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List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart

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This is a list of artists that have reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart as recorded by the Official Charts Company.

Artists are listed alphabetically and separately if more than one artist is credited on a song (e.g. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John each gets separate credits for their duet from Grease). Artists who performed on a song but not credited are not included although notable cases may be recorded in the Notes column. In the 20th century guest musicians or singers were sometimes credited and sometimes not, while it became more common to include featured artists in the early 21st century.

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Artist Number one singles Notes
10cc "Rubber Bullets" (1973)
"I'm Not in Love" (1975)
"Dreadlock Holiday" (1978)
112 "I'll Be Missing You" (1997) Featured artist on Puff Daddy's & Faith Evans' song.
2 Chainz "Talk Dirty" (2013) Featured artist on Jason Derulo song.
2 Unlimited "No Limit" (1993)
2Pac "Ghetto Gospel" (2005) Posthumous #1 for 2Pac, following his death on 13 September 1996.
21 Savage "Rockstar" (2017) Featured artist on Post Malone song.
3 of a Kind "Baby Cakes" (2004) One hit wonder
5 Seconds of Summer "She Looks So Perfect" (2014)
5ive "Keep On Movin'" (1999)
"We Will Rock You" (2000)
"Let's Dance" (2001)
911 "A Little Bit More" (1999)


Artist Number one singles Notes
A*M*E "Need U (100%)" (2013) One hit wonder
A-ha "The Sun Always Shines on TV" (1985)
a1 "Take On Me" (2000)
"Same Old Brand New You" (2000)
"Take On Me" was originally written and performed by A-ha.
ATB "9 PM (Till I Come)" (1999) Entered the charts at #1.
Aaliyah "More Than a Woman" (2002) Entered the charts at #1; posthumous #1 for Aaliyah, following her death on 25 August 2001.
ABBA "Waterloo" (1974)
"Mamma Mia" (1976)
"Fernando" (1976)
"Dancing Queen" (1976)
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" (1977)
"The Name of the Game" (1977)
"Take a Chance on Me" (1978)
"The Winner Takes It All" (1980)
"Super Trouper" (1980)
Ace of Base "All That She Wants" (1993)
Adam and the Ants "Stand and Deliver" (1981)
"Prince Charming" (1981)
"Stand and Deliver" entered the charts at #1.
Bryan Adams "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991)
"Don't Give Up" (2000)
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" was a UK million-seller and holds the record for most consecutive weeks at #1 (16). It Was also the biggest selling single of 1991. "Don't Give Up" was released as "Chicane featuring Bryan Adams" and entered the charts at #1.
Adamski "Killer" (1990) Seal was the uncredited vocalist on "Killer".
Adele "Someone Like You" (2011)
"Hello" (2015)
Adele was the first artist since The Beatles to have two Top 5 singles and albums in the charts simultaneously. "Someone Like You" was the biggest-selling single of 2011, selling over one million copies in the UK.[1]
Afrojack "Give Me Everything" (2011) As a featured artist, with Pitbull, Nayer and Ne-Yo.
Afroman "Because I Got High" (2001)
Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle" (1999)
"Lady Marmalade" (2001)
"Dirrty" (2002)
"Beautiful" (2003)
All of these singles entered the charts at #1; "Lady Marmalade" was released as "Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink", whereas "Dirrty" was released as "Christina Aguilera featuring Redman".
Akon "Lonely" (2005)
"Smack That" (2006)
"Sexy Bitch" (2009)
"Lonely" entered the charts at #1
"Smack That" features Eminem
Featured artist on "Sexy Bitch" with David Guetta.
Alesso "Under Control" (2013) With Calvin Harris and featuring Hurts.
Lily Allen "Smile" (2006)
"The Fear" (2009)
"Somewhere Only We Know" (2013)
"Somewhere Only We Know" was the first John Lewis Christmas advertisement, but when it was released as a single, it entered the chart at #1, where it remained for three non-consecutive weeks.
All Saints "Never Ever" (1997)
"Under the Bridge" / "Lady Marmalade" (1998)
"Bootie Call" (1998)
"Pure Shores" (2000)
"Black Coffee" (2000)
"Never Ever" was a UK million-seller; "Under the Bridge" / "Lady Marmalade", "Bootie Call", "'Pure Shores" and "Black Coffee" all entered the charts at #1.
Marc Almond "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" (1989) Released as "Marc Almond featuring special guest star Gene Pitney".
Althea & Donna "Uptown Top Ranking" (1977)
Amen Corner "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" (1969)
Tori Amos "Professional Widow" (1997) Remix by Armand Van Helden gave the American singer her only #1 hit.
Peter Andre "Flava" (1996)
"I Feel You" (1996)
"Mysterious Girl" (2004)
"Mysterious Girl" was previously release twice – in 1995 (reached #53) and in 1996 (reached #2). It finally got to the #1 spot after a campaign by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, following Andre's appearance in the ITV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!.
Michael Andrews "Mad World" (2003) This cover of a Tears for Fears hit from 1982 (which reached #3) was credited as Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules.
Aneka "Japanese Boy" (1981)
The Animals "House of the Rising Sun" (1964) "House of the Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song with its roots in the United States. Its authorship is uncertain. They were also a defining band during the British musical invasion of America.
Paul Anka "Diana" (1957)
Anne-Marie "Rockabye" (2016) Featured on a Clean Bandit song.
Another Level "Freak Me" (1998) Originally a US #1 for Silk in 1993.
Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes" (1982) Had other #1 singles with his band Adam and the Ants.
Gabrielle Aplin "The Power of Love" (2012) Cover of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song.
Aqua "Barbie Girl" (1997)
"Doctor Jones" (1998)
"Turn Back Time" (1998)
"Barbie Girl" was a UK million-seller.
Tasmin Archer "Sleeping Satellite" (1992)
The Archies "Sugar Sugar" (1969) The Archies are a cartoon band; This was also the biggest selling song of 1969.
Arctic Monkeys "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" (2005)
"When the Sun Goes Down" (2005)
These were their first two singles.
Louis Armstrong, Orchestra & Chorus "What a Wonderful World" (1968)
James Arthur "Impossible" (2012)
"Say You Won't Let Go" (2016)
Ninth X Factor winner.
Artists For Grenfell "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (2017)
Charity single, a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song, to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Ashanti "Wonderful" (2004) As a featured artists, alongside Ja Rule and R. Kelly.
Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" (1987) This was the biggest selling song of 1987 and is a million seller.
Aswad "Don't Turn Around" (1988) Originally recorded by Tina Turner.
Atomic Kitten "Whole Again" (2001)
"Eternal Flame" (2001)
"The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)" (2002)
"Eternal Flame" originally was sung by The Bangles and "The Tide Is High" by The Paragons.
Winifred Atwell "Let's Have Another Party" (1954)
"The Poor People of Paris" (1956)
Avery Storm "Nasty Girl" (2006) As a featured artist.
Avicii "I Could Be the One" (2013)
"Wake Me Up" (2013)
'I Could Be The One' also involves Nicky Romero and 'Wake Me Up' features Aloe Blacc.
Iggy Azalea "Problem" (2014) As a featured artist on Ariana Grande's song "Problem".
Charles Aznavour "She" (1974)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Katy B "Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" (2015) Featured on a KDA song with Tinie Tempah.
Mel B "I Want You Back" (1998) "I Want You Back" featured Missy Elliott; had several other #1 singles as a member of the Spice Girls.
B. Bumble and the Stingers "Nut Rocker" (1962)
B.o.B "Nothin' on You" (2010)
"Airplanes" (2010)
"Price Tag" (2011)
As a featured artist on "Price Tag", with Jessie J.
B*Witched "C'est la Vie" (1998)
"Rollercoaster" (1998)
"To You I Belong" (1998)
"Blame It on the Weatherman" (1999)
All four debuted at #1, making B*Witched the first group to achieve this feat with their first four singles.
Baby D "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (1994)
Babylon Zoo "Spaceman" (1996) Featured on advert for Levi Jeans.
Baccara "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" (1977) Baccara was the first Spanish act to top the UK Singles Chart with this song.
The Bachelors "Diane" (1964) Originally written as a theme song for the 1927 classic silent film Seventh Heaven.
Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" (1999) Went straight to number 1.
Baddiel and Skinner "Three Lions" (1996 and 2018)
"Three Lions" (1998)
Both singles featured The Lightning Seeds.
Philip Bailey "Easy Lover" (1985) "Easy Lover" featured Phil Collins.
Sam Bailey "Skyscraper" (2013) Winner of 'X Factor' in 2012.
Long John Baldry "Let the Heartaches Begin" (1967)
Michael Ball "You'll Never Walk Alone" (2020)
Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1984) Biggest selling song of 1984, set up to help and raise money for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia, it has now become the 2nd biggest selling song in UK history with close to 4 million sales.
Band Aid II "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1989)
Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (2004) Was the biggest selling single of 2004.
Band Aid 30 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (2014)
The Bangles "Eternal Flame" (1989)
Pato Banton "Baby Come Back" (1994)
Gary Barlow "Forever Love" (1996)
"Love Won't Wait" (1997)
"Sing" (2012)
J. J. Barrie "No Charge" (1974) Last Canadian number 1 in 17 years.
Shirley Bassey "As I Love You" (1961)
"Reach for the Stars" (1961)
"As I Love You" was recorded with Angela Morley.
Basshunter "Now You're Gone" (2008)
Bay City Rollers "Bye, Bye, Baby" (1975)
"Give a Little Love" (1975)
'Bye, Bye Baby' was the biggest selling song of 1975
The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" (1966)
"Do It Again" (1968)
'Good Vibrations’ cost the most money of any song to make at the time, thanks mostly due to the theremin, in total it cost approximately $50,000.
The Beatles "From Me to You" (1963)
"She Loves You" (1963)
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (1963)
"Can't Buy Me Love" (1964)
"A Hard Day's Night" (1964)
"I Feel Fine" (1964)
"Ticket to Ride" (1965)
"Help!" (1965)
We Can Work It Out" / "Day Tripper" (1965)
"Paperback Writer" (1966)
"Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine" (1966)
"All You Need is Love" (1967)
"Hello, Goodbye" (1967)
"Lady Madonna" (1968)
"Hey Jude" (1968)
"Get Back" (1969)
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969)
They set a record for most number 1s in the smallest time (17 in 6 years)
Beats International "Dub Be Good To Me" (1990)
The Beautiful South "A Little Time" (1990)
Robin Beck "First Time" (1988) Large sales increase due to Coca-Cola advert.
Daniel Bedingfield "Gotta Get Thru This" (2001)
"If You're Not The One" (2002)
"Never Gonna Leave Your Side" (2003)
Natasha Bedingfield "These Words" (2004)
The Bee Gees "Massachusetts" (1967)
"I've Gotta Get a Message to You" (1968)
"Night Fever" (1978)
"Tragedy" (1979)
"You Win Again" (1987)
'Night Fever' is taken form the extremely popular album 'Night Fever' form John Travolta dance extravagansa, 'Saturday Night Fever'.
Lou Bega "Mambo No. 5" (1999)
Harry Belafonte "Mary's Boy Child" (1957)
Lauren Bennett "Party Rock Anthem" (2011) Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Tony Bennett "Stranger in Paradise" (1955)
Berlin "Take My Breath Away" (1986) Appeared on the Top Gun soundtrack
Amelle Berrabah "Never Leave You" (2009) With Tinchy Stryder, others as part of the Sugababes.
Chuck Berry "My Ding-a-Ling" (1972) Return smash and also the rock n roll pioneers only number 1 single.
Nick Berry "Every Loser Wins" (1986) Heavily featured on EastEnders in 1986 and was sung by The Banned.
Beyoncé "Crazy in Love" (2003)
"Déjà Vu" (2006)
"Beautiful Liar" (2007)
"If I Were a Boy" (2008)
"Telephone" (2010)
"Crazy in Love" and "Déjà Vu" feature rapper, and Knowles' husband, Jay-Z, "Beautiful Liar" was a duet with Shakira, and she was the featured singer for Lady Gaga's single, "Telephone". Has other number ones as a part of Destiny's Child.
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?" (2015)
"Sorry" (2015)
"Love Yourself" (2015)
"Cold Water" (2016)
"I'm the One" (2017)
"Despacito (Remix)" (2017)
"I Don't Care" (2019)
"Cold Water" as featuring with Major Lazer and .
"I'm the One" with DJ Khaled, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.
"Despacito" with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

