I am a massive music fan; Spotify is my everything – My Play list is actually called ‘Life’! Not a day goes by without me having my tunes on. That’s why every Tuesday I like to share the musical love with you guys, in a post I call ‘Tuesday Tunes’
As this will be the last ‘Tuesday Tunes’ before I give the blog over to ‘All Things Christmas’, I thought I would pick a few non-christmas tunes…that still made it to Christmas number one in the UK charts.
Fun Fact 1: The UK charts started in 1952. Fun Fact 2: Since then, only 12 of the Christmas number one songs, have actually been Christmas songs, so I have plenty to choose from.
Here are my top 5 number ones.
The Beatles- Hello, Goodbye:
There were a swathe of Beatles Christmas Number One’s during the 1960’s; every year from ’63 to ’65 and then this tune in 1967.
Pink Floyd – Another brick in the wall:
This 6 minute epic from Pink Floyd was 1979’s tune, the groups only UK number one.
Renee and Renato – Save your love:
Sorry – not sorry for my eighties choice!
I remember watching this on Top of the Pops back in 1982.
Michael Jackson – Earth Song:
This tune will always be one of my favourite Michael Jackson songs.
I was bought this single in 1995, for our first Christmas in our new flat.
Girls Aloud – Sound of The Underground:
2002 – before the X-Factor took over the Christmas charts, there was Popstars: the rivals. This debut tune from Girls Aloud started a craze I am glad seems to be slowly abating.
Have you got a favourite non-christmassy Christmas tunes? Any songs specific to your country that really need to be shared? Let me know in the comments.