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post Dec 18 2020, 10:10 AM
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Since the race for the Christmas number one single is now well and truly on, here is every Christmas number one since the UK Singles Chart’s inception:

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 and the Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
1960: Cliff Richard and 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 Thr West)
1972: 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 (Pt. 2)
1980: St. Winifred’s School Choir - There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
1981: The Human League - Do You Want Me
1982: Reneé 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 29 - 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 - Killing In The Name
2010: Matt Cardle - When We Collide
2011: Military Wives & Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
2012: The Justice League - He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
2013: Sam Bailey - Skyscraper
2014: Ben Haenow - Something I Need
2015: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir - A Bridge Over You
2016: Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye
2017: Ed Sheeran - Perfect
2018: LadBaby - We Built This City
2019: LadBaby - I Love Sausage Rolls

Who is your pick for the 2020 Christmas number one?


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post Dec 18 2020, 11:03 AM
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Save Your Love is a masterpiece. heart.gif

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post Dec 18 2020, 11:11 AM
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I still can't get over Mr Blobby beating Take That to Christmas number one in 1993, that has to go down as the worst Christmas number one ever.
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post Dec 18 2020, 11:17 AM
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My absolute favourites:

1954: Winifred Atwell - Let’s Have Another Party
1959: Emile Ford and the Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
1961: Danny Williams - Moon River
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
1967: The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye
1973: Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
1975: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
1978: Boney M. - Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord
1979: Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)
1981: The Human League - Don't You Want Me
1984: Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas?
1985: Shakin’ Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
1987: Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
1994: East 17 - Stay Another Day
1995: Michael Jackson - Earth Song
1996: Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
1997: Spice Girls - Too Much
2002: Girls Aloud - Sound Of The Underground
2003: Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - Mad World
2009: Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
2016: Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye

Pink Floyd probably the best of the best. wub.gif

Not heard the new LadBaby song yet (which will inevitably be the latest addition) but expectations are low after the last two kink.gif
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post Dec 18 2020, 11:47 AM
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Starts from the 80s with sales, it needs updating... If someone can finish it off it be great as I need to get on

Singles
1980 St. Winifred’s School Choir There’s no one quite like grandma 189,000
1981 Human League Don’t you want me 188,000
1982 Renee & Renato Save your love 121,000
1983 Flying Pickets Only you 174,000
1984 Band Aid Do they know it’s Christmas 882,000
1985 Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone 145,000
1986 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (The sweetest girl in town) 135,000
1987 Pet Shop Boys Always on my mind 107,000
1988 Cliff Richard Mistletoe and Wine 210,000
1989 Band Aid II Do they know it’s Christmas 198,000

1990 Cliff Richard Saviours Day 102,000
1991 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These are the best days of our lives 279,000
1992 Whitney Houston I will always love you 217,000
1993 Mr. Blobby Mr. Blobby 92,500
1994 East 17 Just another day 204,000
1995 Michael Jackson Earth Song 261,851
1996 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 429,000
1997 Spice Girls Too Much 252,000
1998 Spice Girls Goodbye 380,000
1999 Westlife I have a dream / Seasons in the sun 213,000

2000 Bob the Builder Can we fix it? 359,639
2001 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin’ Stupid 110,000
2002 Girls Aloud Sound of the Underground 213,140
2003 Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules Mad World 227,547
2004 Band Aid 20 Do They Know Its Christmas? 231,492
2005 Shayne Ward That’s My Goal 742,180
2006 Leona Lewis A Moment Like This 571,992
2007 Leon Jackson When You Believe 275,742
2008 Alexandra Burke Hallelujah 576,046
2009 Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name 502,672

2010 Matt Cardle When We Collide 439,007
2011 Military Wives with Gareth Malone Wherever You Are 555,622
2012 The Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 269,248
2013 Sam Bailey Skyscraper 148,853
2014 Ben Haenow Somethiing I Need 214,000
2015 The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir – A Bridge Over You 127,490
2016 Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye 57,361
2017 Ed Sheeran - Perfect 85,397
2018 LadBaby - We Built This City 75,442
2019 LadBaby - I Love Sausage Rolls 92,896



Albums

1990 Madonna The Immaculate Collection 340,000
1991 Queen Greatest Hits II 179,000
1992 Cher Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 193,000
1993 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell 189,000
1994 Beautiful South Carry On Up The Charts - The Best Of The Beautiful South 264,258
1995 Robson & Jerome Robson & Jerome 483,000
1996 Spice Girls Spice 439,000
1997 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 219,918
1998 George Michael Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best Of George Michael 308,714
1999 Shania Twain Come On Over 239,559

2000 The Beatles 1 422,042
2001 Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 365,208
2002 Robbie Williams Escapology 310,237
2003 Dido Life For Rent 270,652
2004 Robbie Williams Greatest Hits 183,871
2005 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits 314,553
2006 Take That Beautiful World 443,070
2007 Leona Lewis Spirit 286,437
2008 Take That The Circus 381,650
2009 Susan Boyle I Dreamed A Dream 352,612
2010 Take That Progress 330,251