"I Don't Care" with Ed Sheeran

Big Sean "Feels" (2017) Featured on a Calvin Harris song alongside Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams
Bingo Players "Get Up (Rattle)" (2013) Featuring Far East Movement
Jane Birkin "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969)
Aloe Blacc "The Man" (2014) Also provides uncredited vocals on "Wake Me Up" by Avicii
Cilla Black "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964)
"You're My World" (1964)
Black Box "Ride On Time" (1989)
The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?" (2003)
"Boom Boom Pow" (2009)
"I Gotta Feeling" (2009)
"Meet Me Halfway" (2009)
"The Time (Dirty Bit)" (2010)
Will.I.Am and Fergie would have solo number 1s later on.
Black Legend "You See the Trouble with Me" (2000)
Benny Blanco "Eastside" (2018) with Halsey and Khalid
Blazin' Squad "Crossroads" (2002) Originally performed by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Blondie "Heart of Glass" (1979)
"Sunday Girl" (1979)
"Atomic" (1980)
"Call Me" (1980)
"The Tide Is High" (1980)
"Maria" (1999)
The Tide is High was originally sung by The Paragons and "Maria" was a return single for the band after an absence.
Blue "Too Close" (2001)
"If You Come Back" (2001)
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (2002)
"Too Close" was originally performed by Next and "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" was originally performed by Elton John, who features on their version.
The Bluebells "Young at Heart" (1993) First recorded in 1984, enjoyed an unexpected revival in 1993 after being featured in a Volkswagen Golf advert.
James Blunt "You're Beautiful" (2005) From the massive noughties album Back To Bedlam.
Blur "Country House" (1995)
"Beetlebum" (1997)
During a Brit pop feud with Oasis.
Bob The Builder "Can We Fix It?" (2000)
"Mambo No. 5" (2001)
Children's television character voiced by Neil Morrissey. "Can We Fix It?" was the best-selling single of 2000. "Mambo No. 5" was originally performed by Pérez Prado.
Bombalurina "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (1990)
Boney M "Rivers of Babylon" (1978)
"Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord" (1978)
Sonny Bono (as Sonny, in Sonny and Cher) "I Got You Babe" (1965)
The Boomtown Rats "Rat Trap" (1978)
"I Don't Like Mondays" (1979)
Lead singer, Bob Geldof, co-founded Band Aid which now has 4 number 1 singles.
Pat Boone "I'll Be Home" (1956)
Ken Boothe "Everthing I Own" (1974) The words "Everything I Own" are not spoken in the song.
Borgeous "Tsunami (Jump)" (2014) "Tsunami" with DVBBS and Tinie Tempah.
David Bowie "Space Oddity" (1975)
"Ashes to Ashes" (1980)
"Under Pressure" (1981)
"Let's Dance" (1983)
"Dancing In the Street" (1985)
'Space Oddity' was originally released in 1969 but only peaked at 5.
Boy George "Everything I Own" (1987) Had several other number one hits with the band Culture Club.
Boyz II Men "End of the Road" (1992)
Boyzone "Words" (1996)
"A Different Beat" (1996)
"All That I Need" (1998)
"No Matter What" (1998)
"When the Going Gets Tough" (1999)
"You Needed Me" (1999)
Billy Bragg "She's Leaving Home" (1988) With Cara Tivey.
Brian and Michael "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" (1978)
Steve Brookstein "Against All Odds" (2005) First X Factor winner.
Bros "I Owe You Nothing" (1988)
Brotherhood of Man "Save Your Kisses For Me" (1976)
"Angelo" (1977)
"Figaro" (1978)
Crazy World of Arthur Brown "Fire" (1968)
Chris Brown "Turn Up The Music" (2012)
"Freaky Friday" (2018)
Featured on "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky.
Rob Brydon (as Bryn West) "Islands in the Stream" (2009) Originally sung by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton.
Bucks Fizz "Making Your Mind Up" (1981)
"The Land of Make Believe" (1982)
"My Camera Never Lies" (1982)
"Making Your Mind Up" was the winning entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981.
The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979)
Emma Bunton "What Took You So Long?" (2001) Had several other #1 singles as a member of the Spice Girls.
Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" (2008)
"Bad Boys" (2009)
"Start Without You" (2010)
Fifth X Factor winner. "Bad Boys" features Flo Rida and "Start Without You" features Laza Morgan. Also performs on "Hero" and "Everybody Hurts".
Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights" (1978) Bush was the first woman to write and perform a UK chart-topper.
Busted "You Said No" (2003)
"Crashed the Wedding" (2003)
"Who's David?" (2004)
"Thunderbirds" / "3am" (2004)
The Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man" (1965) First by Bob Dylan.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Melanie C "Never Be the Same Again" (2000)
"I Turn to You" (2000)
"Never Be the Same Again" featured Lisa Left Eye Lopes.

Also appeared on "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" as part of the Justice Collective. She had several other #1 singles as a member of the Spice Girls.

