King of the Road

King of the Road by Roger Miller was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, May 13, 1965 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The title of this song is an allusion to hoboes and tramps, who were known as "knights of the road." The song tells of the happy hobo lifestyle, with few creature comforts but plenty of freedom. On Roger Miller's website, it explains that Miller wrote this song over a 6-week span, beginning on a 1964 Midwest TV tour. He wrote the first verse when he saw a "Trailers for Sale or Rent" sign on the road outside Chicago. A few weeks later, he bought a statuette of a hobo in Boise, Idaho airport gift shop and stared at it until he had completed the song.

King of the Road FAQs

Who sang King of the Road?

King of the Road was performed by Roger Miller

What year did King of the Road get to the UK number 1 spot?

King of the Road first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, May 13, 1965

How long was King of the Road at number 1 in the UK?

King of the Road spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.