Moon River

Moon River by Danny Williams was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, December 28, 1961 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was used as Audrey Hepburn's theme song in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hepburn sings the song in the movie, but the version used on the soundtrack was an instrumental by Henry Mancini and his orchestra. The South African singer Danny Williams took this song to #1 in the UK in late 1961. Williams originally refused to sing it, saying that Johnny Mercer's lyrics were nonsensical. But he saw the film and was so moved by it that he relented. Williams died of cancer on 6th December 2005.

Moon River FAQs

Who sang Moon River?

Moon River was performed by Danny Williams

What year did Moon River get to the UK number 1 spot?

Moon River first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, December 28, 1961

How long was Moon River at number 1 in the UK?

Moon River spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.