Camila Cabello "Havana" (2017)
Havana featured Young Thug and Señorita was a duet with Shawn Mendes.
Eddie Calvert "Oh Mein Papa" (1954)
"Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" (1955)
He was the first British instrumentalist to achieve two number ones. "Oh Mein Papa" also received the first gold disc awarded for an instrumental track.
Ali Campbell "Baby Come Back" (1994) As a featured artist on the Pato Banton version; other #1s as a member of UB40.
Robin Campbell "Baby Come Back" (1994) As a featured artist on the Pato Banton version; other #1s as a member of UB40.
Blu Cantrell "Breathe" (2003) Featured Sean Paul.
Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved" (2019)
"Before You Go" (2020)
"Before You Go" reached no.1 after the official music video was released.
Captain Sensible "Happy Talk" (1982)
Irene Cara "Fame" (1980) Featured in the film Fame and the 2009 remake.
Matt Cardle "When We Collide" (2010) Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Mariah Carey "Without You" (1994)
"Against All Odds" (2000)
"Against All Odds" featured Westlife.
Belinda Carlisle "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (1988)
Cascada "Evacuate the Dancefloor" (2009)
David Cassidy "How Can I Be Sure" (1972)
"Daydreamer" (1973)
"How Can I Be Sure" was originally performed by the Young Rascals.
Eva Cassidy "What a Wonderful World" (2007) Posthumous duet with Katie Melua, originally recorded by Louis Armstrong.
The Chainsmokers "Closer" (2016) featured Halsey.
Chance the Rapper "I'm the One" (2017)
Featured on DJ Khaled song.
Charlene "I've Never Been To Me" (1982)
Ray Charles "I Can't Stop Loving You" (1962)
Tina Charles "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)" (1976)
Charles & Eddie "Would I Lie to You?" (1992)
Oliver Cheatham "Make Luv" (2003) With Room 5; became popular after its use on a Lynx advert.
Chef "Chocolate Salty Balls" (1998) From the cartoon South Park.
The Chemical Brothers "Setting Sun" (1996)
"Block Rockin' Beats" (1997)
Cher "I Got You Babe" (1965)
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (1991)
"Love Can Build a Bridge" (1995)
"Believe" (1998)
I Got You Babe was sung as a duet with her then husband, Sonny Bono. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" was featured on the soundtrack for Cher's film Mermaids as well as on her Love Hurts album, "Love Can Build a Bridge" was the official Comic Relief single for 1995 and also featured Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Eric Clapton; and "Believe" is the biggest selling single in the UK by a female artist.
Cheryl "Fight for This Love" (2009)
"Promise This" (2010)
"Call My Name" (2012)
"Crazy Stupid Love" (2014)
"I Don't Care" (2014)
"Fight for This Love" and "Promise This" credited as Cheryl Cole; had four other #1 singles as a member of Girls Aloud.
Neneh Cherry "Love Can Build a Bridge" (1995) With Cher, Chrissie Hynde and Eric Clapton.
Chicago "If You Leave Me Now" (1976)
Chicane "Don't Give Up" (2000) Vocals given by Bryan Adams.
Chico "It's Chico Time" (2006) Fifth place contestant in the X Factor Series 2, with an original song performed on the show.
Chicory Tip "Son of My Father" (1972)
Chipmunk "Oopsy Daisy" (2009) Features uncredited vocals by Dayo Olatunji.
The Christians "Ferry Cross the Mersey" (1989)
Christie "Yellow River" (1970)
Tony Christie "Is This The Way To Amarillo" (2005) Released to raise money for Comic Relief.
Chrome "Dance Wiv Me" (2008)
"Holiday" (2009)
Was featured on "Dance Wiv Me" with Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris, and with Dizzee Rascal again on "Holiday".
Ciara "Goodies" (2005) Features a rap by Petey Pablo.
Eric Clapton "Love Can Build a Bridge" (1995) With Cher, Neneh Cherry and Chrissie Hynde.
Petula Clark "Sailor" (1961)
"This Is My Song" (1967)
The Dave Clark Five "Glad All Over" (1963) This took 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' off number 1, starting a war between the Beatles and DC5 all across the media, which helped the British musica invasion of America. Additionally, the Dave Clark Five had the most Ed Sullivan Show appearance of any British artist with 18.
Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2009) Original American Idol winner.
The Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" (1991) Re-Release of 1982 song after use on Levi's commercial.
Clean Bandit "Rather Be" (2014)
"Rockabye" (2016)
"Symphony" (2017)
"Solo" (2018)
"Rather Be" featured Jess Glynne and spent a record 73 consecutive weeks in the top 75.
"Rockabye" featured Anne-Marie and Sean Paul.
"Symphony" featured Zara Larsson.
"Solo" featured Demi Lovato.
Rosemary Clooney "This Ole House" (1954)
"Mambo Italiano" (1955)
Backup vocals from The Mellomen.
Eddie Cochran "Three Steps to Heaven" (1960) Posthumous Release.
Joe Cocker "With a Little Help From My Friends" (1968) Originally recorded by The Beatles.
Alma Cogan "Dreamboat" (1955)
Coldplay "Viva La Vida" (2008)
"Paradise" (2012)
Dave and Ansell Collins "Double Barrel" (1971)
Phil Collins "You Can't Hurry Love" (1982)
"Easy Lover" (1984)
"A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988)
"You Can't Hurry Love" was originally recorded by The Supremes. "Easy Lover" was released as a duet with Philip Bailey and "A Groovy Kind of Love" was originally recorded by the Mindbenders.
Color Me Badd "I Wanna Sex You Up" (1991)
The Commodores "Three Times a Lady" (1977)
The Commonwealth Band "Sing" (2012) Ensemble put together by Gary Barlow to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
The Communards "Don't Leave Me This Way" (1986) Biggest selling song of 1986.
Perry Como "Magic Moments" (1958) Another #1 with the Ramblers.
Perry Como with the Ramblers "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" (1953)
Billy Connolly "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." (1975) Spoof of Tammy Wynette version.
Russ Conway "Side Saddle" (1959)
"Roulette" (1959)
Coolio "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) Featuring L.V., a reworking of Pastime Paradise by Stevie Wonder.
Alice Cooper "School's Out" (1972)
Bradley Cooper "Shallow (song)" (2018) From A Star Is Born. With Lady Gaga
James Corden "Shout" (2010) Unofficial anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup credited as "Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden".
Don Cornell "Hold My Hand" (1953)
Cornershop "Brimful of Asha" (1998) Originally released in 1997, found success courtesy of remix by Fatboy Slim.
The Corrs "Breathless" (2000)
Joel Corry "Head & Heart" (2020)
Cover Drive "Twilight" (2012)
Julie Covington "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" (1976) Later coverered by Madonna for the film Evita.
Floyd Cramer "On the Rebound" (1961)
Crazy Frog "Axel F" (2005) Started off as an animated ring tone, it spawned a number of hits in the mid-late 2000s.
Creedence Clearwater Revival "Bad Moon Rising" (1969)
The Crickets "That'll Be The Day" (1957) With Buddy Holly.
The Crooklyn Clan "Be Faithful" (2003)
Lorraine Crosby a.k.a. Mrs Loud "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" (1993) Provided backing vocals for Meat Loaf.
The Crowd "You'll Never Walk Alone" (1985)
Taio Cruz "Break Your Heart" (2009)
"Dynamite" (2010)
Culture Beat "Mr. Vain" (1993)
Culture Club "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" (1982)
"Karma Chameleon" (1983)
'Karma Chameleon' was the biggest selling song of 1983.
Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" (2013)
"Wrecking Ball" (2013)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Ms D "Heatwave" (2012) Featured artist on Wiley song.
D:Ream "Things Can Only Get Better" (1994) Re-release from 1993 original that charted at number 24.
DaBaby "Rockstar" (2020)
Daddy Yankee "Despacito (Remix)" (2017)
Featured on a Luis Fonsi song with Justin Bieber.
Daft Punk "Get Lucky" (2013) Featured vocals from Pharrell Williams; sold over one million copies in the UK.[2]
Vic Damone "On the Street Where You Live" (1958)
Dappy "No Regrets" (2011)
Bobby Darin "Dream Lover" (1959)
"Mack the Knife" (1959)
Darius "Colourblind" (2002) Finished 3rd in Pop Idol.
Dave "Funky Friday" (2018)
Craig David "Fill Me In" (2000)
"7 Days" (2000)
Craig David spent the most time in the charts in the early 2000s with 58 weeks.
The Spencer Davis Group "Keep On Running" (1965)
"Somebody Help Me" (1966)
Dawn "Knock Three Times" (1971)
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (1973)
Doris Day "Secret Love" (1954)
"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" (1956)
Chris De Burgh "The Lady in Red" (1986)
Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (1984)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich "The Legend of Xanadu" (1968)
DCUP "We No Speak Americano" (2010) Credited with Yolanda Be Cool.
Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (1976) Duet with Elton John.
Deep Blue Something "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1993) Deep Blue Something's only hit single.
Desmond Dekker and The Aces "Israelites" (1968)
Chaka Demus and Pliers "Twist and Shout" (1994) Originally written by the Isley Brothers by popularised by The Beatles above 3 decades before this release, however, this was the only version to nab number one.
John Denver "Annie's Song" (1974)
Jason Derulo "In My Head" (2010)
"Don't Wanna Go Home" (2011)
"Talk Dirty" (2013)
"Want to Want Me" (2015)
"Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" (2020)
"Talk Dirty" features rapper 2 Chainz.
Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" (2000)
"Survivor" (2001)
The Detroit Spinners "Working My Way Back To You" (1980)
Dev "She Makes Me Wanna" (2011) As a featured artist with JLS
Dexys Midnight Runners "Geno" (1980)
"Come On Eileen" (1982)
'Come On Eileen' became the biggest selling song of 1982.
Tony Di Bart "The Real Thing" (1994)
Jim Diamond "I Should Have Known Better" (1984)
Barbara Dickson "I Know Him So Well" (1985) With Elaine Paige.
Lil Dicky "Freaky Friday" (2018)
Dido "Stan" (2000) A sample was used from "Thank You" for the Eminem song.
Celine Dion "Think Twice" (1994)
"My Heart Will Go On" (1998)
Only female artist to have two songs sell over 1 million copies in the UK[3]
Dizzee Rascal "Dance Wiv Me" (2008)
"Bonkers" (2009)
"Holiday" (2009)
"Dirtee Disco" (2010)
"Shout" (2010)
DJ Casper "Cha Cha Slide" (2004) "Cha Cha Slide" was originally released in 1996 but did not reach the top spot until being re-released in 2004.
DJ Fresh "Louder" (2011)
"Hot Right Now" (2012)
"Louder" features Sian Evans
"Hot Right Now" features Rita Ora
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince "Boom! Shake the Room" (1993)
DJ Khaled "I'm the One" (2017)
"Wild Thoughts" (2017)
"I'm the One" featured Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.
"Wild Thoughts" featured Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
DJ Ötzi "Hey Baby" (2001)
DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies "Do You Really Like It?" (2001)
DJ Sammy "Heaven" (2002) Dance cover of the Bryan Adams original with Yanou featuring Do.
Do "Heaven" (2002) Sang vocals on DJ Sammy's cover of "Heaven".
Doctor and the Medics "Spirit in the Sky" (1986) Originally performed by Norman Greenbaum.
Dr. Hook "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" (1979)
Ken Dodd "Tears" (1965) Best-selling single of 1965.
D.O.E. "The Way I Are" (2007) Rapped on the song by Timbaland.
Joe Dolce Music Theatre "Shaddap You Face" (1981) One-hit wonder which famously kept Ultravox's "Vienna" off the #1 spot.
Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group "Cumberland Gap" (1957)
"Gamblin' Man" / "Putting on the Style" (1957)
"My Old Man's a Dustman" (1960)
Jason Donovan "Especially for You" (1988)
"Too Many Broken Hearts" (1989)
"Sealed with a Kiss" (1989)
"Any Dream Will Do" (1991)
"Especially for You" was a duet with Kylie Minogue, who played his love interest in the Australian soap Neighbours.
"Sealed with a Kiss" was originally recorded by The Four Voices.
"Any Dream Will Do" featured in the West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he starred.
Doop "Doop" (1994) This eponymous single's lyrics consists solely of the word 'doop' repeated.
Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting" (1974)
Craig Douglas "Only Sixteen" (1959) Originally recorded by Sam Cooke.
Drake "What's My Name?" (2011)
"One Dance" (2016)
"God's Plan" (2018)
"Nice for What" (2018)
"In My Feelings" (2018)
"Toosie Slide" (2020)
"What's My Name?" as a featured artist with Rihanna.
"One Dance" featured Wizkid and Kyla and was number one for 15 weeks.
The Dream Weavers "It's Almost Tomorrow" (1956)
Duffy "Mercy" (2008)
Duke Dumont "Need U (100%)" (2013)
"I Got U" (2014)
"Need U" featured A*M*E
"I Got U" featured Jax Jones
Dunblane "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (1996) Originally recorded by Bob Dylan, released as a charity single in memory of those who died in the Dunblane massacre.
Clive Dunn "Grandad" (1971) Actor most famous for appearing in Dad's Army, with his only hit single.
Duran Duran "Is There Something I Should Know?" (1983)
"The Reflex" (1984)
Ian Dury and The Blockheads "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" (1979)
DVBBS "Tsunami (Jump)" (2014) "Tsunami" with Borgeous and Tinie Tempah.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Eamon "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" (2004)
East 17 "Stay Another Day" (1994) The Christmas #1 in 1994, it beat Mariah Carey's song "All I Want for Christmas Is You".
Edison Lighthouse "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" (1970)
Dave Edmunds "I Hear You Knocking" (1970)
Tommy Edwards "It's All in the Game" (1958)
Eiffel 65 "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (1999) Novelty song.
Billie Eilish "No Time to Die" (2020) Became the first bond song to top the chart by a female artist, the first number one of the decade that was recorded in 2020 and the first artist born in the 2000s to top the chart.
Electric Light Orchestra "Xanadu" (1980) Collaboration with Olivia Newton-John.
Missy Elliott "I Want You Back" (1998) As a featured artist with Mel B.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" (2000) Credited vocals on the Spiller song.
The Emerald Express "Come On Eileen" (1982) Collaboration with Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Eminem "The Real Slim Shady" (2000)
"Stan" (2000)
"Without Me" (2002)
"Lose Yourself" (2002)
"Just Lose It" (2004)
"Like Toy Soldiers" (2005)
"Smack That" (2006)
"The Monster" (2013)
"River" (2018)
"Godzilla" (2020)
"Smack That" was a featured appearance on Akon's song and "The Monster" featured Rihanna making it their fourth collaboration. "River" featured Ed Sheeran.
England World Cup Squad "Back Home" (1970)
"World in Motion" (1990)
"World in Motion" was released by both the team and New Order.
Enigma "Sadeness (Part I)" (1991)
Enya "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" (1988)
"I Don't Wanna Know" (2004)
Enya was credited as a featured artist on Mario Winans' 2004 #1 as it sampled her song "Boadicea".
The Equals "Baby Come Back" (1968)
Erasure "Abba-esque" (1992) An EP featuring four cover versions of ABBA songs.
David Essex "Gonna Make You a Star" (1974)
"Hold Me Close" (1975)
Don Estelle "Whispering Grass" (1975)
Estelle "American Boy" (2008) Featuring Kanye West.
Eternal "I Wanna Be The Only One" (1997) Featuring BeBe Winans.
Europe "The Final Countdown" (1986)
Eurythmics "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" (1985) featured uncredited harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder
Evanescence "Bring Me to Life" (2003) With Paul McCoy.
Faith Evans "I'll Be Missing You" (1997) As a featured artist with Puff Daddy and 112.
Sian Evans "Louder" (2011) As a featured artist with DJ Fresh.
The Everly Brothers "All I Have to Do Is Dream" / "Claudette" (1958)
"Cathy's Clown" (1960)
"Walk Right Back" / "Ebony Eyes" (1961)
"Temptation" (1961)
Example "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" (2011)
"Stay Awake" (2011)
Ella Eyre "Waiting All Night" (2013) As a featured artist with Rudimental.
George Ezra "Shotgun" (2018)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Fairground Attraction "Perfect" (1988)
Adam Faith "What Do You Want?" (1959)
"Poor Me" (1960)
'What Do You Want?' is the shortest number 1 in UK history at a mere 1 minute and 45 seconds.
Paloma Faith "Changing" (2014) Sigma featuring Paloma Faith.
Falco "Rock Me Amadeus" (1985) Majority of the song is sung in German as Falco was Austrian.
Georgie Fame "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" (1968)
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames "Get Away" (1966)
Far East Movement "Get Up (Rattle)" (2013) Featured artists on Bingo Players song.
Chris Farlowe "Out of Time" (1966)
Fatboy Slim "Praise You" (1999) Others with The Housemartins and Beats International.
Fatman Scoop "Be Faithful" (2003)
Fergie "Gettin' Over You" (2010) Credited as a featured artist; other number-one singles as a member of The Black Eyed Peas.
Ferry Aid "Let It Be" (1987) An ensemble group, created by The Sun that helped raise money following the Zeebrugge Disaster.
The Firm "Star Trekkin'" (1987)
Eddie Fisher "I'm Walking Behind You" (1953)
"Outside of Heaven" (1953)
Fleetwood Mac "Albatross" (1969) Instrumental number 1 (long before their peak with Buckingham and Nicks)
Flo Rida "Right Round" (2009)
"Bad Boys" (2009)
"Club Can't Handle Me" (2010)
"Good Feeling" (2012)
"Troublemaker" (2012)
Featured artist on "Bad Boys" and "Troublemaker".
The Floaters "Float On" (1977) one hit wonder never even charted again.
Florence + the Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name)" (2012) A more famous version was made by Calvin Harris.
The Flying Pickets "Only You" (1983)
Luis Fonsi "Despacito (Remix)" (2017) Remix with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber. "Despacito" was number one for 11 non-consecutive weeks making it the longest-running foreign language number one in UK chart history.
Emile Ford and The Checkmates "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" (1959)
Tennessee Ernie Ford "Give Me Your Word" (1955)
"Sixteen Tons" (1956)
Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is" (1984)
Tania Foster "Green Light" (2010) As a featured artist with Roll Deep.
The Foundations "Baby Now That I've Found You" (1967)
The Four Pennies "Juliet" (1964)
The Four Seasons "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" (1975)
The Four Tops "Reach Out I'll Be There" (1966)
Fragma vs. Coco Star "Toca's Miracle" (2000)
Connie Francis "Who's Sorry Now?" (1958)
"Stupid Cupid" / "Carolina Moon" (1958)
Frankee "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)" (2004)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" (1983)
"Two Tribes" (1984)
"The Power of Love" (1984)
Their first 3 singles were chart-toppers, only the 2nd act to do this (after fellow Liverpool band, Gerry and the Pacemakers).
Aretha Franklin "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987) With George Michael.
Fredo "Funky Friday"
Fugees "Killing Me Softly" (1996)
"Ready or Not" (1996)
'Killing Me Softly With His Song' was originally written by Roberta Flack as a tribute to Don McLean; biggest selling single of 1996.
fun. "We Are Young" (2012) Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Nelly Furtado "Maneater" (2006)
"Give It to Me" (2007)
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Artist Number one singles Notes
Gina G "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" (1996)
Gabrielle "Dreams" (1993)
"Rise" (2000)
Serge Gainsbourg "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969) First ever Non-English language number 1 single (French). Duet with Jane Birkin.
Boris Gardiner "I Want to Wake Up with You" (1986)
Gareth Malone's All Star Choir "Wake Me Up" (2014) Children in Need charity single.
Art Garfunkel "I Only Have Eyes for You" (1975)
"Bright Eyes" (1979)
Had another number 1 as a part of Simon and Garfunkel.
Martin Garrix "Animals" (2013)
Barbara Gaskin "It's My Party" (1981)
Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody" (2002)
"Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (2002)
"The Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds" (2002)
"Spirit in the Sky" (2003)
Marvin Gaye "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1969)
Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" (1979)
Bobbie Gentry "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (1969)
Gerry & The Pacemakers "How Do You Do It?" (1963)
"I Like It" (1963)
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (1963)
First ever artists to get their first 3 singles to number 1.
Robin Gibb "Islands in the Stream" (2009) Had another number 1s as a member of the Bee Gees.
Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" (2002)
"I'll Stand by You" (2004)
"Walk This Way" (2007)
"The Promise" (2008)
Gary Glitter "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" (1973)
"I Love You Love Me Love" (1973)
"Always Yours" (1974)
Jess Glynne "Rather Be" (2014)
"My Love" (2014)
"Hold My Hand" (2015)
"Not Letting Go" (2015)
"Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" (2015)
"These Days" (2018)
"I'll Be There" (2018)
Featured artist on "Rather Be", "Not Letting Go" and "These Days". Glynne currently holds records for most number-one singles for a British female artist.
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" (2006) Biggest selling single of 2006 and first record to reach number one with downloads alone.
Jack Good presents Lord Rockingham's XI "Hoots Mon" (1958)
Goombay Dance Band "Seven Tears" (1982)
Goonrock "Party Rock Anthem" (2011) Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Gorillaz "DARE" (2005) Virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Britpop band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl.
Gotye "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" features New Zealand singer Kimbra
Ellie Goulding "Burn" (2013)
"Love Me Like You Do" (2013)
"River" (2019)
"Love Me Like You Do" is from the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey.[4] River was the first single to reach number one mainly on streams as it was only available on Amazon Music.[5]
Lukas Graham "7 Years" (2016), Biggest selling song of 2016.
Fedde le Grand "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" (2006)
Ariana Grande "Problem" (2014)
"Bang Bang" (2014)
"Thank U, Next" (2018)
"7 Rings" (2019)
"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" (2019)
"Rain on Me" (2020)
"Problem" features rapper Iggy Azalea, "Bang Bang" with singer Jessie J and rapper Nicki Minaj, while "Rain on Me" is with singer Lady Gaga.
Eddy Grant "I Don't Wanna Dance" (1982)
CeeLo Green "Fuck You" (2010) Written by Bruno Mars; had a number 1 as a member of Gnarls Barkley.
Professor Green "Read All About It" (2011) Featuring Emeli Sande.
Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" (1970)
David Guetta "When Love Takes Over" (2009)
"Sexy Bitch" (2009)
"Gettin' Over You" (2010)
"Club Can't Handle Me" (2010)
"Titanium" (2012)
"Lovers on the Sun" (2014)
"When Love Takes Over" features Kelly Rowland
"Sexy Bitch" features Akon
"Gettin' Over You" features Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO
"Club Can't Handle Me" was credited as Flo Rida featuring David Guetta
"Titanium" features Sia

