When Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse's version entered the Hot 100 at #87 on the chart dated October 1, 2011, a few records were broken. They were:
1) At 85 years and two months, Bennett became the oldest living artist ever to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. He passed the late George Burns, who was 84-years and two-months-old when "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again" completed its chart run in the week of March 22, 1980.
Bennett's record was broken in September 2013 when "Oh Sweet Lorraine
" by Green Shoe Studio featuring 96-years-old Fred Stobaugh debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #42.
2) Bennett's previous visit to the Hot 100 had been the week of November 25, 1967 with his version of "For Once In My Life
." The span of 43 years, 10 months and one week away from the chart marks the longest hiatus among solo artists.
3) The singer was at #59 with "Young and Warm and Wonderful," on the very first Hot 100 dated August. 4, 1958. In charting again in October 1, 2011, Bennett became the artist with the longest span of appearing on the tally, a total of 53 years and two-months.