December 22nd, 2012

Blue Red

60 years of UK Christmas No.1s (1952 - 2012)

(2003 - 2005)

It's Christmas no.1's time!


I haven't posted these songs for a couple of years and it's the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the UK charts. The UK charts started in 1952 and the Christmas No1 of 1952 was also the very first No.1 song in the charts.

I love Christmas No1s and have collected them over the years on 78, vinyl and CD. 

I've tried to find original video footage where possible but obviously a lot of the TV footage of the early ones has been destroyed or lost.

so here are the next 3 UK Christmas no1s -

Gary Jules - Mad World
2003




Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas
2004




Shayne Ward - That's My Goal
2005


Blue Red

writers block

Q. It's the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere, summer solstice in the Southern hemisphere, Does that inspire you to write a three-line Haiku with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven in the middle line?


Now here in the gloom,
We exist in the darkness
Come forth light and shine.