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UK No.1
CHART CHAMPS

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Artists with 10 or more
No.1 chart toppers in the UK singles chart

In at No.1 ELVIS PRESLEY with 21
1957. 28 June: All Shook Up (7) 9 previous UK hits before charting at No 1.
1958. 24 Jan: Jailhouse Rock (3) from his film Jailhouse Rock
1959. 30 Jan: I Got Stung / One Night (3)
1959. 15 May: A Fool Such As I (5)
1960. 03 Nov: It's Now Or Never (8) Based on Italian song, "O Sole Mio"
1961. 26 Jan: Are You Lonesome Tonight (4) written 1926, has spoken passage based on Shakespeare.
1961. 23 Mar: Wooden Heart (6) Based on a German folk song; featured in Elvis's film "GI Blues".
1961. 01 June: Surrender (4) Based on Italian song "Return To Sorrento" written in 1911
1961. 09. Nov: His Latest Flame (4)
1962. 22. Feb: Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby (4) film Blue Hawaii
1962. 24. May: Good Luck Charm (5)
1962. 13. Sep: She's Not You (3)
1962. 13. Dec: Return To Sender (3)
1963. 01. Aug: Devil In Disguise (1)
1965. 17.June: Crying In The Chapel (1)
1970. 01. Aug: The Wonder Of You (2) glam rock/Vagas era
1977. 03. Sept: Way Down (5) released just before he died - sales rocketed.
2002. 22.J une: Little Less Conversation (4) JXL remix from a 60's track, Nike '02 world cup tv ad
2005. 15. Jan: Jailhouse Rock (1) 70th anniversary of his birth, a series of re-released Elvis singles was issued.
2005. 22. Jan: One Night / I Got Stung (1) No.1 in Jan 1959. UK's 1000th No.1 hit single
2005. 05. Feb: It's Now Or Never (1) No.1 in Nov 1960

In at No.2 THE BEATLES with 17
1963. 02 May: From Me To You (7) the start of a new era in musical history
1963. 12 Sept: She Loves You (6)
1963. 12 Dec:I Want To Hold Your Hand (5) their first Christmas No 1.
1964. 02 Apr: Can't Buy Me Love (3) From their 1st film "A Hard Day's Night"
1964. 23 July: A Hard Day's Night (3) From their 1st film "A Hard Day's Night"
1964. 10 Dec: I Feel Fine (5) second Christmas No 1.
1965. 22 Apr: Ticket To Ride (3) From the Beatles film "Help!"
1965. 05 Aug: Help! (3) From the Beatles film "Help!"
1965. 16 Dec: Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out (5)
1966. 23 Jun: Paperback Writer (2)
1966. 18 Aug: Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (4) 11th consecutive No 1; as yet not beaten
1967. 19 July: All You Need Is Love (3) performed live on the first worldwide satellite link up.
1967. 06 Dec : Hello Goodbye (7)
1968. 27 Mar: Lady Madonna (2)
1968. 11 Sep: Hey Jude (2)
1969. 23 Apr: Get Back (6) performed live on the roof of the HMV building in London.
1969. 11 Jun: The Ballad Of John & Yoko (3) George & Ringo did not play on this recording.


In at joint No.3 CLIFF RICHARD with 14
1959. 31 Jul: Living Doll (6) Written by Lionel Bart
1959. 30 Oct: Travellin' Light (5)
1960. 28 Jul: Please Don't Tease (4) Co-written by Shadow's guitarist Bruce Welch
1960. 29 Dec: I Love You (2) His first Xmas No 1
1962. 11 Jan: The Young Ones (6) from film "The Young Ones".
1963. 03 Jan: The Next Time / Bachelor Boy (3) both from his film "Summer Holiday".
1963. 14 Mar: Summer Holiday (3) from his film "Summer Holiday".
1965. 15 Apr: The Minute You're Gone (1)
1968. 10 Apr: Congratulations (2) Eurovision Song Contest song
1979. 25 Aug: We Don't Talk Anymore (4)
1986. 22 Mar: Living Doll with The Young Ones for Comic Relief.
1988. 03 Dec: Mistletoe And Wine (4) Christmas No.1 hit.
1990. 08 Dec: Saviour's Day (1) Christmas No.1 hit.
1999. 28 Nov: Millennium Prayer (3)

In at joint No.3 WESTLIFE with 14
1999. 01 May: Swear It Again (2) cover of Boyzone, Ronan Keating's hit- Westlife's manager
1999. 21 Aug: If I Let You Go (1)
1999. 30 Oct: Flying Without Wings (1)
1999. 25 Dec: I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun (4)
2000. 08 Apr: Fool Again (1) first act to have first five singles enter the charts at No 1.
2000. 30 Sep: Against All Odds (2) with Mariah Carey; cover of Phil Collins's 1984 hit
2000. 11 Nov: My Love (1) first seven singles chart-toppers, and each one entered at No.1.
2001. 17 Mar: Uptown Girl (1) Fund-raiser for Comic Relief; cover of Billy Joel's 1983 hit.
2001. 17 Nov: Queen Of My Heart (1)
2002. 02 Mar: A World Of Our Own (1)
2003. 29 Nov: Mandy (1) cover of Barry Manilow's 1975 hit.
2005. 05 Nov: You Raise Me Up (1) rendition of an old Irish song
2006. 18 Nov: The Rose (1) cover of Bette Midler's 1980 hit.


In at No.5 MADONNA with 12
1985. 03 Aug: Into The Groove (4) From her film "Desperately Seeking Susan".
1986. 12 Jul: Papa Don't Preach (3)
1986. 11 Oct: True Blue (1)
1987. 25 Apr: La Isla Bonita (2) more No.1s than any other solo female artists to date
1987. 25 Jul: Who's That Girl (1) From her film Who's That Girl
1989. 25 Mar: Like A Prayer (3) video got banned from some places
1990. 14 Apr: Vogue (4) award-winning video
1998. 01 Mar: Frozen (1)
2000. 05 Mar: American Pie (1) cover of Don McLean's 1972 hit, in Madonna's film"The Next Best Thing".
2000. 27 Aug: Music (1)
2005. 19 Nov: Hung Up (1)
2006. 04 Mar: Sorry (1)

Close behind are ~ Take That, The Spice Girls and Abba
each with 9 No.1 chart singles

(December 2007)


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Artists who have achieved 10 consecutive weeks or more at No.1 in the UK singles chart

18 weeks
Frankie Laine - I Believe ~ 24th April 1953

16 weeks
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You ~ 13th July 1991


15 weeks
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around ~ 4th June 1994

11 weeks
Slim Whitman - Rose Marie ~ 29th July 1955

10 weeks
David Whitfield - Cara Mia ~ 2nd July 1954
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You ~ 5th Dec 1992
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - Umbrella ~ 26th May 2007

Queen's ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' spent 9 weeks at No.1 from November 29th 1975 and a further 5 weeks at No.1 from December 21st 1991 making a total of 14 weeks, but these were not consecutive.
(December 2007)

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