"Lovers On The Sun" features Sam Martin and Avicii.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Ben Haenow "Something I Need" (2014) Winner of 2014 X Factor, his debut single was a cover of "Something I Need" by OneRepublic.
Hale and Pace and the Stonkers "The Stonk" (1991) Released as a charity single for Comic Relief, and was produced by Queen guitarist Brian May.
Bill Haley & His Comets "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" (1955) This became the first song in the UK to get to 1 million sales.
Geri Halliwell "Mi Chico Latino" (1999)
"Lift Me Up" (1999)
"Bag It Up" (2000)
"It's Raining Men" (2001)
She had other number ones with the Spice Girls.
Halsey "Closer" (2016) as featured by The Chainsmokers
Hanson "MMMBop" (1997)
Paul Hardcastle "19" (1985) A song which uses reports and interviews throughout.
Duane Harden "You Don't Know Me" (1999)
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" (1975)
Calvin Harris "Dance wiv Me" (2008)
"I'm Not Alone" (2009)
"Holiday" (2009)
"We Found Love" (2011)
"Sweet Nothing" (2012)
"Under Control" (2013)
"Summer" (2014)
"Blame" (2014)
"Feels" (2017)
"One Kiss" (2018)
"Promises" (2018)
Was featured on "Dance wiv Me" with Dizzee Rascal and Chrome.
Was featured on "We Found Love" with Rihanna.
"Sweet Nothing" features Florence Welch.
"Under Control" with Alesso features Hurts.
"Blame" features John Newman.
"Feels" features Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean.
"One Kiss" with Dua Lipa.
"Promises" with Sam Smith.
Jet Harris "Diamonds" (1963) With Tony Meehan.
Rolf Harris "Two Little Boys" (1969)
George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" (1971/2002) Harrison was the first Beatles member to score a solo number 1; biggest selling song of 1971.
Chesney Hawkes "The One and Only" (1991) This became the first time a father and son got to the top with dad, Chip hitting the top earlier in the chart history.
Hear'Say "Pure and Simple" (2001)
"The Way to Your Love" (2001)
Hear'Say were a short-lived British manufactured pop group created in February 2001 from the winners of Popstars, an ITV reality TV show based on a New Zealand show of the same name. At the time of its release, "Pure and Simple" was the fastest-selling debut single ever; that record was beaten one year later by Will Young.
Oliver Heldens "Gecko (Overdrive)" (2014) Features Becky Hill.
Helping Haiti "Everybody Hurts" (2010) A cover of the R.E.M. single that reached number seven in 1993, this charity single was organised by Simon Cowell to raise money for aid in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Ella Henderson "Ghost" (2014)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (1970) Posthumous re-release.
Herman's Hermits "I'm Into Something Good" (1964)
The Highwaymen "Michael" (1961)
Becky Hill "Gecko (Overdrive)" (2014) Featured on the Oliver Heldens track.
Benny Hill "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)" (1971) Comedy single made Christmas number one in 1971.
Keri Hilson "The Way I Are" (2007) As a featured artist with Timbaland.
Ronnie Hilton "No Other Love" (1956)
Michael Holliday "The Story of My Life" (1958)
"Starry Eyed" (1960)
The Hollies "I'm Alive" (1965)
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (1988)
Buddy Holly "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (1959) By reaching the top spot two months after he was killed in a plane crash, it became the first posthumous number one in chart history.
The Honeycombs "Have I the Right?" (1964)
Mary Hopkin "Those Were the Days" (1968) After getting her big break from appearing on the talent show Opportunity Knocks, she was signed to the Beatles' Apple record label. This, her debut single, eventually made its way to the top of the charts later that year.
Hot Chocolate "So You Win Again" (1977)
The Housemartins "Caravan of Love" (1986) Member Fatboy Slim had solo number 1s and hits with other projects.
Whitney Houston "Saving All My Love for You" (1985)
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (1987)
"One Moment in Time" (1988)
"I Will Always Love You" (1992)
"I Will Always Love You" was the biggest selling single of 1992 in the UK and America.
The Human League "Don't You Want Me" (1981) "Don't You Want Me" is the 25th most successful song in UK chart history.
Engelbert Humperdinck "Release Me" (1967)
"The Last Waltz" (1967)
"Release Me" was the biggest-selling single of 1967.
Tab Hunter "Young Love" (1957) Originally recorded by Ric Cartey, and later taken to number one again by Donny Osmond in 1973.
Steve "Silk" Hurley "Jack Your Body" (1987)
Hurts "Under Control" (2013) Featured artist with Calvin Harris and Alesso.
Chrissie Hynde "I Got You Babe" (1985)
"Love Can Build a Bridge" (1995)
"I Got You Babe" was as a featured credit on the UB40 recording. "Love Can Build a Bridge" was a duet with Cher and Neneh Cherry and also featured Eric Clapton, and was the official Comic Relief single for 1995. Hynde also hit the top as a member of The Pretenders.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Frank Ifield "I Remember You" (1962)
"Lovesick Blues" (1962)
"The Wayward Wind" (1963)
"Confessin'" (1963)
First Australian to top the chart.
Enrique Iglesias "Hero" (2001)
Julio Iglesias "Begin the Beguine" (1981) Written by Cole Porter.
Iron Maiden "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (1991)
Iyaz "Replay" (2010) First original number one single in the 2010s.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Jessie J "Price Tag" (2011)
"Domino" (2012)
"Bang Bang" (2014)
"Price Tag" features rapper B.o.B. "Bang Bang" features singer Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Minaj.
Ja Rule "Wonderful" (2004) also features R. Kelly and Ashanti.
Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" (1974)
Leon Jackson "When You Believe" (2007) X Factor winner 2007.
Michael Jackson "One Day in Your Life" (1981)
"Billie Jean" (1983)
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (1987)
"Black or White" (1991)
"You Are Not Alone" (1995)
"Earth Song" (1995)
"Blood on the Dance Floor" (1997)
Michael had another number one as a part of The Jacksons.
The Jacksons "Show You the Way to Go" (1977)
Jagged Edge "Nasty Girl" (2006)
Mick Jagger "Dancing in the Street" (1985) Mick Jagger had number 1s with The Rolling Stones.
The Jam "Going Underground" / "Dreams of Children" (1980)
"Start!" (1980)
"Town Called Malice" / "Precious" (1982)
"Beat Surrender" (1982)
'Town Called Malice' went straight to number 1, as did 'Going Underground' and 'Beat Surrender'.
Tommy James and the Shondells "Mony Mony" (1968)
Jamiroquai "Deeper Underground" (1998)
Jay-Z "Crazy in Love" (2003)
"Déjà Vu" (2006)
"Umbrella" (2007)
"Run This Town" (2009)
All as a featured artist (Beyoncé features Jay-Z on "Crazy In Love" and "Déjà Vu" and Rihanna on "Umbrella"), except "Run This Town" (which features Kanye West and Rihanna).
Jawsh 685 "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" (2020)
Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" (2006) As a featured artist by Shakira.
Vanessa Jenkins "Islands in the Stream" (2009) Character played by Ruth Jones.
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" (2012)
Saint Jhn "Roses" (2020) One Hit Wonder
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers "Swing the Mood" (1989)
"That's What I Like" (1989)
"Let's Party" (1989)
JLS "Beat Again" (2009)
"Everybody in Love" (2009)
"The Club Is Alive" (2010)
"Love You More" (2010)
"She Makes Me Wanna" (2011)
"Wishing on A Star" (2011)
Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" (1983)
Elton John "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (1976)
"Sacrifice" / "Healing Hands" (1990)
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (1991)
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind" (1997)
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (2002)
"Are You Ready for Love" (2003)
"Ghetto Gospel" (2005)
Holly Johnson "Ferry Cross The Mersey" (1989)
The Johnston Brothers "Hernando's Hideaway" (1955)
Jax Jones "I Got U" (2014) Featured artist on "I Got U" with Duke Dumont.
Jimmy Jones "Good Timin'" (1960)
Tom Jones "It's Not Unusual" (1965)
"Green, Green Grass of Home" (1966)
"Islands in the Stream" (2009)
"Islands in the Stream" recorded as a charity single with Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones.
Gary Jules "Mad World" (2003) Christmas number 1 cover of the Tears For Fears original.
Junkie XL (as JXL) "A Little Less Conversation" (2002) Remix of Elvis Presley song.
Justice Collective "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (2012) Charity record for victims of the Hillsborough Disaster


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Artist Number one singles Notes
KC and The Sunshine Band "Give It Up" (1983)
KDA "Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" (2015) Featuring Tinie Tempah and Katy B.
The KLF "Doctorin' the Tardis" (1988)
"3 a.m. Eternal (Live at the S.S.L.)" (1991)
"Doctorin' the Tardis" credited as The Timelords. Predominantly a mash up of the Doctor Who theme music and Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll (Part II)".
KWS "Please Don't Go" (1992) Cover version of the KC and the Sunshine Band track.
Kaiser Chiefs "Ruby" (2007)
Kajagoogoo "Too Shy" (1983)
The Kalin Twins "When" (1958) First twins to reach number one.
Kitty Kallen "Little Things Mean a Lot" (1954)
Eden Kane "Well I Ask You" (1961)
Peter Kay "Is This the Way to Amarillo" (2005)
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (2007)
"The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" (2009)
All charity singles. "Is This the Way to Amarillo" recorded with Tony Christie, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" recorded with The Proclaimers as Brian Potter, "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" was a composition of 7 songs and listed as Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band.
Ronan Keating "When You Say Nothing at All" (1999)
"Life is a Rollercoaster" (2000)
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" (2002)
Others with Boyzone.
R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" (1996)
"Ignition (Remix)" (2003)
"Wonderful" (2004)
"Wonderful" as a featured artist.
Kesha "Right Round" (2009)
"We R Who We R" (2011)
"Timber" (2014)
As a featured artist on "Right Round" and "Timber"
Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" (2012)
"See You Again" (2015)
Featured artist on Maroon 5 song "Payphone".

Charlie Puth was featured on "See You Again".

