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5 of the Best : Christmassy tunes, that just aren’t.

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’

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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.

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Mature (technically) graduate, vlogger, blogger, dreaming of travelling, mum of 4, K-pop addict, Japanese culture fan, and wannabe minimalist. And that is what this is all about... I am clearing, decluttering and "minimalising" with the long term aim of travelling and completing the adventures on my #kettlelist (Bucket list seems a bit final!) Come visit me on twitter and instagram @Pollyplaits , or on Youtube for my Polly put the kettle on (#PPTKO) weekly vlog that is DEFINITELY #NOTa50x50

7 thoughts on “5 of the Best : Christmassy tunes, that just aren’t.

    1. I am sorry to say I actually remembered the ones from the eighties onwards… And there was one horrific song on the ‘Christmas Number One’ list that triggers me so badly I have left shops to avoid it!
      Can’t even name it, it sets my anger off so much. I won’t even be adding it to the worst list, which will be coming soon…

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  1. I love your list! I didn’t realise “Another Brick in the Wall” AND ‘Sound of the Underground” were Christmas No. 1s!

    My list definitely has to include Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name of” and”Mad World”

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