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Unusual Christmas Number 1S

12th December 2013 | Posted in Music by H. Simpson
The Christmas number one slot went through a phase of being the latest X Factor winner's song, well not any more, the cycle has been broken! But it hasn't always been just a simple ballad that made the top spot, see if you can remember any of these random choices! Little Jimmy Osmond: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - This was number one in 1972 due to the high success of the Osmonds at the time. Jimmy was the youngest out of the clan and became the youngest person to ever reach number one in the UK singles chart aged just nine. The Pet Shop Boys: Always On My Mind - A cover of Elvis Presley, the group performed the song for a one off TV programme 'Love Me Tender' in 1987, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of Elvis' death. The performance was that well received that they decided to release it as a single which became Christmas number one that year and continued to top the charts for four weeks. Mr Blobby: Mr Blobby - Due to the success of Noel Edmond's House Party at the time, Mr Blobby's song reached number one in the charts, to then be knocked off the top spot by Take That's 'Babe'. A week later, Mr Blobby was back in time for the 1993 Christmas number one and remained there for two weeks. This was voted the worst Christmas song ever in a poll by HMV in 2002. Michael Jackson: Earth Song - One of the most memorable things about this song is the video. It was shot in four different locations around the world and even got nominated for a Grammy. This song is in actual fact Michael Jackson's best selling song and was the UK Christmas number one in 1995. Bob The Builder: Can We Fix It? - This may have come at a surprise by everyone, but the annoying song was actually the biggest selling single of 2000, even appearing 80th in the all time UK bestsellers list! Wow! Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman: Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams joined forces with Nicole Kidman for this song which was an unusual duet choice and probably why it was so successful, becoming Christmas number one in 2001. Girls Aloud: Sound Of The Underground - Girl's Aloud's first ever single was released in 2002 just after winning the show Pop Stars: The Rivals. This was the start of reality show winners bagging the Christmas number one spot, that is until... Rage Against The Machine: Killing In The Name - ...Killing in the Name killed this tradition of the X Factor Christmas number ones. A campaign on Facebook in 2009 ensured that the Rage Against the Machine song came top, 15 years after the songs first release. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules: Mad World - The original version of this was by Tears for Fears in 1982 but was reinvented as a slower version by composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules in 2001. This gained a lot of recognition from being the soundtrack to the film Donnie Darko which became a cult classic. It wasn't until two years later though, that this version became the UK's Christmas number one. The Justice Collective: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - This was released for the Hillsborough disaster as a charity single after the Everton Hillsborough tribute. Many stars collaborated on the song including Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams and Beverley Knight.

What will be this years number one?

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