Kon-Tiki by The Shadows was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, October 5, 1961 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Named after the legendary raft used by Thor Hayerdahl in his 1947 south sea expedition, "Kon-Tiki" was written by Michael Carr (who also co-wrote "South Of The Border"). As a guitar instrumental it was ideal for The Shadows, and was recorded by the original lineup, becoming a chart topper in the UK. Produced by Norrie Paramor and released on Columbia (EMI), it was backed by another instrumental, "36-24-36."

Kon-Tiki FAQs

Who sang Kon-Tiki?

Kon-Tiki was performed by The Shadows

What year did Kon-Tiki get to the UK number 1 spot?

Kon-Tiki first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, October 5, 1961

How long was Kon-Tiki at number 1 in the UK?

Kon-Tiki spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.