UK Number Ones
13/08/2022

(Data last updated 26 July 2022)
Source: Wikipedia and Official Charts

(The year does not matter)



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So what is this all about?
Well my local pub quiz has a music round, you see. Most of the time that round consists of listening to the first bit of a song and guessing the artist, but the songs will all be UK Number One hits on the day of the quiz ... usually. Since this is the only category that you can predict the questions, I made this to help me study for that one round.
That's right! Every week I use this to try and memorise all the number ones for the quiz day and then when it comes to quiz time, boom!
This is still very much a work-in-progress (especially as I manually add the YouTube links every week), so if you use this and see any errors definitely let me know!

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1953
🎤 Frankie Laine
🎵 I Believe
🏢 Philips
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1954
🎤 David Whitfield with Mantovani and his Orchestra
🎵 Cara Mia
🏢 Decca
📅 10 week(s) at number 1
1955
🎤 Slim Whitman
🎵 Rose Marie
🏢 London
📅 11 week(s) at number 1
1956
🎤 Doris Day
🎵 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
🏢 Philips
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1957
🎤 Elvis Presley
🎵 All Shook Up
🏢 RCA
📅 7 week(s) at number 1
1958
🎤 The Everly Brothers
🎵 All I Have to Do Is Dream / Claudette
🏢 London
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1959
🎤 Cliff Richard and The Drifters
🎵 Living Doll
🏢 Columbia
📅 6 week(s) at number 1

Notes: The Drifters went on to be known as The Shadows
1960
🎤 Cliff Richard and The Shadows
🎵 Please Don't Tease
🏢 Columbia
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1961
🎤 Helen Shapiro
🎵 You Don't Know
🏢 Columbia
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1962
🎤 Frank Ifield
🎵 I Remember You
🏢 Columbia
📅 7 week(s) at number 1
1963
🎤 The Searchers
🎵 Sweets for My Sweet
🏢 Pye
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1964
🎤 Manfred Mann
🎵 Do Wah Diddy Diddy
🏢 HMV
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1965
🎤 The Beatles
🎵 Help!
🏢 Parlophone
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1966
🎤 The Troggs
🎵 With a Girl Like You
🏢 Fontana
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1967
🎤 Scott McKenzie
🎵 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
🏢 CBS
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1968
🎤 Tommy James and the Shondells
🎵 Mony Mony
🏢 Major Minor
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1969
🎤 The Rolling Stones
🎵 Honky Tonk Women
🏢 Decca
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
1970
🎤 Elvis Presley
🎵 The Wonder of You
🏢 RCA
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1971
🎤 T. Rex
🎵 Get It On
🏢 Fly
📅 4 week(s) at number 1

Notes: In the USA it was retitled as Bang a Gong (Get It On) to avoid confusion with the 1971 Chase song of the same name.
1972
🎤 Alice Cooper
🎵 School's Out
🏢 Warner Bros.
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1973
🎤 Gary Glitter
🎵 I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!)
🏢 Bell
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1974
🎤 The Three Degrees
🎵 When Will I See You Again
🏢 Philadelphia International
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1975
🎤 The Stylistics
🎵 Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
🏢 Avco
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1976
🎤 Elton John & Kiki Dee
🎵 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
🏢 Rocket
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1977
🎤 Donna Summer
🎵 I Feel Love
🏢 GTO/Casablanca
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1978
🎤 Commodores
🎵 Three Times a Lady
🏢 Motown
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
1979
🎤 The Boomtown Rats
🎵 I Don't Like Mondays
🏢 Ensign
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1980
🎤 ABBA
🎵 The Winner Takes It All
🏢 Epic
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1981
🎤 Shakin' Stevens
🎵 Green Door
🏢 Epic
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1982
🎤 Dexys Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
🎵 Come On Eileen
🏢 Mercury
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1983
🎤 KC and the Sunshine Band
🎵 Give It Up
🏢 Epic
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1984
🎤 George Michael
🎵 Careless Whisper
🏢 Epic
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1985
🎤 Madonna
🎵 Into the Groove
🏢 Sire
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1986
🎤 Chris de Burgh
🎵 The Lady in Red
🏢 A&M
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1987
🎤 Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
🎵 I Just Can't Stop Loving You
🏢 Epic
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
1988
🎤 Yazz and the Plastic Population
🎵 The Only Way Is Up
🏢 Big Life
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
1989
🎤 Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
🎵 Swing the Mood
🏢 Music Factory Dance
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
1990
🎤 Partners in Kryme
🎵 Turtle Power
🏢 SBK
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1991
🎤 Bryan Adams
🎵 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
🏢 A&M
📅 16 week(s) at number 1
1992
🎤 Snap!
🎵 Rhythm Is a Dancer
🏢 Arista
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
1993
🎤 Freddie Mercury
🎵 Living on My Own
🏢 Parlophone
📅 2 week(s) at number 1