Chaka Khan "I Feel for You" (1984)
Kid Rock "All Summer Long" (2008)
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates "Shakin' All Over" (1960)
Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" (2001) Christmas number one, duet with Robbie Williams.
Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2012) Featured artist on Gotye song, which sold over one million copies in the UK.
Kiesza "Hideaway" (2014)
Ben E. King "Stand by Me" (1987) Originally charted in 1961.
Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" (2007)
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" (2008)
The Kinks "You Really Got Me" (1964)
"Tired of Waiting for You" (1965)
"Sunny Afternoon" (1966)
Fern Kinney "Together We Are Beautiful" (1980)
Kleerup "With Every Heartbeat" (2007) As a featured artist with Robyn.
Kraftwerk "The Model" / "Computer Love" (1981)
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas "Bad to Me" / "I Call Your Name" (1963)
"Little Children" (1964)
"Bad to Me" was a composition by Lennon–McCartney.
Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away" (1999)
The Kumars "Spirit in the Sky" (2003) Appeared on the Gareth Gates Comic Relief single.
Josh Kumra "Don't Go" (2011) As a featured artist with Wretch 32.
Kyla "One Dance" As featured with Drake.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
La Roux "Bulletproof" (2009)
Labrinth "Beneath Your Beautiful" (2012) Featuring Emeli Sandé.
Ladbaby "We Built This City" (2018)
"I Love Sausage Rolls" (2019)
Lady Gaga "Just Dance" (2009)
"Poker Face" (2009)
"Bad Romance" (2009–10)
"Telephone" (2010)
"Shallow" (2018)
"Rain on Me" (2020)
"Just Dance" featured Colby O'Donis, "Telephone" featured R&B singer Beyoncé, "Shallow" featured actor Bradley Cooper, "Rain on Me" with singer Ariana Grande.
Frankie Laine "I Believe" (1953)
"Hey Joe" (1953)
"Answer Me" (1953)
"A Woman in Love" (1956)
'I Believe' is the longest non-consecutive number 1 at 18 weeks.
Zara Larsson "Symphony" As a featured artist with Clean Bandit.
Las Ketchup "The Ketchup Song" (2002) Non-English language number 1.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir "A Bridge over You" (2015) Charity record proceeds go to the NHS Trust.
Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire" (1957)
Leona Lewis "A Moment Like This" (2006)
"Bleeding Love" (2007)
"Run" (2008)
The X Factor winner. "Run" a cover of the Snow Patrol song.
Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop" (2013) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz.
Live Lounge Allstars "Times Like These" (2020) Charity record in Aid of Comic Relief and Children in Need.
LL Cool J "Ain't Nobody" (1997) Cover version of 1983 singe by Rufus & Chaka Khan. Soundtrack to the 1996 film Beavis and Butthead Do America.
LMC "Take Me to the Clouds Above" (2003) Credited as LMC vs. U2.
LMFAO "Gettin' Over You" (2010)
"Party Rock Anthem" (2011)
"Gettin' Over You" as a featured artist with David Guetta.
John Legend "Lay Me Down" (2015) Featured artist on Comic Relief single.
John Lennon "(Just Like) Starting Over" (1980)
"Imagine" (1980)
"Woman" (1981)
'Woman' was a tribute number 1, not long after his shooting in 1980.
John Leyton "Johnny Remember Me" (1961)
Liberty X "Just a Little" (2002) Commercial band formed after coming runners up in the 2001 ITV show Popstars.
Lieutenant Pigeon "Mouldy Old Dough" (1972)
The Lightning Seeds "Three Lions" (1996 and 2018)
"Three Lions 98" (1998)
With Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.
Lil Dicky "Freaky Friday" (2018) featuring Chris Brown.
Lil' Jon "Yeah!" (2004) As a featured artist with Usher.
Lil' Kim "Lady Marmalade" (2001) With Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Pink and Mýa.
Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Lil Wayne "I'm the One" Featured on a DJ Khaled song.
Lilly Wood and the Prick "Prayer in C" (2014) Remixed by Robin Schulz.
Limp Bizkit "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" (2000)
Lindy Layton "Dub Be Good To Me" (1990) As part of Beats International.
Dua Lipa "New Rules" (2017)
"One Kiss" (2018)
"New Rules" was the first female solo Number 1 in the UK in almost 2 years since 2015's "Hello" by Adele.
"One Kiss" with Calvin Harris.
Little Mix "Wishing on a Star" (2011)
"Cannonball" (2011)
"Wings" (2012)
"Black Magic" (2015)
"Shout Out to My Ex" (2016)
They also appeared as part of the 2011 X Factor finalists on "Wishing on a Star". Their cover of "Cannonball" was their winners' song.[6]
Livin' Joy "Dreamer" (1995) Original release in 1994.
Cher Lloyd "Heroes" (2010)
"Swagger Jagger" (2011)
"Heroes" was released in relation to The X Factor
Johnny Logan "What's Another Year" (1980) Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest entry 1980.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes "Never Be the Same Again" (2000) As a featured artist with Mel.C.
Jennifer Lopez "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (2001)
"Get Right" (2005)
"On the Floor" (2011)
"On the Floor" features rapper Pitbull.
Lorde "Royals" (2013)
Los Lobos "La Bamba" (1987) Cover of the Veracruz song.
Lost Frequencies "Are You with Me" (2015) Song originally performed by Easton Corbin.[7]
Pixie Lott "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" (2009)
"Boys and Girls" (2009)
"All About Tonight" (2011)
Love Affair "Everlasting Love" (1967)
Matt Lucas (as Andy Pipkin) "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (2007) Re-released single in 2007 for comic relief with The Proclaimers and Peter Kay as Brian Potter.
Ludacris "Yeah!" (2004) As a featured artist with Usher.
Baz Luhrmann "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (1999) Reached number one due partly due to a campaign by DJ Chris Moyles.
Lulu "Relight My Fire" (1993) As a featured artist with Take That.
L.V. "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) As a featured artist with Coolio.
Frankie Lymon "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (1956) With The Teenagers.
Vera Lynn "My Son, My Son" (1954) Became the oldest ever artist to have a number 1 album with '100' when she was aged 100.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Macklemore "Thrift Shop" (2013)
"These Days"(2018)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz,These Days as featured with rudimental.
Major Lazer "Cold Water" (2016) features Justin Bieber and Danish singer MO.
Zayn Malik "Pillowtalk" (2016)
M|A|R|R|S "Pump Up the Volume" (1987)
Ava Max "Sweet but Psycho" (2019)
Paul McCartney "Ebony and Ivory" (1982)
"Pipes of Peace" (1983)
"Ferry Cross the Mersey" (1989)
"Ebony and Ivory" duet with Stevie Wonder. McCartney was one of many collaborating artists on "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid in 1984 and Band Aid 20 in 2004, "Let It Be" by Ferry Aid and "He Ain't Heavy..." by The Justice Collective, but was only individually credited on "Ferry Cross the Mersey". Other number-ones as a member of The Beatles and Wings.
Paul McCoy "Bring Me to Life" (2003) Guest vocalist.
George McCrae "Rock Your Baby" (1974)
Martine McCutcheon "Perfect Moment" (1999)
Joe McElderry "The Climb" (2009) The X Factor winner. The song is a cover of a Miley Cyrus song.
Brian McFadden "Real to Me" (2004)
McFly "5 Colours in Her Hair" (2004)
"Obviously" (2004)
"All About You" / "You've Got a Friend" (2005)
"I'll Be OK" (2005)
"Don't Stop Me Now" / "Please, Please" (2006)
"Star Girl" (2006)
"Baby's Coming Back" / "Transylvania" (2007)
Tim McGraw "Over and Over" (2004) As a featured artist with Nelly.
Maria McKee "Show Me Heaven" (1990) Features on the soundtrack for the movie Days of Thunder.
Scott McKenzie "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" (1967)
Don McLean "Vincent" (1972)
"Crying" (1980)
His song 'American Pie' only hit 2 but was a number 1 for Madonna, 'Crying' was first written by Roy Orbison.
Michelle McManus "All This Time" (2003) Winner of Pop Idol.
Madison Avenue "Don't Call Me Baby" (1999)
Madness "House of Fun" (1982)
Madonna "Into the Groove" (1985)
"Papa Don't Preach" (1986)
"True Blue" (1986)
"La Isla Bonita" (1987)
"Who's That Girl" (1987)
"Like a Prayer" (1989)
"Vogue" (1990)
"Frozen" (1998)
"American Pie" (2000)
"Music" (2000)
"Hung Up" (2005)
"Sorry" (2006)
"4 Minutes" (2008)
Madonna is the female artist with the most UK number one hits.

"4 Minutes" features Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland.

Magic! "Rude" (2014)
Timmy Mallet "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (1990)
Gareth Malone "Wherever You Are" (2011) Credited to Military Wives with Gareth Malone; Gareth Malone's All Star Choir also had a number one, but he was not credited separately.
Manfred Mann "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (1964)
"Pretty Flamingo" (1966)
"Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn)" (1968)
The Manhattan Transfer "Chanson D'Amour" (1977)
Manic Street Preachers "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" (1998)
"The Masses Against the Classes" (2000)
Mantovani "The Song from Moulin Rouge" (1953)
The Marcels "Blue Moon" (1961) Cover of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart song.
Kelly Marie "Feels Like I'm in Love" (1980)
Marmalade "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (1968)
Maroon 5 "Payphone" (2012) "Payphone" features Wiz Khalifa.
Bruno Mars "Nothin' On You" (2010)
"Just the Way You Are" (2010)
"Grenade" (2011)
"The Lazy Song" (2011)
"Uptown Funk" (2014)
'Uptown Funk' labels him as a featured artist as does 'Nothin' On You'.
Gerry Marsden "You'll Never Walk Alone" (1963)
"Ferry Cross the Mersey" (1989)
Lena Martell "One Day at a Time" (1979)
Dean Martin "Memories Are Made of This" (1955)
John Martin "Don't You Worry Child" (2012) Featured artist on Swedish House Mafia song. Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca" (1999) Number 1 single from a Puerto Rican artist.
Sam Martin "Lovers on the Sun" (2014) Featured singer on "Lovers on the Sun".
Al Martino "Here in My Heart" (1952) First ever UK number 1.
Hank B. Marvin "Living Doll" (1986) As a featured artist.
Lee Marvin "Wand'rin' Star" (1970) For the soundtrack of the film Paint Your Wagon.
M*A*S*H Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (1980) The theme song from the American TV Series and movie – M*A*S*H.
Johnny Mathis "When a Child Is Born" (1976)
Matthews' Southern Comfort "Woodstock" (1969)
Meat Loaf "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" (1993)
Meck "Thunder in My Heart" (2006) Featuring Leo Sayer.
Glenn Medeiros "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (1987)
Mel and Kim "Respectable" (1987)
Katie Melua "What a Wonderful World" (2007) Duet with Eva Cassidy.
Men at Work "Down Under" (1981) Number 1 hit in the UK and US, as well as their native homeland Australia.
Shawn Mendes "Stitches" (2016)
"Senorita" (2019)
"Senorita" was a duet with Camila Cabello.
Freddie Mercury "Living on My Own (remix)" (1993) Other number ones with Queen.
George Michael "Careless Whisper" (1984)
"A Different Corner" (1986)
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987)
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (1991)
"Somebody to Love" (1993)
"Jesus to a Child" (1996)
"Fastlove" (1996)
*"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" was a duet with Aretha Franklin, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" was a duet with Elton John and "Somebody to Love" was a duet with Queen.
  • More number 1's in Wham.
Middle of the Road "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" (1971)
Mika "Grace Kelly" (2007)
Military Wives "Wherever You Are" (2011) Charity song for Royal British Legion.
Roger Miller "King of the Road" (1965)
Steve Miller Band "The Joker" (1990) Originally released in 1973, but it failed to chart in the UK. It reached the #1 spot on its re-release in 1990 as a result of the song being used on another of the popular Levi's Jeans commercials.
Nicki Minaj "Bang Bang" (2014) "Bang Bang" also includes Jessie J and Ariana Grande.
Kylie Minogue "I Should Be So Lucky" (1987)
"Especially for You" (1988)
"Hand on Your Heart" (1989)
"Tears on My Pillow" (1990)
"Spinning Around" (2000)
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" (2001)
"Slow" (2003)
"Especially for You" was a duet with Jason Donovan.
Mint Royale "Singin' in the Rain" (2008) Remix of the musical song.
Guy Mitchell "She Wears Red Feathers" (1953)
"Look at That Girl" (1953)
"Singing the Blues" (1956)
"Rock-a-Billy" (1957)
MNEK "Head & Heart" (2020) as featuring with Joel Corry
"Cold Water" (2016) Featured by Major Lazer with Justin Bieber.
Modjo "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (2000)
Janelle Monáe "We Are Young" (2012) Featured artist on fun. song, which sold over one million copies in the UK.
The Monkees "I'm a Believer" / "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (1966) 'I'm A Believer' was written by Neil Diamond.
Hugo Montenegro "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1968) Theme tune to the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The Moody Blues "Go Now" (1964)
Captain Tom Moore "You'll Never Walk Alone" (2020) With Michael Ball, Captain Tom Moore became the oldest to achieve a number one single, previously held by Tom Jones.
Jane Morgan "The Day the Rains Came" (1958)
Laza Morgan "Start Without You" (2010) As a featured artist with Alexandra Burke.
Sarah Jane Morris "Don't Leave Me This Way" (1986) With The Communards.
Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack" (1996)
The Move "Blackberry Way" (1968)
Mr Blobby "Mr Blobby" (1993)
Mr. Oizo "Flat Beat" (1999)
Mr. Probz "Waves" (2014) Remixed by Robin Schultz
Mud "Tiger Feet" (1974)
"Lonely This Christmas" (1974)
"Oh Boy" (1975)
"Tiger Feet" was the biggest selling song of 1974.
Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" (1970)
"Baby Jump" (1971)
Ruby Murray "Softly, Softly" (1955)
Olly Murs "Please Don't Let Me Go" (2010)
"Heart Skips a Beat" (2011)
"Dance with Me Tonight" (2011)
"Troublemaker" (2012)
Performed on "You Are Not Alone" by the X Factor finalists. "Heart Skips a Beat" features Rizzle Kicks.

