There is something so special about a Christmas number one – you either love of hate it; either way it always evokes strong memories when you hear it again. Nothing is quite as good as music at opening the memory floodgates.
Here are a few little whimsical facts and figures for your seasonal entertainment…
- Did you know that Christmas 1963, 64 and 65 the Beatles were number one with ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out’ respectively. This three year on-a-trot hit didn’t happen again until 1996, 97 and 98, when the Spice Girls repeated this amazing feat with ‘2 Become 1’, ‘Too Much’ and ‘Goodbye’.
- The late great Elvis incredibly only had one record in pole position at Christmas and that was ‘Return to Sender’ in 1962.
- Cliff Richard had his first Christmas number one in 1960, with ‘I Love You’ and then had to wait another 28 years to grab that slot again, which he did with ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ and then only 2 years later he bagged the spot with ‘Saviour’s Day’.
- The record to hold the number one slot over Christmas for an incredible 10 weeks was Whitney Houston’s ‘ I Will Always Love You’ in 1992.
- Not many comical records make the grade at this time of year but two that have, were recorded 22 years apart. Now, who remembers Benny Hill’s ‘Ernie’ and Mr Blobby’s ‘Mr Blobby’?
Records in bold are in our store now if you fancy revisiting Christmas past. Enjoy!