Red Red Wine by UB40 was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 3, 1983 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was written and first recorded by Neil Diamond. His original version first appeared on his 1967 album Just For You (Bang 217) and was produced by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The lyrics sing the praises of wine, and its ability to make you forget your problems. UB40, whose members grew up listening to these versions, took it to #1 UK with their 1983 cover. UB40's version has such an upbeat tone many listeners may overlook the melancholic lyrical content. "It's actually a very sad song," Campbell pointed out. "It's all about a bloke drinking his sorrows away."
Who sang Red Red Wine?
Red Red Wine was performed by UB40
What year did Red Red Wine get to the UK number 1 spot?
Red Red Wine first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 3, 1983
How long was Red Red Wine at number 1 in the UK?
Red Red Wine spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.