2011 Michael Bublé Christmas 317,114
2012 Emeli Sandé Our Version Of Events 177,696
2013 Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways 126,330
2014 Ed Sheeran - X 214,000
2015 Adele – 25 449,870
2016 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Together
2017 Eminem - Revival
2018 The Greatest Showman - The Greatest Showman
2019 Rod Stewart - You’re In My Heart
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post Dec 18 2020, 11:58 AM
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Mariah should be number one or Wham or any Christmas song, better than these novelty songs that people won’t remember in a month time...
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post Dec 18 2020, 12:43 PM
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QUOTE(Dark Horse @ Dec 18 2020, 11:58 AM) *
Mariah should be number one or Wham or any Christmas song, better than these novelty songs that people won’t remember in a month time...


I agree. I’d love to see both Mariah and Wham in that list someday. I don’t think it’ll be this year, unfortunately.
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post Dec 18 2020, 12:45 PM
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Conversely I always tend to remember the novelty hits (assuming they're big hits in the first place). Wealdstone Raider & Lou Monte for example always get a spin on my Spotify every year biggrin.gif

Interesting that before LadBaby that last novelty #1 was way back in 2000. So it is very rare for novelty songs to actually go all the way to the top. LadBaby just makes it look so easy.
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post Dec 18 2020, 12:49 PM
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Wealdstone Raider is all year round for me!
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post Dec 18 2020, 12:57 PM
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We should do a quick rate of these to find out Buzzjacks favourite Christmas number 1, everyone just giving their top 20 or top 10.

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post Dec 18 2020, 01:10 PM
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Some great sales in the singles and albums there the notable exception being Mr Blobby lol but he was a big Saturday night Noel Edmonds show star then so no surprising the single sold alright. Lol at ‘Mistletoe and Wine outsold Band Aid 2 in Xmas week in 1988/89!
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post Dec 18 2020, 01:26 PM
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Albums
2001 Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 365,208
2002 Robbie Williams Escapology 310,237
2004 Robbie Williams Greatest Hits 183,871
[2006 Take That Beautiful World 443,070]
[2008 Take That The Circus 381,650]
[2010 Take That Progress 330,251]
2013 Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways 126,330

Pretty amazing! Whatever happened to Robbie recently?
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post Dec 18 2020, 01:37 PM
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2015 Adele – 25 449,870

And on her fifth week in the chart when she'd already sold 2m copies in the first 4 weeks. What an icon *.*
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post Dec 18 2020, 01:45 PM
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For completeness sake (in the singles):
2016 Rockabye 57,361
2017 Perfect 85,397
2018 We Built This City 75,442
2019 I Love Sausage Rolls 92,896

Rockabye the lowest Christmas #1 weekly sale of the last 40 years by some distance!
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post Dec 18 2020, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE(ben08 @ Dec 18 2020, 01:26 PM) *
Albums
2001 Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 365,208
2002 Robbie Williams Escapology 310,237
2004 Robbie Williams Greatest Hits 183,871
[2006 Take That Beautiful World 443,070]
[2008 Take That The Circus 381,650]
[2010 Take That Progress 330,251]
2013 Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways 126,330

Pretty amazing! Whatever happened to Robbie recently?


He's releasing coronavirus-related Christmas songs about Santa being on his way but keeping 2m away.
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post Dec 18 2020, 06:50 PM
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QUOTE(ben08 @ Dec 18 2020, 01:26 PM) *
Pretty amazing! Whatever happened to Robbie recently?


He wasn't too far off getting the Christmas #1 album again last year so I'd say... not much? x
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post Dec 18 2020, 07:11 PM
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The list of Christmas Number Ones from 2004 onwards is pitiful. sad.gif
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post Dec 18 2020, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE(Dobby Helms @ Dec :P 18 2020, 02:04 PM) *
He's releasing coronavirus-related Christmas songs about Santa being on his way but keeping 2m away.


Don’t knock a future Christmas classic
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post Dec 18 2020, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE(Joulupukki @ Dec 18 2020, 11:47 AM) *
1993 Mr. Blobby Mr. Blobby 92,500

2007 Leon Jackson When You Believe 275,742

2012 The Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 269,248


Mad thinking that these 3 songs were at one point top of the biggest sales week of the year, but now aren't available digitally at all. Band Aid II appeared on Spotify for the first time this year - surely these would pick up enough streams to make it worthwhile for the rights owners?


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post Dec 18 2020, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE(Christmasteve201 @ Dec 18 2020, 09:19 PM) *
Don’t knock a future Christmas classic


Walk This Sleigh is way better from Robbie Williams than his new Christmas song. I do have good memories of Walk This Sleigh despite it not being a UK hit as the chorus was used quite a bit as a soundbed in ITV's This Morning I think around Christmas in the early 00s.

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