Pet Shop Boys 1991

TRIVIA: Most Number Of Letters In A UK Top 40 Hit

How many different letters can a song title have and make it into the UK top 40 singles chart?

The answer to that is 21. And there are four examples:

“You Can Make Me Dance Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)” by The Faces – which is also the longest ever title of a single. Reached No.12 in 1974.

“Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight)” by Lonnie Donegan. Reached No.3 in 1959.

There are also two Double A siders/medleys that also contain 21 different letters: “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Saturday Night At The Movies / You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Robson and Jerome. Reached No.1 in 1996.

“Where The Streets Have No Name (Can’t Take My Eyes Of You) / How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously” by the Pet Shop Boys. Reached No.4 in 1991.

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