Notes: Originally released in 1985, the 'No More Brothers' mix was released in 1993.
1994
🎤 Wet Wet Wet
🎵 Love Is All Around
🏢 The Precious Organisation
📅 15 week(s) at number 1
1995
🎤 Take That
🎵 Never Forget
🏢 RCA
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1996
🎤 Spice Girls
🎵 Wannabe
🏢 Virgin
📅 7 week(s) at number 1
1997
🎤 Will Smith
🎵 Men in Black
🏢 Columbia
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
1998
🎤 Boyzone
🎵 No Matter What
🏢 Polydor
📅 3 week(s) at number 1
1999
🎤 Ronan Keating
🎵 When You Say Nothing at All
🏢 Polydor
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
2000
🎤 Melanie C
🎵 I Turn to You
🏢 Virgin
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2001
🎤 So Solid Crew
🎵 21 Seconds
🏢 Relentless
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2002
🎤 Darius
🎵 Colourblind
🏢 Mercury
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
2003
🎤 Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul
🎵 Breathe
🏢 Arista
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
2004
🎤 Busted
🎵 Thunderbirds / 3am
🏢 Universal
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
2005
🎤 James Blunt
🎵 You're Beautiful
🏢 Atlantic
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
2006
🎤 Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
🎵 Hips Don't Lie
🏢 Epic
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
2007
🎤 Robyn and Kleerup
🎵 With Every Heartbeat
🏢 Konichiwa
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2008
🎤 Katy Perry
🎵 I Kissed a Girl
🏢 Virgin
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
2009
🎤 Tinchy Stryder featuring Amelle
🎵 Never Leave You
🏢 Fourth and Broadway
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2010
🎤 Ne-Yo
🎵 Beautiful Monster
🏢 Def Jam
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2011
🎤 Cher Lloyd
🎵 Swagger Jagger
🏢 Syco Music
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2012
🎤 Wiley featuring Ms D
🎵 Heatwave
🏢 One More Tune, Warner Bros.
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
2013
🎤 Miley Cyrus
🎵 We Can't Stop
🏢 RCA
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2014
🎤 Nico & Vinz
🎵 Am I Wrong
🏢 EMI, Warner Bros.
📅 2 week(s) at number 1
2015
🎤 One Direction
🎵 Drag Me Down
🏢 Syco Music
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2016
🎤 Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
🎵 Cold Water
🏢 Because Music
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
2017
🎤 Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
🎵 Feels
🏢 Sony/Columbia
📅 1 week(s) at number 1
2018
🎤 Drake
🎵 In My Feelings
🏢 Cash Money, Republic Records
📅 4 week(s) at number 1
2019
🎤 Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
🎵 Señorita
🏢 EMI, Syco
📅 5 week(s) at number 1
2020
🎤 Joel Corry featuring MNEK
🎵 Head & Heart
🏢 Asylum/Perfect Havoc
📅 6 week(s) at number 1
2021
🎤 Ed Sheeran
🎵 Bad Habits
🏢 Asylum
📅 11 week(s) at number 1