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Christmas Number One Singles (Music) United Kingdom


Christmas No 1 Single (UK) Background Facts:
  • The list below is of Christmas number one singles in the United Kingdom.
  • The Christmas number one single is that single at the top of the UK Singles Chart on the week before Christmas Day.
  • Positions of all songs are based on a week of sales, from Sunday to Saturday.
  • The official UK Singles Chart began in 1952, after appearing in the New Musical Express.
  • Recently (from 2005-2008) the winners of The X Factor UK have taken the number 1 spot.
  • In 2009 a campaign was started on Facebook.com to make Rage Against the Machine's (RATM) 1992 single "Killing in the Name" the winner.
  • The Facebook RATM campaign was successful at producing the UK Christmas number one with a download-only single.
Previous Christmas No 1 Single Winners (1952-2009):
  • 1952 - Al Martino - "Here in My Heart"
  • 1953 - Frankie Laine - "Answer Me"
  • 1954 - Winifred Atwell - "Let's Have Another Party"
  • 1955 - Dickie Valentine - "Christmas Alphabet"
  • 1956 - Johnnie Ray - "Just Walkin' in the Rain"
  • 1957 - Harry Belafonte - "Mary's Boy Child"
  • 1958 - Conway Twitty - "It's Only Make Believe"
  • 1959 - Emile Ford & The Checkmates - "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"
  • 1960 - Cliff Richard & The Shadows - "I Love You"
  • 1961 - Danny Williams - "Moon River"
  • 1962 - Elvis Presley - "Return to Sender"
  • 1963 - The Beatles - "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • 1964 - The Beatles - "I Feel Fine"
  • 1965 - The Beatles - "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out"
  • 1966 - Tom Jones - "Green Green Grass of Home"
  • 1967 - The Beatles - "Hello, Goodbye"
  • 1968 - The Scaffold - "Lily the Pink"
  • 1969 - Rolf Harris - "Two Little Boys"
  • 1970 - Dave Edmunds - "I Hear You Knocking"
  • 1971 - Benny Hill - "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)"
  • 1972 - Little Jimmy Osmond - "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool"
  • 1973 - Slade - "Merry Xmas Everybody"
  • 1974 - Mud - "Lonely This Christmas"
  • 1975 - Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • 1976 - Johnny Mathis - "When A Child Is Born (Soleado)"
  • 1977 - Wings - "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School"
  • 1978 - Boney M - "Mary's Boy Child" / "Oh My Lord"
  • 1979 - Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"
  • 1980 - St Winifred's School Choir - "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma"
  • 1981 - The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"
  • 1982 - Renée and Renato - "Save Your Love"
  • 1983 - The Flying Pickets - "Only You"
  • 1984 - Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
  • 1985 - Shakin' Stevens - "Merry Christmas Everyone"
  • 1986 - Jackie Wilson - "Reet Petite"
  • 1987 - Pet Shop Boys - "Always on My Mind"
  • 1988 - Cliff Richard - "Mistletoe and Wine"
  • 1989 - Band Aid II - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
  • 1990 - Cliff Richard - "Saviour's Day"
  • 1991 - Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
  • 1992 - Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
  • 1993 - Mr Blobby - "Mr Blobby"
  • 1994 - East 17 - "Stay Another Day"
  • 1995 - Michael Jackson - "Earth Song"
  • 1996 - Spice Girls - "2 Become 1"
  • 1997 - Spice Girls - "Too Much"
  • 1998 - Spice Girls - "Goodbye"
  • 1999 - Westlife - "I Have A Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun"
  • 2000 - Bob The Builder - "Can We Fix It?"
  • 2001 - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman - "Somethin' Stupid"
  • 2002 - Girls Aloud - "Sound of the Underground"
  • 2003 - Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - "Mad World"
  • 2004 - Band Aid 20 - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
  • 2005 - Shayne Ward - "That's My Goal"
  • 2006 - Leona Lewis - "A Moment Like This"
  • 2007 - Leon Jackson - "When You Believe"
  • 2008 - Alexandra Burke - "Hallelujah"
  • 2009 - Rage Against the Machine (pictured) - "Killing in the Name"

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