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XMAS Number Ones over the Last Thirty Years

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“My! My! Time flies!” as Enya once proclaimed in a song on her Christmas album, ‘And Winter Came’. And while these words ring true, we thought you’d enjoy taking a nostalgic look over the songs that achieve the prestigious title of Christmas number one over the last 30 years.

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’

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 – ‘Two Become One’

1997
Spice Girls – ‘Too Much’

1998
Spice Girls – ‘Goodbye’

1999
Westlife – ‘I Have a Dream’

2000
Bob the Builder – ‘Can We Fix It?’

2001
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman – ‘Somethin’ Stupid’

2002
Girls Aloud – ‘Sound of the Underground’

2003
Michael Andrews and Gary Jules – ‘Mad World’

2004
Band Aid 20 – ‘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 Wolves with Gareth Malone – ‘Wherever You Are’

2012
The Justice Collective – ‘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’

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