Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, January 10, 1958 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song became Lewis' signature tune, a perfect fit for his incendiary style. "A person tells at least a little bit about himself in any song he cuts," Lewis said years later. This song made the Top 5 of the Pop, R&B, and Country charts simultaneously with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." Both hit #1 on the Country charts, and while this sold 5 million copies, which was less then its predecessor, it still charted higher. In 1989, Dennis Quaid portrayed Lewis in the movie Great Balls Of Fire, which told the story of his life. The film took a few liberties, including a scene where Lewis sets his piano on fire while performing this song - a tale often told by Lewis but never verified.

Great Balls of Fire FAQs

Who sang Great Balls of Fire?

Great Balls of Fire was performed by Jerry Lee Lewis

What year did Great Balls of Fire get to the UK number 1 spot?

Great Balls of Fire first became a UK number 1 on Friday, January 10, 1958

How long was Great Balls of Fire at number 1 in the UK?

Great Balls of Fire spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.