Christmas Number Ones - 2 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 9th December 2015
  1. What was the Spice Girls first UK Christmas number one in 1996? "2 Become 1".
  2. Who was the first woman to have the UK Christmas number one? Winifred Atwell, "Lets Have Another Party" in 1954.
  3. Who had the first UK number one version of "Mary's Boy Child"? Harry Belafonte (1957).
  4. As at 2015, which year was the last single with "Christmas" in the title to be the UK Christmas number one? 2004
  5. What was Shakin' Stevens' only UK Christmas number one in 1985? "Merry Christmas Everyone".
  6. What THREE words in brackets complete the John and Yoko Christmas hit, "Happy Xmas"? War is Over.
  7. Who sang the opening line of "Do They Know It's Christmas" for Band Aid 20 in 2004? Chris Martin.
  8. What was Cliff Richard's 1988 UK Christmas number one? "Mistletoe & Wine".
  9. What was Elvis Presley's only UK Christmas number 1 in 1962? "Return to Sender".
  10. Who took an Elvis cover to the Christmas top spot in 1987? Pet Shop Boys.
  11. In which year did Slade gain the UK Christmas number one? 1973
  12. Which Christmas number one featured in the 2001 cult classic movie "Donnie Darko"? "Mad World".
  13. Who spent 4 weeks at the top of the US charts in 2011 with "All I Want For Christmas is You"? Michael Buble.
  14. What was the last Beatles' Christmas number one? "Hello Goodbye" in 1967.
  15. How many times has Cliff Richard featured on a Christmas number 1 single? Three.
  16. What group kept X Factor winner Joe McEldrey off the top spot at Christmas 2009? Rage Against the Machine.
  17. Which composer did a Facebook campaign try to get to number 1 at Christmas 2011 with 4 and a half minutes of silence? John Cage.
  18. What was the first UK Christmas number one to have "Christmas" in the title? "Christmas Alphabet" by Dickie Valentine in 1955.
  19. What was Cliff Richard's 1990 UK Christmas number one? "Saviour's Day".
  20. From 1952 to 2014, how many UK Christmas number ones have had Christmas in the title? Seven.

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