#1099: Sole Sole Sole by Siw Milmkvist and Umberto Marcato
Peak Month: August 1964
8 weeks on Vancouver’s CFUN
Peak Position #12
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 #58
On December 31, 1936, Siw “Siwan” Gunnel Margareta Malmkvist. She is a Swedish singer who has been popular in Scandinavia and West Germany. She had a number one hit in West Germany in 1964 with “Liebeskummer lohnt sich nicht” (“Lovesickness Is Not Worthwhile”). On July 18, 1964, she became the first Swede to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, when “Sole Sole Sole”, a duet with Italian singer Umberto Marcato, entered the chart, peaking at #58. The song is sung in Italian and German.