Cotton Eye Joe

Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 14, 1995 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song originated in America in the 1800s, and is commonly associated with the American South. It became a popular song in country bars, as it was perfect for line-dancing. It's a traditional folk song, and many country artists recorded it. This has become a staple of minor league baseball games, where it is typically played between innings, often with fans or entertainers dancing to it, sometimes on top of the dugouts. Rednex soldiered on, releasing more material in the hillbilly parody vein and playing up that image with their costumes. In 2002, they released a remix of "Cotton Eye Joe" along with a new video directed by Patric Ullaeus, whose specialty is metal bands. This updated video looks like something between a hoedown and a cage fight.

Cotton Eye Joe FAQs

Who sang Cotton Eye Joe?

Cotton Eye Joe was performed by Rednex

What year did Cotton Eye Joe get to the UK number 1 spot?

Cotton Eye Joe first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 14, 1995

How long was Cotton Eye Joe at number 1 in the UK?

Cotton Eye Joe spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.