Beautiful Day by U2 was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 21, 2000 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The lyrics were inspired by Bono's experience with Jubilee 2000, a benefit urging politicians to drop the Third World Debt. U2 wrote this in stages. It changed drastically when Bono came up with the "Beautiful Day" lyric and the idea for the backing vocals. They knew it was a hit when their label boss Jimmy Iovine told them so. This was featured in television coverage of the 2000 Olympics from Australia. This won 2000 Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Performance By Duo Or Group. This was used extensively by Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.
Who sang Beautiful Day?
Beautiful Day was performed by U2
What year did Beautiful Day get to the UK number 1 spot?
Beautiful Day first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 21, 2000
How long was Beautiful Day at number 1 in the UK?
Beautiful Day spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.