Lucille by Kenny Rogers was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 18, 1977 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song, about an unfaithful wife who walks out on her husband and four children at an inopportune moment, was written by Hal Bynum and Roger Bowling. The song was inspired by real-life events, as Bynum's own marriage was in trouble when he started writing this tune. He was struggling with the temptation of another woman's amorous advances and as his wife was preparing herself for a trip away, Bynum said, "You picked a fine time to leave me." Bowling then helped Bynum in altering the song to a barroom situation, inspired by the sight of a couple arguing at the Greyhound bus station in Toledo. "Lucille" was Kenny Rogers' first major hit as a solo artist after leaving his band The First Edition the previous year. An international success, it was the first of 21 Country #1s for the singer.

Lucille FAQs

Who sang Lucille?

Lucille was performed by Kenny Rogers

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

Lucille first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 18, 1977

How long was Lucille at number 1 in the UK?

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