Charting classical tracks

This week’s did you know was requested by Jack Alexander who emailed and said, “Any chance on you doing a ‘did you know’ section on versions of classical pieces that have hit the charts? Not samples/nicked melodies/influenced by, I’m talking proper versions.” Well, Jack, here is a list of 41 that I’ve come up with, can anyone add any more?

ArtistTrackYearPosition
Melachrino Orchestra Cond. By George MelachrinoAutumn Concerto195618
Shirley BasseyAve Maria196231
B. Bumble & The StingersNut Rocker19621
Love SculptureSabre Dance19685
Philharmonia Orchestra Cond. By Lorin MaazelThus Spake Zarathustra196933
CatsSwan Lake196948
Missa Luba Les Troubadours Du Roi BaudouinSanctus196928
Miguel RiosSong Of Joy197016
Waldo De Los RiosMozart Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K550 1st Movement (Allegro Molto)19715
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. By Aram KhachaturianThe Onedin Line Theme197215
DeodataAlso Sprach Zarathustra (2001)19737
Manuel and the Music of the MountainsRodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez (Theme From 2nd Movement)19763
Emerson, Lake and PalmerFanfare for the Common Man19772
London Symphony OrchestraTheme From Superman (Main Title)197932
John WilliamsCavatina197913
SkyToccata19805
VangelisChariots Of Fire - Titles198112
VangelisHeaven And Hell 3rd Movement (Theme From The Tv Series Cosmos)198148
Royal Philharmonic OrchestraHooked On Classics 19812
Rose Of Romance OrchestraTara's Theme From Gone With The Wind198271
Royal Philharmonic OrchestraBBC World Cup Grandstand198261
John WilliamsTheme From E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)198217
Olympic OrchestraReilly198326
Michael Reed OrchestraThe Music Of Torvill And Dean (EP) (Bolero)19849
United Kingdon OrchestraShades (Theme From The Crown Paint Television Commercial)198568
Orchestre De Chambre Jean-Francois PaillardCanon In D Major - Theme From T.V.'S Vietnam198861
Luis Cobos Feat Placido DomingoTurandot - Nessum Dorma (sic)199059
Luciano PavarottiNessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep)19902
Kiri Te KanawaWorld in Union19914
John WilliamsTheme From Jurassic Park199345
Lesley Garrett With Amanda ThompsonAve Maria199316
Leonard BernsteinAmerica199444
Three Tenors In Concert 1994 - Carreras Domingo Pavarotti With MehtaLibiamo, Ne' Lieti Calici (Brindisi) / La Donna E Mobile199421
Vanessa-MaeToccata And Fugue In D Minor199516
BBC Concert Orchestra Conducted By Stephen JacksonOde To Joy (From Beethoven's Symphony No. 9)199636
Wimbledon Choral SocietyWorld Cup '98 - Pavane By Faure199820
William OrbitBarber's Adagio for Strings19994
Andrea BocelliAve Maria199965
William OrbitRavel's Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte200031
London Symphony OrchestraBattle Of The Heroes From Star Wars Episode Iii: Revenge Of The Sith200525
London Symphony OrchestraChariots Of Fire 201251
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