb 1999 (14 weeks), UK 22 - May 1999 (2 weeks)
2 Boney M & Liz Mitchell Stories 1990 Switzerland 26 - Apr 1990 (1 week), UK 94 - Apr 1990 (1 week)

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17 May 2015

Triple Listing-Mary's Boy Child-Oh My Lord

I know you already commented on this recording on 26 Aug 2014, but could youplease take a closer look at it. I feel #5 & #14 & #15 should be combined. Per Wikipedia Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord is one song. It's true that a few of these chart entries are already in (2) of these listings (Sweden, Switzerland & Austria); but there are (2) more chart entries that are not (Springbok 1 - 10 weeks & Norway 2 - 12 weeks). Your thoughts?

On further review you are clearly correct. We've changed the data to have "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" (1978-9), "Mary's Boy Child (Megamix)" (1988) and "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord (rerelease)" (2007-8). Hopefully that fixes it.

Thanks for pushing us


26 Aug 2014

Mary's Boys Child

Track 5 and 15 are identical tracks, titled differently. The song was a cover from Harry Belafonte's Mary's Boy Child with a little chant added in the end called Oh My Lord. So the full title of the hit single is "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord". So I think points should be combined.

Every entry with the title "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" is a seperate entry in a chart that already has "Mary's Boy Child" in it. We have to trust the original charts from the UK, Norway and Switzerland that all think this is a different release.

Combining the points would have no impact (since all the entries are duplicates anyway)