Singing the Blues

Singing the Blues by Tommy Steele was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, January 11, 1957 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. There have been several songs called "Singing The Blues," but the one composed by Malcolm Endsley holds a unique record: It was the first and in half a century and more of its existence the only song in the history of the UK singles chart to knock itself off the top spot twice! This was written by 20-year-old American Country singer Melvin Endsley in 1954. Endsley was a childhood victim of polio who spent his life in a wheelchair. It was first aired on KWCB radio the following year and it was so well-received that Endsley took it to Nashville to try to sell it. Two other versions have charted in the UK. In 1980 rock 'n' roll revivalist Dave Edmunds made at #28 with his cover and in 1994 Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell reached #23 with his version.

Singing the Blues FAQs

Who sang Singing the Blues?

Singing the Blues was performed by Tommy Steele

What year did Singing the Blues get to the UK number 1 spot?

Singing the Blues first became a UK number 1 on Friday, January 11, 1957

How long was Singing the Blues at number 1 in the UK?

Singing the Blues spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.