I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.

“The Moulin Rouge Theme” by Mantovani & His Orchestra was Number One on 15th June 1953 and it remained at number one for 1 week. This was from the original movie version of Moulin Rouge and not the one where Kylie Minogue is a little pixie.

It is a rather nice tune but there’s no words in this version.

If you much prefer to have words with your music then here’s good old Zsa Zsa Gabor adding some lyrics but if you have a fear of big hats and pom pom dresses then don’t watch it and stick with the instrumental.


Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.