"Troublemaker" features rapper Flo Rida.

Musical Youth "Pass The Dutchie" (1982)
Mýa "Lady Marmalade" (2001) With Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Pink.
My Chemical Romance "Welcome to the Black Parade" (2006)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
N-Dubz "Number 1" (2009) As a featured artist.
Jimmy Nail "Ain't No Doubt" (1992)
Johnny Nash "Tears on My Pillow" (1975)
Naughty Boy "La La La" (2013) Featuring Sam Smith.
Nayer "Give Me Everything" (2011) As a featured artist, with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack.
Nelly "Dilemma" (2002)
"My Place" (2004)
"Flap Your Wings" (2004)
"Over and Over" (2005)
"Nasty Girl" (2006)
"Nasty Girl" as a featured artist.

"Dilemma" features ex-member of Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland.

Phyllis Nelson "Move Closer" (1985)
Nena "99 Red Balloons" (1984)
Nero "Promises" (2011)
Jason Nevins "It's Like That" (1998)
New Edition "Candy Girl" (1983)
New Kids on the Block "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" (1989)
"Hangin' Tough" (1990)
New Order "World in Motion" (1990) With the England football team to promote the World Cup.
The New Seekers "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" (1972)
"You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me" (1974)
Anthony Newley "Why" / "Anything You Wanna Do" (1960)
"Do You Mind" / "Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss" (1960)
John Newman "Feel the Love" (2012)
"Love Me Again" (2013)
"Blame" (2014)
"Feel the Love" and "Blame" as a featured artist.
Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" (1978)
"Summer Nights" (1978)
"Xanadu" (1980)
Two songs from the soundtrack to the film, Grease.
Ne-Yo "So Sick" (2006)
"Closer" (2008)
"Beautiful Monster" (2010)
"Give Me Everything" (2011)
"Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (2012)
As a featured artist on "Give Me Everything", with Pitbull, Nayer and Afrojack.
The NHS Voices of Care Choir "You'll Never Walk Alone" (2020)
Nico and Vinz "Am I Wrong" (2014) First Norwegian act to have a UK number one for 29 years.[8]
Nicole "A Little Peace" (1982)
Nilsson "Without You" (1972)
Nizlopi "JCB" (2005) One Hit wonder
No Doubt "Don't Speak" (1997)
Sak Noel "Loca People" (2011) Non-English number 1
The Notorious B.I.G. "Nasty Girl" (2006) Posthumous number 1
Gary Numan "Cars" (1979) The majority of this song is an instrumental.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Oasis "Some Might Say" (1995)
"Don't Look Back in Anger" (1996)
"D'You Know What I Mean?" (1997)
"All Around the World" (1998)
"Go Let It Out" (2000)
"The Hindu Times" (2002)
"Lyla" (2005)
"The Importance of Being Idle" (2005)
"All Around The World" is the UK's longest number 1 at 9 minutes and 38 seconds.
Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" (1986)
Des O'Connor "I Pretend" (1968)
Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990) Cover of The Family song written by Prince.
Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" (2009) As a featured artist with Lady Gaga.
Odyssey "Use It Up and Wear It Out" (1980)
Esther and Abi Ofarim "Cinderella Rockefella" (1968)
The Offspring "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" (1999)
OMI "Cheerleader" (2015) remixed by German DJ Felix Jaehn
One Direction "Wishing on a Star" (2011)
"What Makes You Beautiful" (2011)
"Little Things" (2012)
"One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" (2013)
"Drag Me Down" (2015)
"Wishing on a Star" credited to X Factor finalists 2011 featuring JLS and One Direction. "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" was the official 2013 Comic Relief single. All singles entered the chart at #1.
OneRepublic "Counting Stars" (2013)
Rita Ora "Hot Right Now" (2012)
"R.I.P" (2012)
"How We Do (Party)" (2012)
"I Will Never Let You Down" (2014)
Ora featured on "Hot Right Now" with DJ Fresh.
"R.I.P." features Tinie Tempah.
Roy Orbison "Only the Lonely" (1960)
"It's Over" (1964)
"Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964)
Roy Orbison would become the founder member of the 'Traveling Bilburys', alongside Jeff Lynne of ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), George Harrison, Jim Keltner, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, a group with 22 number 1s between them. Roy would die later that year though.
Tony Orlando "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (1973)
Orson "No Tomorrow" (2006) Lowest selling number 1 in its first week ever until "Sign Of the Times"
Kelly Osbourne "Changes" (2003) Duet with her father Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne "Changes" (2003) Duet with his daughter Kelly Osbourne.
Donny Osmond "Puppy Love" (1972)
"The Twelfth of Never" (1973)
"Young Love" (1973)
Another #1 with The Osmonds.
Jimmy Osmond "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" (1972) Jimmy had another #1 with The Osmonds; Youngest act to ever have a number 1.
The Osmonds "Love Me for a Reason" (1974)
Gilbert O'Sullivan "Clair" (1972)
"Get Down" (1973)
The Outhere Brothers "Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)" (1995)
"Boom Boom Boom" (1995)
The Overlanders "Michelle" (1966)
Owl City "Fireflies" (2010)
Oxide & Neutrino "Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)" (2000) It is known for sampling the theme music to the BBC One hospital drama series Casualty, and also contains samples of dialogue from the 1998 film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
P. Diddy "I'll Be Missing You" (1997)
"I Don't Wanna Know" (2004)
"Nasty Girl" (2005)
"I'll Be Missing You" featured Faith Evans and 112 and he appeared on "I Don't Wanna Know" and "Nasty Girl" as a featured artist.
PJ and Duncan "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" (2013) Re-release for Childline charity.
Petey Pablo "Goodies" (2005) As a featured artist with Ciara.
Elaine Paige "I Know Him So Well" (1985) Duet with Barbara Dickson.
Paper Lace "Billy Don't Be a Hero" (1974)
The Simon Park Orchestra "Eye Level" (1973)
Partners in Kryme "Turtle Power" (1990) Featured in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Sean Paul "Breathe" (2003)
"What About Us" (2013)
"Rockabye" (2016)
as a featured artist on all.
Freda Payne "Band of Gold" (1970)
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" (2008)
"California Gurls" (2010)
"Part of Me" (2012)
"Roar" (2013)
"Feels" (2017)
"California Gurls" features rapper Snoop Dogg.
Featured on Calvin Harris song "Feels".
Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls" (1984)
"It's a Sin" (1987)
"Always on My Mind" (1987)
"Heart" (1988)
"Always On My Mind" was originally by Elvis Presley, but this got to number 1 and no other version has ever entered the Top 40.
Peter and Gordon "A World Without Love" (1964) The song was notably rejected by The Beatles.
Peters and Lee "Welcome Home" (1973)
Pilot "January" (1974)
Pink "Lady Marmalade" (2001)
"Just Like a Pill" (2002)
"So What" (2008)
"Lady Marmalade" recorded with Christina Aguilera, Mýa, and Lil' Kim.
Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)" (1979)
Billie Piper "Because We Want To" (1998)
"Girlfriend" (1998)
"Day & Night" (2000)
Pitbull "On the Floor" (2011)
"Give Me Everything" (2011)
"Timber" (2014)
Featured artist on "On the Floor"; "Give Me Everything" features Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer. "Timber" features Kesha.
Gene Pitney "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" (1989) With Marc Almond.
Rachel Platten "Fight Song" (2015) One hit wonder
The Platters "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1958)
The Police "Message in a Bottle" (1979)
"Walking on the Moon" (1979)
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" (1980)
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (1981)
"Every Breath You Take" (1983)
Icona Pop "I Love It" (2013) Featuring Charli XCX.
Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)" (1955)
Mike Posner "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" (2016) SeeB remix
Post Malone "Rockstar" (2017) Featuring 21 Savage
Elvis Presley "All Shook Up" (1957)
"Jailhouse Rock" (1957/2005)
"One Night" / "I Got Stung" (1958/2005)
"A Fool Such as I" / "I Need Your Love Tonight" (1959)
"It's Now or Never" (1960/2005)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (1960)
"Wooden Heart" (1961)
"Surrender" (1961)
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister" (1961)
"Can't Help Falling in Love" / "Rock-A-Hula Baby" (1962)
"Good Luck Charm" (1962)
"She's Not You" (1962)
"Return to Sender" (1962)
"(You're The) Devil in Disguise" (1963)
"Crying in the Chapel" (1965)
"The Wonder of You" (1970)
"Way Down" (1977)
"A Little Less Conversation" (2002)
Various singles recorded with The Jordanaires. "A Little Less Conversation" was a remix by JXL in 2002.
Billy Preston "Get Back" (1969) With The Beatles.
Johnny Preston "Running Bear" (1959)
The Pretenders "Brass in Pocket" (1979)
Prince "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (1994)
The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (2007) Featuring Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin.
Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967)
The Prodigy "Firestarter" (1996)
"Breathe" (1996)
Eric Prydz "Call on Me" (2004)
PSY "Gangnam Style" (2012) Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap "Young Girl" (1968)
Pussycat "Mississippi" (1975) Only Dutch band to top the UK Singles Chart.
The Pussycat Dolls "Don't Cha" (2005)
"Stickwitu" (2005)
"Don't Cha" featured Busta Rhymes.
Charlie Puth "See You Again" (2015)
"Marvin Gaye (song)" (2015)
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Artist Number one singles Notes
Suzi Quatro "Can The Can" (1973)
"Devil Gate Drive" (1974)
Quavo "I'm the One" (2017) Featured on a DJ Khaled song.
Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975)
"Under Pressure" (1981)
"Innuendo" (1991)
"Bohemian Rhapsody"/"These Are the Days of Our Lives" (1991)
"Five Live" (1993)
"We Will Rock You" (2000)
"We Will Rock You" (2000 version) was recorded with 5ive and credited to "5ive + Queen".


