Rivers of Babylon

Rivers of Babylon by Boney M. was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 13, 1978 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Some of the lyrics came from Psalm 137 of The Bible. The original Psalm was written during the Jews exile in Babylon in around 600 BC. The song was written and originally recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of the Jamaican roots reggae act The Melodians in 1970 and became an anthem of the Rastafarian movement. Their version appeared in the soundtrack to the 1972 movie The Harder They Come.

Rivers of Babylon FAQs

Who sang Rivers of Babylon?

Rivers of Babylon was performed by Boney M.

What year did Rivers of Babylon get to the UK number 1 spot?

Rivers of Babylon first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 13, 1978

How long was Rivers of Babylon at number 1 in the UK?

Rivers of Babylon spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.