This song has kind of been a one-hit wonder three times. It was a #1 for Norman Greenbaum in ’69, his only hit. This version was a UK#1 in ’86, and the Kumars were featured on Gareth Gates’ #1 in ’03.
This lot were the only ones that made it any further in the charts, having 2 more hits, including a #29. This song was down to #47 on this day in the 80s.