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post Nov 23 2014, 06:41 PM
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Slightly early this week as there is precisely zero suspense over the number one single. This week's musings can be accessed from the front page or the latest news box.
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post Nov 24 2014, 09:23 AM
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As Do They Know It's Christmas is No.1 for the 4th time, & has its 13th Week at No.1, I compiled this List.

NOTE -- As you can see - Robson & Jerome have managed to be on each of the Top 2 Songs in this List!


SONGS WITH 10 - OR MORE - WEEKS AT No.1 IN THE UK SINGLES CHART

(W/E 15th November 1952 to W/E 29th November 2014)

1)... I BELIEVE - 22 Weeks

Frankie Laine - (1953) - 18 Weeks
Robson & Jerome - (1995) - 4 Weeks


2)... UNCHAINED MELODY - 18 Weeks

Jimmy Young - (1955) - 3 Weeks
Righteous Brothers - (1990) - 4 Weeks
Robson & Jerome - (1995) - 7 Weeks
Gareth Gates - (2002) - 4 Weeks


3)... (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU - (1991) - Bryan Adams - 16 Weeks


4)... LOVE IS ALL AROUND - (1994) - Wet Wet Wet - 15 Weeks


5)... BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - 14 Weeks

Queen - (1975/1976) - 9 Weeks
Queen - (1991/1992) - 5 Weeks - (As A Double ‘A’ Side with These Are The Days Of Our Lives)


6)... DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? - 13 Weeks

Band Aid - (1984/1985) - 5 Weeks
Band Aid II - (1989/1990) - 3 Weeks
Band Aid 20 - (2004/2005) - 4 Weeks
Band Aid 30 - (2014) - 1 Week


7)= ROSEMARIE - (1955) - Slim Whitman - 11 Weeks

7)= YOUNG LOVE - 11 Weeks

Tab Hunter - (1957) - 7 Weeks
Donny Osmond - (1973) - 4 Weeks

7)= MARY’S BOY CHILD - 11 Weeks

Harry Belafonte - (1957/1958) - 7 Weeks
Boney M - (1978/1979) - 4 Weeks -- (As a Medley with Oh My Lord)


10)= ANSWER ME - 10 Weeks - On the W/E 12th December 1953 the 2 versions were jointly at No.1

Frankie Laine - (1953/1954) - 8 Weeks
David Whitfield - (1953) - 2 Weeks

10)= CARA MIA - (1954) - David Whitfield with Chorus & Mantovani & His Orchestra - 10 Weeks

10)= I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - (1992/1993) - Whitney Houston - 10 Weeks

10)= UMBRELLA - (2007) - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z - 10 Weeks


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post Nov 24 2014, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for that list Colin. Interesting that three songs that have been the Christmas number one on two or more occasions are high in the list.
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