Amazing Grace by Royal Scots Dragoon Guards was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, April 15, 1972 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Amazing Grace" is a hymn first published in 1779 by John Newton, an Englishman who worked on slave ships. On one voyage, they came across a nasty storm and Newton thought the ship was going to sink. After they made it through, Newton became deeply religious and - after a few years of backsliding into his old ways and reaffirming his faith - became a minister. He wrote this based on his religious conversion, and how God saved him even though he was a "wretch." The song fell out of favor in Newton's lifetime but was revived in the 19th century during the Second Great Awakening of religious fervor in America. It remains a popular him to this day.
Who sang Amazing Grace?
Amazing Grace was performed by Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
What year did Amazing Grace get to the UK number 1 spot?
Amazing Grace first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, April 15, 1972
How long was Amazing Grace at number 1 in the UK?
Amazing Grace spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.