My Favorite Christmas UK #1s

Christmas is almost a few days away.
In the UK the most important chart of all has to be the Christmas #1.
With the news that Alexandra Burke who is a contestant of X-Factor (This is how Leona Lewis got her start) has done her version of Hallelujah.
I prefer either Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright’s version.
But anyways I am compiling what is my favorite UK Christmas #1 through out the year.
Let’s reflect what songs were #1.
Be surprised with this Top 10 list.

  1. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984 Version)
  2. In my opinion, this has to be the best #1 Christmas single.
    The title says it all and the money went to aid for Africa.

  3. Flying Pickets – Only You (1983)
  4. I didn’t know this song was a Christmas #1.
    Not until Wong Kar Wai used this song at the end of his movie Fallen Angels (Which has to be simply the best ending of all HK films).

  5. Spice Girls – 2 Become 1 (1996)
  6. Their first Christmas #1.
    Its such a nice song which has that wintery feel.

  7. Spice Girls – Goodbye (1998)
  8. Their third Christmas #1.
    Its their first song where they are a foursome.
    Such a emotional song about friendship.
    Favorite part of the music video is when all four members are walking up the stairs. While singing
    ♪ Goodbye My Friend
    (I know you’re gone you said you’re gone but I can still feel you here)
    It’s not the end ♪

    (you gotta keep strong before the pain turns into fear)

  9. The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand (1963)
  10. Its my favorite song by them.
    Didn’t know it was considered a Christmas #1 but I just love this song.

  11. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind (1987)
  12. Who would have thought this cover would turn a Elvis track into a dance pop track.
    This song kept The Pogue’s Fairytales Of New York (now a Christmas tradition in the UK) from being #1.

  13. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody (1973)
  14. Another tradition for this song to be played every year.

  15. Michael Andrews and Gary Jules – Mad World (2003)
  16. Who would have thought the movie Donnie Darko which is now a cult classic, made this Christmas #1 in 2003.
    Considering the tone of the song and originally sung by Tears For Fear.
    One of the best Christmas #1 because you never know what would be #1 except now that X-Factor has taken over for the past 3 years.

  17. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (1991)
  18. I just have to put this on the list.
    Second time to enter #1, probably due to Wayne’s World

  19. East 17 – Stay Another Day
  20. I had to put this song by this boyband.
    The bells made it feel like winter has begun

So here’s to you a early Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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