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Biggest Hits At Christmas

By popular request, here is a Top 100 based on chart performance over the Christmas period / early new year.

Basing any 'all-time' chart on such a narrow snapshot of weeks is sure to produce quirks and there are some here to be sure! Ties are broken using yearly sales figures.

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All-Time Biggest Hits at Christmas
   1QueenBohemian Rhapsody1975/1991
   2Band AidDo They Know It's Christmas?1984/1985
   3Jackie WilsonReet Petite1957/1986
   4SladeMerry Xmas Everybody1973/1981/1983/1998
   5Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love You1992/1993
   6Bill Haley & His CometsRock Around The Clock1954/1955/1956
   7Pink FloydAnother Brick In The Wall1979
   8WestlifeI Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun1999
   9Spice Girls2 Become 11996
   10Michael JacksonEarth Song1995
   11MudLonely This Christmas1974
   12WingsMull Of Kintyre1977
   13Leona LewisA Moment Like This2006
   14BeatlesDay Tripper / We Can Work It Out1965
   15Girls AloudSound Of The Underground2002
   16Michael Andrews featuring Gary JulesMad World2003
   17Shane WardThat's My Goal2005
   18Little Jimmy OsmondLong Haired Lover From Liverpool1972
   19Tom JonesGreen Green Grass Of Home1966
   20BeatlesHello Goodbye1967
   21Rolf HarrisTwo Little Boys1969
   22BeatlesI Want To Hold Your Hand1963
   23Emile Ford & The CheckmatesWhat Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For1959
   24Conway TwittyIt's Only Make Believe1958
   25Wham!Last Christmas1984/1985
   26Village PeopleYMCA1978/1993
   27Human LeagueDon't You Want Me1981
   28BeatlesI Feel Fine1964
   29Pet Shop BoysAlways On My Mind1987
   30Kylie & JasonEspecially For You1988
   31Johnny MathisWhen A Child Is Born1976
   32ScaffoldLily The Pink1968
   33Clive DunnGrandad1970
   34Band Aid 20Do They Know It's Christmas?2004
   35Cliff RichardThe Next Time / Bachelor Boy1962
   36Cliff RichardI Love You1960
   37John LennonImagine1975/1980/1999
   38Spice GirlsToo Much1997
   39Renee & RenatoSave Your Love1982
   40Shakin' StevensMerry Christmas Everyone1985
   41Robbie Williams & Nicole KidmanSomethin' Stupid2001
   42Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi GangTwist And Shout1993
   43Danny WilliamsMoon River1961
   44John LennonHappy Christmas (War Is Over)1972/1980/81
   45Bob The BuilderCan We Fix It2000
   46East 17Stay Another Day1994
   47Band Aid IIDo They Know It's Christmas?1989
   48New SeekersI'd Like To Teach The World To Sing1971
   49St Winifred's School ChoirThere's No One Quite Like Grandma1980
   50Eddie CalvertOh Mein Papa1953
   51NizlopiJCB Song2005
   52WizzardI Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday1973/1984
   53Dave EdmundsI Hear You Knocking1970
   54Elvis PresleyReturn To Sender1962
   55Guy MitchellSinging The Blues1956
   56Flying PicketsOnly You1983
   57Harry BelafonteMary's Boy Child1957
   58Take ThatPatience2006
   59Daniel BedingfieldGotta Get Thru This2001
   60Benny HillErnie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)1971
   61StepsHeartbeat / Tragedy1998
   62Bucks FizzThe Land of Make Believe1981
   63Belinda CarlisleHeaven Is A Place On Earth1987
   64Iron MaidenBring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter1990
   65Johnnie RayJust Walking In The Rain1956
   66Phil CollinsYou Can't Hurry Love1982
   67AbbaI Have A Dream1979
   68Whitney HoustonSaving All My Love For You1985
   69HousemartinsCaravan of Love1986
   70Brighouse & Rastrick Brass BandFloral Dance1977
   71SeekersMorningtown Ride1966
   72BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour (EP)1967
   73Kenny Rogers & The First EditionRuby Don't Take Your Love To Town1969
   74Adam FaithWhat Do You Want?1959
   75Lord Rockingham's XIHoots Mon1958
   76Boney MMary's Boy Child1978
   77Dickie ValentineFinger Of Suspicion1954
   78Various ArtistsPerfect Day1997
   79ChefChocolate Salty Balls (PS I Love You)1998
   80Pet Shop BoysWest End Girls1985
   81Winifred AtwellLet's Have Another Party1954
   82Petula ClarkDowntown1964/1988
   83RednexCotton Eye Joe1994
   84Johnny TillotsonPoetry In Motion1960
   85Georgie FameYeh Yeh1964
   86BoyzoneFather And Son1995
   87Jason DonovanWhen You Come Back To Me1989
   88ErasureStop (Crackers International EP)1988
   89Greg LakeI Believe In Father Christmas1975
   90New SeekersYou Won't Find Another Fool Like Me1973
   91Cliff RichardWind Me Up (Let Me Go)1965
   92Cheeky GirlsCheeky Song (Touch My Bum)2002
   93FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup1968
   94Ozzy & Kelly OsbourneChanges2003
   95MarmaladeOb-La-Di Ob-La-Da1968
   96Frankie LaineAnswer Me1953
   97Mr BlobbyMr Blobby1993
   98ShowaddywaddyUnder The Moon Of Love1976
   99KLF featuring Tammy WynetteJustified And Ancient1991
   100Johnny Otis Show With Marie AdamsMa, He's Making Eyes At Me1957

  • Dropped out in 2006: Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Ball Of Fire (1957) and The Spice Girls - "Goodbye" (1998)
  • Dropped out in 2005: John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over" (1980) and Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby" (1990)

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