Sailor by Petula Clark was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, February 23, 1961 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Sailor" is a middle-of-the-road type ballad. According to the January 28, 1961 issue of Melody Maker, Petula Clark "created a new 'record' by becoming the first British female vocalist to shoot so high in the charts on the first entry". The song entered the Melody Maker hit parade at number 7 (not the official UK chart) claiming over a hundred thousand sales. Clark also recorded the song in French (as "Marin"); shortly she married a Frenchman and went on to become as big a star in France as in Britain.

Sailor FAQs

Who sang Sailor?

Sailor was performed by Petula Clark

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

Sailor first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, February 23, 1961

How long was Sailor at number 1 in the UK?

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