Amazing Grace

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.

Amazing Grace FAQs

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.