Spirit in the Sky

Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 2, 1970 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The original inspiration for this was a song about a preacher by country singer Porter Wagoner. Greenbaum was also influenced by folk revival music and traditional southern blues. This has been used in many TV shows and films, including Contact and Wayne's World II. It was also used in a several popular commercials, including one for American Express, another for JPMorgan Chase, and a 2017 spot for Lyft starring Tilda Swinton and Jordan Peele as astronauts in 1971.

Spirit in the Sky FAQs

Who sang Spirit in the Sky?

Spirit in the Sky was performed by Norman Greenbaum

What year did Spirit in the Sky get to the UK number 1 spot?

Spirit in the Sky first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 2, 1970

How long was Spirit in the Sky at number 1 in the UK?

Spirit in the Sky spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.