1971: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road 

Composed by Lally Stott of Scottish band Middle of the Road and recorded by the same band. The song remained at No.1 in the UK for five weeks. Australian singer Kylie Minogue recorded the song in 2017 for the soundtrack of the film Swinging Safari. Lally Stott was a British singer and songwriter. He wrote other songs for Middle of the Road, all of which reached the Top 10 in several European countries between 1971 and 1973. Lally was was killed in a traffic accident in 1977 while riding a small commuter bike close to his home town of Prescot. He is buried in Saint Ann’s churchyard in Rainhill, Merseryside, UK. He was 32 years old.

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Chart History (1971)Peak Position
Australia2
Austria2
Belgium1
Denmark1
France15
Ireland1
Italy14
Netherlands2
Norway1
Spain2
Switzerland1
United Kingdom1
West Germany2