Lay Down Your Arms

Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, September 21, 1956 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Lay Down Your Arms" is a 1956 popular music song with music by Åke Gerhard and Leon Landgren and lyrics by Gerhard (original "Anne-Caroline" Swedish) and Paddy Roberts (English). In the United Kingdom, Forces sweetheart Anne Shelton had the major hit, reaching No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and stayed in the Top Twenty for 14 weeks. Initially the BBC took a dim view of the song as it might have encouraged British troops to 'lay down their guns', at a difficult time of the post-Suez crisis and the conflict in Cyprus with EOKA. The ban was soon lifted when many requested it on "Two-Way Family Favourites", a popular Sunday lunchtime radio show.[citation needed] Another UK version was recorded by Billie Anthony.

Lay Down Your Arms FAQs

Who sang Lay Down Your Arms?

Lay Down Your Arms was performed by Anne Shelton

What year did Lay Down Your Arms get to the UK number 1 spot?

Lay Down Your Arms first became a UK number 1 on Friday, September 21, 1956

How long was Lay Down Your Arms at number 1 in the UK?

Lay Down Your Arms spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.