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A look back at every Christmas number one since 1980

Good times.

THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL about the Christmas number one. 

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It means so much more than any other week of the year, and that’s potentially because it get revisited every year around this time. 

And with that in mind, we decided to look back through the musical archives at what everyone was bopping to in the years gone by.  

It’s been a fairly mixed bunch over the years with pretty much every genre making an appearance. And we can’t help but get nostalgic hearing some of these chart-toppers again. 

So, from Christmas classics to forgotten pop gems, we’d be very surprised if you didn’t remember the majority of these hits. 

 

 

1980 St Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma

TOTP from the 80s / YouTube

 

1981 ABBA – One of Us

AbbaVEVO / YouTube

 

 

1982 Renee and Renato – Save Your Love

fritz51316 / YouTube

 

1983 Flying Pickets – Only You

LotharZ / YouTube

 

1984 Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

PhoneixRising100 / YouTube

 

1985 Dermot Morgan – Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood

craigavonvideo / YouTube

 

1986 The Housemartins – Caravan of Love

laserdisc70 / YouTube

 

1987 The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

ThePoguesOfficial / YouTube

 

1988 Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine

RHINO / YouTube

 

1989 Band Aid II – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

kamikatze07 / YouTube

 

1990 Zig and Zag -The Christmas No.1

Shane OB / YouTube

 

1991 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are the Days of Our Lives

Queen Official / YouTube

 

1992 Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

whitneyhoustonVEVO / YouTube

 

1993 Take That – Babe

TakeThatVEVO / YouTube

 

1994 East 17 – Stay Another Day

London Recordings / YouTube

 

1995 Boyzone – Father and Son

BoyzoneVEVO / YouTube

 

1996 Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

SpiceGirlsVEVO / YouTube

 

1997 Various artists for Children in Need – Perfect Day

camnai50 / YouTube

 

1998 Spice Girls – Goodbye

SpiceGirlsVEVO / YouTube

 

1999 Westlife – I Have a Dream

westlifeVEVO / YouTube

 

2000 Eminem – Stan

EminemVEVO / YouTube

 

2001 Kate Winslet – What If

ChrisHortonProds / YouTube

 

2002 Eminem – Lose Yourself

msvogue23 / YouTube

 

2003 Will Young – Leave Right Now

willyoungVEVO / YouTube

 

2004 Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Not Available on Youtube, Yet. / YouTube

 

2005 Mario Rosenstock – Gift Grub/Leave Right Now

Mario Rosenstock - Topic / YouTube

 

2006 Leona Lewis – A Moment Like This

leonalewisVEVO / YouTube

 

2007 Leon Jackson – When You Believe

twatpants111 / YouTube

 

2008 Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah

AlexandraburkeVEVO / YouTube

 

2009 Joe McElderry – The Climb

JoeMcElderryVEVO / YouTube

 

2010 Matt Cardle – When We Collide

MattCardleVEVO / YouTube

 

2011 Little Mix – Cannonball

LittleMixXFVEVO / YouTube

 

2012 James Arthur – Impossible

JamesAVEVO / YouTube

 

2013 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper

SamBaileyMusicVEVO / YouTube

 

2014 Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

MarkRonsonVEVO / YouTube

 

2015 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

JustinBieberVEVO / YouTube

 

2016 Clean Bandit ft.Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – Rockabye

Clean Bandit / YouTube

 

2017 Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Ed Sheeran / YouTube

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