The Fly

The Fly by U2 was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 2, 1991 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was inspired by the work of Jenny Holzer, an artist who displays short, provocative statements using various media, which can be anything from T-shirts to projections on buildings. U2 chose this as the first single off Achtung Baby because of its innovative sound. The band felt that since they were in a position to experiment, they should. This helped them reestablish credibility as an "alternative" group. Referring to this song's musical departure from U2's wildly successful 1987 album, Bono called it "The sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree."

The Fly FAQs

Who sang The Fly?

The Fly was performed by U2

What year did The Fly get to the UK number 1 spot?

The Fly first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 2, 1991

How long was The Fly at number 1 in the UK?

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