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Christmas Number Ones In The 2010s
By Steve McSteveface
The Christmas Number One song in UK singles chart has always been a coveted prize for any music artist. The first Christmas number one of the new decade was “When We Collide” by Matt Cardle. A cover of a Biffy Clyro song from an X Factor winner that we never hear of anymore.
The 2011 Christmas number one was “Wherever You Are” by Military Wives. Here begins the “charity” Christmas single that we will see more of over the coming years.
2012 was “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Justice Collective. A great song and a great sentiment!
2013 was “Skyscraper” by Sam Bailey. Prison Officer turned X Factor winner gives up going to Greggs to sing songs.
2014 was an “Something I Need” by Ben Haenow. Nice to look at at but whatever happened to Ben?
Another charity feel-good song this time it is Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir with “A Bridge Over You”.
For 2016 it was “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit. Not at all festive, charitable or reality TV related and I hate Sean Paul. Next!
2017 it was Ed Sheeran & Beyonce with “Perfect”. Well, he did have about 100 versions of this song so one of them had to go to the top, right?
In 2018 “We Built This City” by LadBaby. Is this the beginning of the return of the novelty Christmas number one?
There’s still one space left for this decade so who will claim the last Christmas number one of the 2010s? Take a look at this year’s
contenders. Well, that’s the 2010s all done and we will have to wait 10 more years for the next decade to be complete but let’s hope for a real Christmassy sounding song soon.
Keep a look out for our other festive decades and don’t forget to listen to the entire playlist.
Let us know your favourite Christmas number one!
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