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.
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.