My Ding-a-Ling by Chuck Berry was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 25, 1972 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Even though he wrote many rock classics, this novelty song is Berry's only #1 hit. The song is about a young boy who discovers his penis. Berry was good at making sexual references that did not seem offensive. While many rock scholars dismiss this song as a senseless novelty ditty, Berry is quite proud of the song. He told Rolling Stone in 2010 that he wanted to be a comedian at one point, and enjoys getting a laugh. He added that the song was originally about a ring sliding onto a finger (as a metaphor for sex), but he toned it down and recorded it as "Little Girl Sing Ting-A-Ling" in 1968. In 1972 he turned it into "Ding-a-Ling," earning him a #1 hit and a check for $200,000.
Who sang My Ding-a-Ling?
My Ding-a-Ling was performed by Chuck Berry
What year did My Ding-a-Ling get to the UK number 1 spot?
My Ding-a-Ling first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 25, 1972
How long was My Ding-a-Ling at number 1 in the UK?
My Ding-a-Ling spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.