Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream by Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, March 21, 2009 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Islands in the Stream" is a song written by the Bee Gees and sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. On March 8, 2009, Welsh actors Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon, in character as Vanessa Jenkins and Bryn West from the hit BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey, released a version of the song as a single for Comic Relief. Sir Tom Jones also features on the song, performing the final verse and chorus, whilst Robin Gibb appears on the single as a backing vocalist.Re-titled "(Barry) Islands in the Stream", in reference to the Barry Island setting of Gavin & Stacey, it entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart on March 15, 2009—for the week ending date March 21, 2009. This meant the Gibb Brothers had achieved number one songs in five successive decades, the first songwriters to achieve this feat. It also made Sir Tom Jones, at the age of 68, the oldest person to have a UK number one song.

Islands in the Stream FAQs

Who sang Islands in the Stream?

Islands in the Stream was performed by Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb

What year did Islands in the Stream get to the UK number 1 spot?

Islands in the Stream first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, March 21, 2009

How long was Islands in the Stream at number 1 in the UK?

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