UK Number Ones 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 25th March 2012
  1. What was the UK number one when the charts were first published in 1952? "Here in my Heart" by Al Martino.
  2. Which single in 1957 became the first number one to last longer than FOUR minutes? "Mary's Boy Child" by Harry Belafonte.
  3. Who was the first act to enter the charts at number one with consecutive records? Slade [1973 with "Cum on Feel the Noize" & "Squeeze Me Pleese Me"].
  4. Which Elvis Presley re-issue became the UK's 1000th number one in January 2005? "One Night"/ "I Got Stung".
  5. What was the last UK number one of the Twentieth Century? "I Have a Dream"/ "Seasons in the Sun" by Westlife.
  6. Which song provided Iron Maiden with their only number one in January 1991? "Bring Your Daughter..To the Slaughter".
  7. Which song provided The Hollies with their last number one in 1988? "He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother".
  8. Which number did Paul Hardcastle take to number one for five weeks in 1985? "19".
  9. Which TWO stars from TV's "It Ain't Half Hot Mum" had a number one in 1975? Windsor Davies & Don Estelle with "Whispering Grass".
  10. Which song provided number ones for both Tommy Steele and Guy Mitchell in 1957? "Singing the Blues".
  11. What the LAST number one of the Swinging Sixties? "Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris.
  12. In addition to penning most of The Beatles hits, Lennon and McCartney wrote number ones for many other artists. Which of these was the first to hit number one? "Bad to Me" by Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas.
  13. Which was the first ever UK number one by a British artist? "Broken Wings" by The Stargazers in April 1955.
  14. Who duetted with the late Eva Cassidy on the 2007 number one "What a Wonderful World"? Katie Melua.
  15. Which TWO singles provided Blur were their only number ones? "Country House" [1995] and "Beetlebum" [1997].
  16. Although originally recorded as a BBC promotion, which Lou Reed song was released as a charity single for "Children in Need" reaching number one for 3 weeks? "Perfect Day".
  17. Which record was the first to top the charts in the Eighties? "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd.
  18. Which song provided Whitney Houston with her first UK number one single? "Saving All my Love for You" [1985].
  19. Who joined with Gareth Gates on his 2003 number one "Spirit in the Sky"? TV's The Kumars.
  20. Which artist has had the most UK number ones? Elvis Presley [21 chart toppers with 18 different songs].

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