Michael by The Highwaymen was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, October 12, 1961 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This is an adaptation of a 19th century folk song "Michael Row the Boat Ashore." Slaves, who lived on islands just off Georgia, sung the song as they traveled to the plantation on the mainland each day by boat. Steve Trott, who played mandolin and guitar for the group and later made a career as a federal appeals court judge, explained that "Michael" was such a big hit because Fisher "put a couple of minor chords into it that hadn't been there before, and that made all the difference."

Michael FAQs

Who sang Michael?

Michael was performed by The Highwaymen

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

Michael first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, October 12, 1961

How long was Michael at number 1 in the UK?

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