Queen named some of their early albums after Marx Brothers films. but it was another comedy act that chased them up the charts in 1975.

The films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were popular again when Bohemian Rhapsody began a long stint at number one.

Those films had many songs. and an album of them was released in 1975. One of the great UK music DJs, John Peel, took a shine to The Trail of The Lonesome Pine. playing it regularly on the BBC. It was a close number two to Queen on the British top 40 charts.

There’s quirky and unexpected stories of chart contests between songs, often with surprising results. Have a listen.