Beetlebum by Blur was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, February 1, 1997 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Not only is the song about heroin, but the title is a reference to the practice of "chasing the beetle," a specific method of smoking drugs. Until two of Elvis Presley's 2005 #1s fell out of the UK Top-40 in a record two weeks, this was the previous shortest-lived #1 at three weeks in the UK Top 40. This was recorded by Blur in Iceland. It was first UK #1 to be recorded in that country.

Beetlebum FAQs

Who sang Beetlebum?

Beetlebum was performed by Blur

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

Beetlebum first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, February 1, 1997

How long was Beetlebum at number 1 in the UK?

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