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Tony Bennett, 85, Scores New U.S. Pop Chart Record

Tony Bennett has become the oldest-living artist to land a hit on the Hot 100 pop chart in America.

The 85-year-old crooner’s Body & Soul duet with the late Amy Winehouse has debuted at number 87.

Bennett passes the late George Burns, who was 84 when he scored a 1980 hit with I Wish I Was 18 Again.

The singer’s duet with Winehouse, which was released on what would have been her 28th birthday (14Sep11), is the tragic British singer’s third Hot 100 hit – she previously hit the chart with Rehab and You Know I’m No Good.

Bennett last enjoyed U.S. pop chart success in November, 1965.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger scores a third week atop the Hot 100, while Adele’s Someone Like You holds firm at two.

Coldplay’s Paradise is the week’s highest new entry at 16.