Under the Bridge by All Saints was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 9, 1998 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis wrote this about his days as a heroin addict and the loneliness that went with it. The bridge mentioned in the song is a place where he sometimes went to buy drugs and get high. This was the biggest hit for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was not typical of their sound. This was a ballad, but most of their songs to that point were hard rock or funk. The song was covered in 1998 by UK girl band All Saints, where it was arguably changed to a run-of-the-mill love song. Notable changes were the line "City of Angels" to "City of cities," "I walk through her hills" to "I walk through his field" and a complete deletion of the last verse due to the drug references.
Who sang Under the Bridge?
Under the Bridge was performed by All Saints
What year did Under the Bridge get to the UK number 1 spot?
Under the Bridge first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 9, 1998
How long was Under the Bridge at number 1 in the UK?
Under the Bridge spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.