Song title 463 - (What A) Wonderful World

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(What A) Wonderful World Region Profile

This page lists the chart runs for songs called "(What A) Wonderful World" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

There are a number of songs with the words "Wonderful World" in the title. Sam Cooke wrote one (which is often refered to by the title "(What a) Wonderful World", Louis Armstrong had a big hit with one called "What a Wonderful World". We've attempted to split these songs correctly but have almost certainly mislabeled some entries, so when looking at the page for (What a) Wonderful World you should also consider the songs shown at Wonderful World.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Louis Armstrong (What A) Wonderful World 1968 UK 1 - Feb 1968 (36 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1988, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1967), POP 1 of 1988, ASCAP song of 1968, Holland 2 - Mar 1968 (23 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2005), Denmark 5 of 1968, Norway 6 - May 1968 (6 weeks), Germany 6 - Jun 1968 (6 months), Switzerland 7 - Jun 1968 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 7 of jazz, Australia 8 of 1988, South Africa 11 of 1968, Flanders 12 - May 1968 (2 months), NZ Listner 15 - Jun 1968 (5 weeks), Poland 22 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), Australia Goset 29 - Jun 1968 (6 weeks), TOTP 31, US Billboard 32 - Feb 1988 (11 weeks), WXPN 34, Poland 50 of all time, Europe 58 of the 1960s (1968), OzNet 67, Italy 72 of 1976, RIAA 84, UKMIX 107, Germany 400 of the 1980s (peak 6 12 weeks), Acclaimed 502 (1967), RYM 9 of 1967, WFUV 17, Party 31 of 2007
2 Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua (What A) Wonderful World 2007 UK 1 - Dec 2007 (8 weeks), Sweden 19 - Nov 2008 (3 weeks)
3 Art Garfunkel (What A) Wonderful World 1978 Canada 5 - Feb 1978 (13 weeks), Record World 16 - 1978, US Billboard 17 - Jan 1978 (14 weeks), US Radio 116 of 1978 (peak 17 4 weeks)
4 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (What A) Wonderful World 2001 US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2010), Sweden 19 - Feb 2009 (2 weeks)
5 Axwell (What A) Wonderful World 2008 Holland 18 - Aug 2008 (5 weeks), Sweden 18 - Nov 2008 (2 weeks), UK 48 - Oct 2008 (3 weeks)
6 Rod Stewart & Stevie Wonder (What A) Wonderful World 2004 Japan (Tokyo) 36 - Nov 2004 (10 weeks), Poland 48 - Dec 2004 (3 weeks)
7 Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan (What A) Wonderful World 1992 UK 72 - Dec 1992 (1 week), RYM 108 of 1992
8 Johnny Nash (What A) Wonderful World 1976 RIANZ 17 - Oct 1976 (11 weeks), UK 25 - Jun 1976 (7 weeks)
9 John Legend (What A) Wonderful World 2006 Japan (Tokyo) 67 - Jan 2006 (2 weeks)
10 Orup (What A) Wonderful World 1991 Japan (Tokyo) 16 - Jun 1991 (11 weeks)
11 Cliff Richard (What A) Wonderful World 2001 UK 11 - Dec 2001 (6 weeks)
12 Kenny G & Louis Armstrong (What A) Wonderful World 1999 Poland 28 - Aug 1999 (6 weeks)
13 Joey Ramone (What A) Wonderful World unknown Scrobulate 50 of cover

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31 Mar 2015

#2 - Herman's Hermits

Title of this song is actually 'Wonderful World" rather than (What A) Wonderful world. Totally different song.

The Sam Cooke song "Wonderful World" is often known as "(What a) Wonderful World" (Wikipedia claims the Herman's Hermits song is a cover of that), menawhile "What a Wonderful World" (for example by Louis Armstrong) is as you say a different song.

We've made the correction you suggested, but that almost certainly means that at least one of the covers has also been misassigned. We've added notes to the two song title pages and hope that people will tell us which ones still need correcting.

Thanks for the suggestion