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Rage Against the Machine "Killing in the Name" (2009) Became Christmas number one after a massive Facebook group aimed to end the X Factor's Christmas chart dominance. It succeeded and is regarded as the biggest upset in chart history.
Marvin Rainwater "Whole Lotta Woman" (1958)
Johnnie Ray "Such a Night" (1954)
"Just Walkin' In The Rain" (1956)
"Yes Tonight Josephine" (1957)
Rayvon "Angel" (2001) With Shaggy.
Razorlight "America" (2006)
The Real Thing "You to Me Are Everything" (1975)
Redman "Dirrty" (2002) As a featured artist with Christina Aguilera.
Rednex "Cotton Eye Joe" (1994) Cover of the popular American Folk song.
Jim Reeves "Distant Drums" (1966) Posthumous release after Reeves' death in 1964.
Vic Reeves "Dizzy" (1991) Cover of the Tommy Roe song of the same name. Recorded with alternative rock band The Wonder Stuff.
Renée and Renato "Save Your Love" (1982) 1982 Christmas Number One.
Busta Rhymes "Don't Cha" (2005) As a featured artist with The Pussycat Dolls.
Roddy Ricch "Rockstar" (2020) as featured with DaBaby
Cliff Richard "Living Doll" (1959)
"Travellin' Light" (1959)
"Please Don't Tease" (1960)
"I Love You" (1960)
"The Young Ones" (1962)
"The Next Time" / "Bachelor Boy" (1962)
"Summer Holiday" (1963)
"The Minute You're Gone" (1965)
"Congratulations" (1968)
" We Don't Talk Anymore" (1979)
"Living Doll" (1986)
"Mistletoe and Wine" (1988)
"Saviour's Day" (1990)
"The Millennium Prayer" (1999)
Songs as part of The Drifters and The Shadows,the 1986 version of "Living Doll" was with The Young Ones.
Wendy Richard "Come Outside" (1962) Provided vocals on the Mike Sarne track.
Lionel Richie "Hello" (1984)
Right Said Fred "Deeply Dippy" (1992)
The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" (1964)
"Unchained Melody" (1990)
"Unchained Melody" was a re-release of the 1965 track that regained popularity after featuring in the film Ghost.
Rihanna "Umbrella" (2007)
"Take a Bow" (2008)
"Run This Town" (2009)
"Only Girl (In the World)" (2010)
"What's My Name?" (2011)
"We Found Love" (2011)
"Diamonds" (2012)
"The Monster" (2013)
"Wild Thoughts" (2017)
"Run This Town", "The Monster" and "Wild Thoughts" as a featured artist; "Umbrella" featured Jay-Z, "What's My Name?" featured Drake and "We Found Love" featured Calvin Harris. Rihanna has four million sellers in the UK, second only to The Beatles ("We Found Love", "Love the Way You Lie", "Only Girl in the World" and "Diamonds")[1]
Rikrok "It Wasn't Me" (2001) As a featured artist with Shaggy.
LeAnn Rimes "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (2000) Featured in the film Coyote Ugly.
Rixton "Me and My Broken Heart" (2014)
Rizzle Kicks "Heart Skips a Beat" (2011) As a featured artist with Olly Murs.
Smokey Robinson "Being with You" (1981)
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles "The Tears of a Clown" (1970)
Robson and Jerome "Unchained Melody" / "The White Cliffs of Dover" (1995)
"I Believe" / "Up on the Roof" (1995)
"What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" / "You'll Never Walk Alone" (1996)
All Covers from previous artists.
Robyn "With Every Heartbeat" (2007) Featuring Kleerup.
Tommy Roe "Dizzy" (1969) Song also went to number one in 1991 in a cover by Vic Reeves.
Kenny Rogers "Lucille" (1977)
"Coward of the County" (1980)
Roll Deep "Good Times" (2010)
"Green Light" (2010)
The Rolling Stones "It's All Over Now" (1964)
"Little Red Rooster" (1964)
"The Last Time" / "Play With Fire" (1965)
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / "The Spider and the Fly" (1965)
"Get Off of My Cloud" / "I'm Free" (1965)
"Paint It, Black" / "Stupid Girl" (1966)
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968)
"Honky Tonk Woman" / "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969)
Nicky Romero "I Could Be the One" (2013) With Avicii
Mark Ronson "Uptown Funk" (2014) Features Bruno Mars; "Uptown Funk" spent seven weeks at number one and sold over one million copies in the UK.[9]
Room 5 "Make Luv" (2003) Re-release, with Oliver Cheatham.
Diana Ross "I'm Still Waiting" (1971)
"Chain Reaction" (1986)
Demis Roussos "The Roussos Phenomenon EP" (1976)
Route 94 "My Love" (2014) Featuring Jess Glynne vocals.
Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" (2002)
"When Love Takes Over" (2009)
"Dilemma" released as joint single with Nelly, Rowland gave vocals for DJ, David Guetta track "When Love Takes Over". Other number-ones are with Destiny's Child.
Roxy Music "Jealous Guy" (1981)
Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards "Amazing Grace" (1972) Charity single. Cover of the Christian hymn of the same name.
Lita Roza "(How Much is) That Doggie in the Window" (1953) First British woman to top the UK Singles Chart.
The Rubettes "Sugar Baby Love" (1974)
Rudimental "Feel the Love" (2012)
"Waiting All Night" (2013)
"These Days (2018)
Run–D.M.C. "It's like That" (1998) Re-mix by DJ Jason Nevins.
Jennifer Rush "The Power of Love" (1985) Top selling single of 1985.
Shaun Ryder "DARE" (2005) Featured on the Gorillaz track.


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S Club 7 "Bring It All Back" (1999)
"Never Had a Dream Come True" (2000)
"Don't Stop Movin'" (2001)
"Have You Ever" (2001)
S'Express "Theme from S'Express" (1988)
St Winifred's School Choir "There's No One Quite Like Grandma" (1980) Also provided backing vocals on "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" by Brian and Michael.
Sam & Mark "With a Little Help from My Friends" (2004) Contestants on Pop Idol.
Sam and the Womp "Bom Bom" (2012) One Hit Wonder
Roger Sanchez "Another Chance" (2001)
Emeli Sandé "Read All About It" (2011)
"Beneath Your Beautiful" (2012)
"Read All About It" with Professor Green and "Beneath Your Beautiful" with Labyrinth.
Mike Sarne "Come Outside" (1962)
Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?" (1969)
The Saturdays "What About Us" (2013) "What About Us" featured Sean Paul.
Telly Savalas "If" (1975) Cover version.
Leo Sayer "When I Need You" (1977)
"Thunder in My Heart Again" (2006)
As a featured artist on "Thunder in My Heart Again".
The Scaffold "Lily the Pink" (1968)
Robin Schulz "Prayer in C" (2014) Remixed song by French duo Lilly Wood and the Prick.
Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (2006)
Scouting for Girls "This Ain't a Love Song" (2010)
The Script "Hall of Fame" (2012) Features
The Searchers "Sweets for My Sweet" (1963)
"Needles and Pins" (1964)
"Don't Throw Your Love Away" (1964)
Sebastian "The Way I Are" (2007) Extended version of the single.
Secondcity "I Wanna Feel" (2014)
The Seekers "I'll Never Find Another You" (1964)
"The Carnival Is Over" (1965)
The Shadows "Apache" (1960)
"Kon-Tiki" (1961)
"Wonderful Land" (1962)
"Dance On!" (1962)
"Foot Tapper" (1963)
Shaggy "Oh Carolina" (1993)
"Boombastic" (1995)
"It Wasn't Me" (2000)
"Angel" (2001)
"It Wasn't Me" featured Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent, "Angel" featured Rayvon.
Shakespears Sister "Stay" (1992)
Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" (2006)
"Beautiful Liar" (2007)
"Hips Don't Lie" featured Wyclef Jean and "Beautiful Liar" was a duet with Beyoncé.
The Shamen "Ebeneezer Goode" (1992)
Shanks & Bigfoot "Sweet Like Chocolate" (1999)
Del Shannon "Runaway" (1961)
Shapeshifters "Lola's Theme" (2004)
Helen Shapiro "You Don't Know" (1961)
"Walkin' Back to Happiness" (1961)
Feargal Sharkey "A Good Heart" (1985)
Sandie Shaw "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (1964)
"Long Live Love" (1965)
"Puppet on a String" (1967)
Ed Sheeran "Sing" (2014)
"Thinking Out Loud" (2014)
"Shape of You" (2017)
"Perfect" (2017)
"River" (2018)
"I Don't Care" (2019)
"Beautiful People" (2019)
"Take Me Back to London" (2019)
"Own It" (2020)
"Thinking Out Loud" is the only single to spend a year without dropping out of the top 40; it sold over one million copies in the UK.
"Shape of You" was number one for 14 weeks.
"River" as a featured artist with Eminem.

"I Don't Care" was a duet with Justin Bieber, "Beautiful People" with Khalid, "Take Me Back to London" and "Own It" with Stormzy. .

Anne Shelton "Lay Down Your Arms" (1956)
Shout for England "Shout" (2010) based on the Tears for Fears song of the same name.
Showaddywaddy "Under the Moon of Love" (1976) Sold over a million copies in the UK.
Sia "Titanium" (2012) David Guetta featuring Sia.
Sigma "Nobody to Love" (2014)
"Changing" (2014)
"Changing" credited as Sigma featuring Paloma Faith.
Rui da Silva "Touch Me" (2001) First Portuguese Artist to have a UK number one single.
Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1970) Achieved a feat of hitting number 1 in both the UK and US at the same time.
Eva Simons "This Is Love" (2012) Featured artist on song "This Is Love".
Simple Minds "Belfast Child" (1989)
Simply Red "Fairground" (1995)
The Simpsons "Do the Bartman" (1990)
Frank Sinatra "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954)
"Strangers in the Night" (1966)
"Somethin' Stupid" (1967)
'Somethin' Stupid' was the first father and daughter number 1.
Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (1966)
"Somethin' Stupid" (1967)
Slade "Coz I Luv You" (1971)
"Take Me Bak 'Ome" (1972)
"Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (1972)
"Cum On Feel the Noize" (1973)
"Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me" (1973)
"Merry Xmas Everybody" (1973)
Sister Sledge "Frankie" (1985)
Slik "Forever and Ever" (1975)
Small Faces "All or Nothing" (1966)
Sam Smith "La La La" (2013)
"Money on My Mind" (2014)
"Stay with Me" (2014)
"Lay Me Down" (2015)
"Writing's on the Wall" (2015)
"Too Good at Goodbyes" (2017)
"Promises" (2018)
"La La La" as a featured artist with Naughty Boy.
"Lay Me Down" was a charity single for Comic Relief featuring John Legend.
"Writing's on the Wall" was the theme song from the James Bond film Spectre.
"Promises" with Calvin Harris
Will Smith "Men in Black" (1997)
Snap! "The Power" (1990)
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" (1992)
David Sneddon "Stop Living the Lie" (2003)
Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" (2010) As a featured artist with Katy Perry.
So Solid Crew "21 Seconds" (2001)
Soft Cell "Tainted Love" (1981) Cover version.
Sonia "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (1989)
Sonique "It Feels So Good" (2000)
Sonny and Cher "I Got You Babe" (1965)
David Soul "Don't Give Up On Us" (1976)
"Silver Lady" (1977)
Soul II Soul "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" (1989)
Spacedust "Gym and Tonic" (1998)
Spandau Ballet "True" (1983)
Nicole Scherzinger "Don't Hold Your Breath" (2011)
Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" (1999)
"Born to Make You Happy" (2000)
"Oops!... I Did It Again" (2000)
"Toxic" (2004)
"Everytime" (2004)
"Scream & Shout" (2013)
In "Scream & Shout" as a featured artist.
The Specials "Too Much Too Young" (1980)
"Ghost Town" (1981)
Spice Girls "Wannabe" (1996)
"Say You'll Be There" (1996)
"2 Become 1" (1996)
"Who Do You Think You Are" / "Mama" (1997)
"Spice Up Your Life" (1997)
"Too Much" (1997)
"Viva Forever" (1998)
"Goodbye" (1998)
"Holler" / "Let Love Lead The Way" (2000)
Spiller "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" (2000)
Spitting Image "The Chicken Song" (1986)
Dusty Springfield "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (1966)
Jo Stafford "You Belong to Me" (1952)
Lisa Stansfield "All Around the World" (1989)
Alvin Stardust "Jealous Mind" (1974)
The Stargazers "Broken Wings" (1953) First recording by a British act to top the UK Singles Chart.
Kay Starr "Comes A-Long A-Love" (1952)
"The Rock And Roll Waltz" (1956)
Starship "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (1983)
Status Quo "Down Down" (1974)
"Come on You Reds" (1994)
"Come on You Reds" with Manchester United F.C..
Tommy Steele and The Steelmen "Singing the Blues" (1956)
Steps "Heartbeat" / "Tragedy" (1998)
"Stomp" (2000)
Stereophonics "Dakota" (2005)
Ray Stevens "The Streak" (1974)
Shakin' Stevens "This Ole House" (1981)
"Green Door" (1981)
"Oh Julie" (1982)
"Merry Christmas Everyone" (1985)
Rod Stewart "Maggie May" / "Reason to Believe" (1971)
"You Wear It Well" (1972)
"Sailing" (1975)
"I Don't Want to Talk About It" / "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (1977)
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978)
"Baby Jane" (1983)
Stiltskin "Inside" (1994)
Stock Aitken Waterman "Ferry Cross the Mersey" (1989) Cover version.
Stormzy "Vossi Bop" (2019)
"Take Me Back to London"(2019)
"Own It" (2020)
The Streets "Dry Your Eyes" (2004)
Barbra Streisand "Woman in Love" (1980)
Tinchy Stryder "Number 1" (2009)
"Never Leave You" (2009)
Harry Styles "Sign of the Times" (2017)
The Stylistics "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" (1975)
Sugababes "Freak Like Me" (2002)
"Round Round" (2002)
"Hole in the Head" (2003)
"Push the Button" (2005)
"Walk This Way" (2007)
"About You Now" (2007)
Donna Summer "I Feel Love" (1977)
The Supremes "Baby Love" (1964)
Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" (1982)
Swedish House Mafia "Don't You Worry Child" (2012) Featuring John Martin. Sold over one million copies in the UK.
Sweet "Block Buster!" (1973)
Sweet Sensation "Sad Sweet Dreamer" (1974)
Sally Sweetland "I'm Walking Behind You" (1953)
Taylor Swift "Look What You Made Me Do" (2017)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
T. Rex "Hot Love" (1971)
"Get It On" (1971)
"Telegram Sam" (1972)
"Metal Guru" (1972)
Take That "Pray" (1993)
"Relight My Fire" (1993)
"Babe" (1993)
"Everything Changes" (1994)
"Sure" (1994)
"Back for Good" (1995)
"Never Forget" (1995)
"How Deep Is Your Love" (1996)
"Patience" (2006)
"Shine" (2007)
"Greatest Day" (2008)
"These Days" (2014)
"Relight My Fire" was originally sung by Dan Hartman and "How Deep Is Your Love" was originally by The Bee Gees.
The Tamperer featuring Maya "Feel It" (1998)
The Tams "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" (1971)
t.A.T.u. "All the Things She Said" (2002)
Taxi Gang "Twist and Shout" (1994) Cover version. As featured artist.
The Teenagers "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (1956)
Teletubbies "Teletubbies say "Eh-oh!"" (1997)
The Temperance Seven "You're Driving Me Crazy" (1961) Cover version.
Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" (2013) Sold over a million copies in the UK. With TI and Pharrell Williams.[2]
Sandi Thom "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)" (2006)
The Three Degrees "When Will I See You Again" (1974)
Thunderclap Newman "Something in the Air" (1969)
T.I. "Blurred Lines" (2013) Sold over a million copies in the UK. With Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.[2]
Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now" (1988)
Tight Fit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (1982)
Bryson Tiller "Wild Thoughts" (2017) Featured artist
Johnny Tillotson "Poetry in Motion" (1961)
Timbaland "Give It to Me" (2007)
"The Way I Are" (2007)
Also featured on the number one "4 Minutes" by Madonna.

