Discotheque by U2 was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, February 15, 1997 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was U2's first experiment with Electronica. Disc jockey Howie B put together the backing track. It was a popular song in dance clubs, but alienated many of U2's fans. "'Discotheque' is a riddle about love," Bono explained in the book U2 by U2. This was the first single from Pop, an album dedicated to their friend Bill Graham. Graham, who co-founded Hot Press magazine, died on May 11, 1996 at age 44. U2 performed this on their 2001 Elevation Tour. Bono mixed in some Donna Summer lyrics with it. In the UK, this went to #1 the first week it was released.

Discotheque FAQs

Who sang Discotheque?

Discotheque was performed by U2

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

Discotheque first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, February 15, 1997

How long was Discotheque at number 1 in the UK?

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