Belfast Child

Belfast Child by Simple Minds was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, February 25, 1989 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was inspired by the 1987 Enniskillen bombing, when a bomb planted by the IRA exploded during a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, killing 11 people and injuring at least 63. The music is based on a traditional song called "She Moved Through The Fair," which Jim Kerr heard for the first time a few days after the bombing and decided to use the melody for this song. This was Simple Minds' first and only UK #1 hit, but they have charted in the UK Top-40 24 times.

Belfast Child FAQs

Who sang Belfast Child?

Belfast Child was performed by Simple Minds

What year did Belfast Child get to the UK number 1 spot?

Belfast Child first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, February 25, 1989

How long was Belfast Child at number 1 in the UK?

Belfast Child spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.