Desire by U2 was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 8, 1988 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song is about the ambition and dedication required to be a successful band. It also criticizes American preachers who swindle followers out of their money. The song incorporates a blues style. U2 became interested in American forms of music - gospel, blues, folk - after touring there in the early and mid '80s. Miami Vice was one of the few TV series that could consistently secure the rights to popular songs like this one while they were still fresh.

Desire FAQs

Who sang Desire?

Desire was performed by U2

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

Desire first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 8, 1988

How long was Desire at number 1 in the UK?

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