Peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, September 2nd, 1972.
Peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, April 29th, 1972. https://youtu.be/CfjNpgZ4C5Q
The character of Joe Valachi was a big part of what kept me from enjoying the film. As a mobster, Valachi's not very successful. He's just a boss's driver, with a pair of legit side businesses, kind of passive and, ultimately, boring. He's not clever. He's not charismatic. He often comes across as bizarrely naive, at times, almost child-like.
If only the film had been as effective as its creepy score.