Which artist took the longest time to get to Number One? It was Tony Christie with “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo”.

It took 34 Years, 10 Months, and 2 Days to be exact!

His single from November 1971, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo” was used in 2005 by comedian Peter Kaye in various TV performances, ultimately leading to a re-release in aid of Comic Relief.

That catapulted the track back into the chart – at number one – on  26th March 2005. 


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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.