Hot Butter’s version became the first primarily electronic-based piece of music to reach the American popular music charts, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Pop Singles and number four on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
The single had a great success in Australia where it reached number one for ten weeks.
It was also number one in Switzerland, where it topped the chart for ten weeks and stayed for 17 weeks in the top ten. In Norway, it was number one for nine weeks and featured for 21 weeks in the top ten.
It was also number one in Germany and reached number five on July 22, 1972 in UK and number 15 in Canada - October 1972. In France, this version of ˝Popcorn˝ is the 131st best-selling single of all time, with about 900,000 sales.