Hernando's Hideaway

Hernando's Hideaway by Johnston Brothers was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, November 11, 1955 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Hernando's Hideaway" is a tango show tune, largely in long metre, from the musical The Pajama Game, written by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and published in 1954. It was sung in the stage and film versions of the musical by Carol Haney. The song is about a fictional invitation-only nightclub of the same name where lovers can meet for secret rendezvous. The Johnston Brothers' 1955 recording was a No. 1 UK hit in November 1955. A number of places around the world today are named Hernando's Hideaway, evidently based on the popularity of the song. "Hernando's Hideaway" also became a nickname for the smoking room for British parliamentarians in the House of Commons. The Labour Member of Parliament, Stephen Pound, told the House during a smoking debate on February 14, 2006: "I refer the House to the dystopic hell – 'Hernando's Hideaway' – that is the Smoking Room on the Library Corridor. It is like the Raft of the Medusa most nights, with great groups of people crammed into it."

Hernando's Hideaway FAQs

Who sang Hernando's Hideaway?

Hernando's Hideaway was performed by Johnston Brothers

What year did Hernando's Hideaway get to the UK number 1 spot?

Hernando's Hideaway first became a UK number 1 on Friday, November 11, 1955

How long was Hernando's Hideaway at number 1 in the UK?

Hernando's Hideaway spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.