Billy Don't Be a Hero by Paper Lace was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, March 16, 1974 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song is about a guy who goes off to war, and despite his fiance's pleas to stay safe, volunteers for a dangerous mission and is killed. The girl receives a letter telling her that Billy died a hero, which is specifically what she asked him not to do. This song was mentioned in Stephen King's book The Stand, in the TV shows Get A Life and ALF, and was used in the movies Reservoir Dogs, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. In the first episode of the TV series Friends, the song gets a mention when Ross says to Joey, "Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' mean anything to you?"
Who sang Billy Don't Be a Hero?
Billy Don't Be a Hero was performed by Paper Lace
What year did Billy Don't Be a Hero get to the UK number 1 spot?
Billy Don't Be a Hero first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, March 16, 1974
How long was Billy Don't Be a Hero at number 1 in the UK?
Billy Don't Be a Hero spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.