While we are only a mere few days away from finding out who will be this year’s Christmas number one, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable in recent years.
Apologies to anyone who has “YES WE CAN” stuck in their heads for the next couple of hours…
Goodbye – Spice Girls, 1998
This one is a bit of an emotional one for us as it was the first single the Spice Girls released without Geri. The chorus lyrics, “Goodbye my friend”, rang true to all fans around the world who were sobbing into their union jack crop tops. Too.Much.To.Handle.
A Spice Girls reunion, Geri. A Spice Girls reunion.
Can We Fix It? – Bob The Builder, 2000
We’re not sure whether or not having a cartoon builder as the first Christmas number one of the Millenium is a good thing or a bad thing. It’s definitely a thing though…
Somethin’ Stupid – Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman, 2001
Over 30 years after Frank and Nancy Sinatra recorded this classic, Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman joined ex Take That member Robbie Williams on his Swing When You’re Winning album. The result was amazing and came the same year that Moulin Rouge became a massive hit for Kidman.
Sound of the Underground – Girls Aloud, 2002
Wor Chezza & co beat the boys back in 2002 to get to the top spot. A product of the TV show Postars: The Rivals, the girls went on to record some of the catchiest songs of the early noughties, including the epic ‘Love Machine’.
A Moment Like This – Leona Lewis, 2006
As Rita Ora recently reminded us (and Olly Murs), Leona Lewis is one of the most memorable contestants to have come from The X Factor and her debut single, ‘A Moment Like This’, quickly entered the charts in the number one spot.
FACT: American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson also released this as her debut song!
Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine, 2009
Back in 2009 American rockers Rage Against The Machine went head to head against The X Factor winner Joe McElderry with ‘Killing In The Name’. The single beat McElderry’s ‘The Climb’ by 50,000 copies to reach the top spot.
Will this year’s The X Factor winner Louisa Johnson reach the top spot with her Winner’s Song, ‘Forever Young’ or will Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ continue to dominate the chart? We will have to wait until Friday to find out!
You can catch Louisa, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie and all your favourite finalists at the X Factor Live Tour next year! Find your tickets here.
Get ready for some nostaligia with our Christmas Number Ones playlist!