"Give It To Me" features Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, while "The Way I Are" features Keri Hilson.

Justin Timberlake "SexyBack" (2006)
"My Love" (2006)
"What Goes Around... Comes Around" (2007)
"Give It to Me" (2007)
"4 Minutes" (2008)
"Mirrors" (2013)
Uncredited on "Where Is the Love?" and featured artist on "Give It to Me" and "4 Minutes".

"SexyBack" features producer Timbaland, "My Love" features rapper T.I.

Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" (2010)
"Written in the Stars" (2010)
"R.I.P" (2012)
"Tsunami (Jump)" (2014)
"Crazy Stupid Love" (2014)
"Not Letting Go" (2015)
"Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" (2015)
Featured artist on "Crazy Stupid Love" with Cheryl and on "R.I.P." with Rita Ora.
The Ting Tings "That's Not My Name" (2008)
Cara Tivey "She's Leaving Home" (1988) Cover version.
Tomcraft "Loneliness" (2002)
Tones and I "Dance Monkey" (2019) Longest number one by a female artist with 11 weeks at number one.
The Tornados "Telstar" (1962)
T'Pau "China in Your Hand" (1987)
Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass" (2014)
"Marvin Gaye" (2015)
Featured on 'Marvin Gaye', Charlie Puth is the lead.
John Travolta "You're the One That I Want" (1978)
"Summer Nights" (1978)
From the soundtrack to the film, Grease.
The Tremeloes "Do You Love Me" (1963)
"Silence Is Golden" (1967)
Cover version of "Silence Is Golden".
Jackie Trent "Where Are You Now (My Love)" (1965)
The Troggs "With a Girl Like You" (1966)
Tubeway Army "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (1979) With Gary Numan.
Tulisa "Young" (2012)
Conway Twitty "It's Only Make Believe" (1958)
Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (1983)
The Tymes "Ms Grace" (1975)
Typically Tropical "Barbados" (1975)


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Artist Number one singles Notes
UB40 "Red Red Wine" (1983)
"I Got You Babe" (1985)
"(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You" (1993)
'I Can't Help Falling In Love' was first performed by Elvis Presley.
The Union Gap "Young Girl" (1968)
Unit 4 + 2 "Concrete and Clay" (1965)
Midge Ure "If I Was" (1985) In 1984, Midge Ure along with Bob Geldof raised money for Ethopai through thei project Band Aid.
USA for Africa "We Are the World" (1985) Released as a charity single in aid of the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia. Sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Usher "You Make Me Wanna" (1998)
"Yeah!" (2004)
"Burn" (2004)
"OMG" (2010)
"OMG" featured

"Yeah!" featured producer Lil Jon and rapper Ludacris.

U2 "Desire" (1988)
"The Fly" (1991)
"Discothèque" (1997)
"Beautiful Day" (2000)
"Take Me to the Clouds Above" (2004)
"Vertigo" (2004)
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (2005)


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Holly Valance "Kiss Kiss" (2002) Cover of the Stella Soleil song.
Ricky Valance "Tell Laura I Love Her" (1960) He was the first Welshman to reach number one in the UK.
Dickie Valentine "The Finger of Suspicion (Points at You)" (1955)
"Christmas Alphabet" (1955)
Armand Van Helden "U Don't Know Me" (1999)
"Bonkers" (2009)
Featured artist on "Bonkers". "U Don't Know Me" featured Duane Harden.
Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" (1990) In the United States, "Ice Ice Baby" was the first Hip-Hop single to top the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Various Artists "Perfect Day" (1997) Released as a charity single for Children in Need.
Frankie Vaughan "The Garden of Eden" (1957)
"Tower of Strength" (1961)
The Vengaboys "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (1998)
"We're Going to Ibiza" (1999)
"We're Going to Ibiza" was based on "Barbados" by Typically Tropical.
The Verve "The Drugs Don't Work" (1997)
Diana Vickers "Once" (2010) Contestant on The X Factor.
The Village People "Y.M.C.A." (1978)


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The Walker Brothers "Make It Easy on Yourself" (1965)
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" (1966)
Wamdue Project "King of My Castle" (1999)
The Wanted "All Time Low" (2010)
"Glad You Came" (2011)
Wanz "Thrift Shop" (2013) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz.
Anita Ward "Ring My Bell" (1979)
Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" (2005) X Factor' Winner.
The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" (2020)
Frank Weir "My Son, My Son" (1954)
Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing" (2012) "Sweet Nothing" with Calvin Harris. Had a number 1 with Florence and the Machine.
Kanye West "Stronger" (2007)
"American Boy" (2008)
"Run This Town" (2009)
"American Boy" and "Run This Town" as a featured artist.
Westlife "Swear It Again" (1999)
"If I Let You Go" (1999)
"Flying Without Wings" (1999)
"I Have A Dream" / "Seasons In The Sun" (1999)
"Fool Again" (2000)
"Against All Odds" (2000)
"My Love" (2000)
"Uptown Girl" (2001)
"Queen of my Heart" (2001)
"World of Our Own" (2002)
"Unbreakable" (2002)
"Mandy" (2003)
"You Raise Me Up" (2005)
"The Rose" (2006)
Music artist with most consecutive number ones in the UK. Only act in British or Irish history to have first seven singles go straight to Number 1. Gathered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history.
Wet Wet Wet "With a Little Help from My Friends" (1988)
"Goodnight Girl" (1991)
"Love Is All Around" (1994)
'Love Is All Around' at 15 weeks nearly held the record for the longst consecuive weeks (which still belongs to Bryan Adams) but they pulled it off charts so it couldn't be bought.
Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (1984)
"Freedom" (1984)
"I'm Your Man" (1985)
"The Edge of Heaven" (1986)
George Michael had more solo number 1s.
Caron Wheeler "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" (1989) With Soul II Soul.
Whigfield "Saturday Night" (1994)
Barry White "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" (1974) A cover version of the song performed by Howard Brown was released in 2005 as a charity single.
White Town "Your Woman" (1997) First number one to be made on a home PC.
David Whitfield "Answer Me" (1953)
"Cara Mia" (1954)
"Cara Mia" was the first song to spend 10 consecutive weeks at number one.
Slim Whitman "Rose Marie" (1955) The song held the record for the most consecutive weeks at number 1 on the UK charts until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991, after 36 years. "OMG" (2010)
"This Is Love" (2012)
"Hall of Fame" (2012)
"Scream & Shout" (2013)
"It's My Birthday" (2014)
Featured artist on "OMG" and "Hall of Fame". Has other number ones as member of The Black Eyed Peas.

"Scream & Shout" features Britney Spears.

Andy Williams "Butterfly" (1957)  
Danny Williams "Moon River" (1961)  
Deniece Williams "Free" (1976)  
Hayley Williams "Airplanes" (2010) As a featured artist with B.o.B.
Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" (2013)
"Blurred Lines" (2013)
"Happy" (2014)
"Feels" (2017)
"Get Lucky", "Blurred Lines" and "Happy" all sold over a million copies in the UK.[2] "Happy" stayed in the top 75 for the whole of 2014.

featured on all of the songs, apart from "Happy".

Robbie Williams "Millennium" (1998)
"She's the One" / "It's Only Us" (1999)
"Rock DJ" (2000)
"Eternity" / "Road to Mandalay" (2001)
"Somethin' Stupid" (2001)
"Radio" (2004)
"Candy" (2012)
Something stupid was with Nicole Kidman
Chris Willis "Gettin' Over You" (2010) As a featured artist.
Jackie Wilson "Reet Petite" (1986) This song was re-released due to release of the clay animation music video.
Mario Winans "I Don't Wanna Know" (2004) "I Don't Wanna Know" featured Diddy and Enya.
Wiley "Heatwave" (2012)  
Wings "Mull of Kintyre" (1977)  4th biggest selling song ever in the UK.
Cody Wise "It's My Birthday" (2014) Featured artist on "It's My Birthday".
Wizzard "See My Baby Jive" (1973)
"Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)" (1973)
Wizkid "One Dance" (2016) As Featured with Drake.
Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory" (1982)
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" (1984)
"Ebony and Ivory" was a duet with Paul McCartney.
The Wonder Stuff "Dizzy" (1991) With comedian Vic Reeves.
Wretch 32 "Don't Go" (2011) "Don't Go" features Josh Kumra.
Juice Wrld "Godzilla" (2020) As featured with Eminem.
The Wurzels "The Combine Harvester" (1976) Parody of Brand New Key, the Melanie Safka song.
Tammy Wynette "Stand by Your Man" (1975) the first female country artist to top the chart
Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" (2006) as featuring with Shakira.


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Charli XCX "I Love It" (2013) Featured artist on Icona Pop song.
The X Factor Finalists 2008 "Hero" (2008) Charity single in aid of Help for Heroes.
The X Factor Finalists 2009 "You Are Not Alone" (2009) Charity single in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The X Factor Finalists 2010 "Heroes" (2010) Charity single in aid of Help for Heroes.
The X Factor Finalists 2011 "Wishing on a Star" (2011) Charity single in aid of children's charity organization Together for Short Lives.


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Artist Number one singles Notes
Yanou "Heaven" (2002) Cover of Bryan Adams song.
Yazz and the Plastic Population "The Only Way Is Up" (1988)  
Years & Years "King" (2015) [10]
Yolanda Be Cool "We No Speak Americano" (2010) With producer DCUP and was a one hit wonder.
Jimmy Young "Unchained Melody" (1955)
"The Man from Laramie" (1955)
Paul Young "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" (1983)  
Will Young "Anything is Possible" / "Evergreen" (2002)
"Light My Fire" (2002)
"The Long and Winding Road" (2002)
"Leave Right Now" (2003)
"Light My Fire" was originally sung by The Doors and "The Long and Winding Road" was originally sung by The Beatles.
The Young Ones "Living Doll" (1986) Originally a number 1 for Cliff Richard.
Young Thug "Havana" (2017) As a featured artist with Camila Cabello.


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Zager and Evans "In the Year 2525" (1969)
David Zowie "House Every Weekend" (2015) First number one when the chart day moved to Friday.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b Lane, Dan (7 March 2014). "Adele and Rihanna score UK's latest million selling singles". Official Charts Company.
  2. ^ a b c d Myers, Justin (2 March 2014). "Unstoppable Pharrell scores chart record hat-trick as Happy smashes a million". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "CELINE DION | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  4. ^ Moss, Liv (8 February 2015). "Ellie Goulding scores fastest-selling single of the year with Love Me Like You Do". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "River (Amazon Original) by Ellie Goulding on Amazon Music". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ Copsey, Rob (17 July 2015). "Little Mix's Black Magic casts a spell over the Official Singles Chart". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ Moss, Liv (5 July 2015). "Lost Frequencies claims debut UK Number 1 with Are You With Me". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ Lane, Dan (17 August 2014). "Nico And Vinz' Am I Wrong tops UK chart for second week". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ Moss, Liv (15 February 2015). "Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk passes one million UK sales". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Ellie Goulding praises Years And Years, despite them knocking her from No 1". NME. 13 March 2015.
  11. ^ Copsey, Rob (10 July 2015). "David Zowie's House Every Weekend brings the Friday feeling to the Official Chart summit". Official Charts Company.
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