Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was a UK number 1 hit on Wednesday, April 16, 1969 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Decker (from The Metro newspaper, April 18, 2005): "It all happened so quickly. I didn't write that song sitting around a piano or playing a guitar. I was walking in the park, eating corn. I heard a couple arguing about money. She was saying she needed money and he was saying the work he was doing was not giving him enough. I relate to those things and began to sing a little song - "You get up in the morning and you slaving for bread." By the time I got home it was complete. And it was so funny, that song never got out of my mind. It stayed fresh in my head. The following day I got my little tape and I just sang that song and that's how it all started."

Israelites FAQs

Who sang Israelites?

Israelites was performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces

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

Israelites first became a UK number 1 on Wednesday, April 16, 1969

How long was Israelites at number 1 in the UK?

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