Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was a UK number 1 hit on Wednesday, April 24, 1968 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Cabaret" is the title song from the 1966 musical of the same name. It is sung by the character Sally Bowles. The music was composed by John Kander and the lyrics by Fred Ebb. In the musical, the song is performed by the character Sally Bowles in a night club setting in Nazi Germany in 1931. Her lover has told her that he is taking her back to America so that they can raise their baby together in safety. Sally protests as she thinks their life in Berlin is wonderful and she states politics have nothing to do with them or their affairs. After a heated row, Sally goes on stage singing “Cabaret” (“life is a cabaret, old chum”), thus confirming her decision to live in carefree ignorance of the impending problems in Germany.

Cabaret FAQs

Who sang Cabaret?

Cabaret was performed by Louis Armstrong

What year did Cabaret get to the UK number 1 spot?

Cabaret first became a UK number 1 on Wednesday, April 24, 1968

How long was Cabaret at number 1 in the UK?

Cabaret spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.