(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice by Amen Corner was a UK number 1 hit on Wednesday, February 12, 1969 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was originally written by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti. It was recorded by La Ragazza 77, alias Ambra Borelli, in 1968 as "Il paradiso della vita" ("The paradise of the life"), and the following year by Patty Pravo as "Il Paradiso" ("The paradise"). The song was translated into English by Jack Fishman on 1969. He first offered it to The Tremeloes as a potential single, but they turned it down. "Amen Corner" was the second port of call, and they agreed to record the tune as their debut single for their new record label. The Welsh band worked out an arrangement with their new producer Shel Talmy and recorded the song within two hours.
Who sang (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice?
(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice was performed by Amen Corner
What year did (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice get to the UK number 1 spot?
(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice first became a UK number 1 on Wednesday, February 12, 1969
How long was (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice at number 1 in the UK?
(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.