Uk single charts albums dating
For a band that released its first single in 1962, the Beatles have amazing longevity.
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In the United Kingdom, Christmas number ones are singles that are top of the UK Singles Chart in the week in which Christmas Day falls.
Novelty songs, charity songs or songs with a Christmas theme have regularly been at the top of Christmas charts.
Traditionally the volume of record sales in the UK peaks at Christmas, Many of the Christmas number ones were also the best-selling song of the year.
Due to the common practice of dating a chart by the date on which the week ends, the Christmas chart is dated the end of the week containing 25 December, but comprises sales for the week before that.
The most recent Christmas number one single is "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran.
The emergence of a serious contest for the Christmas number-one spot began in 1973, when the glam rock bands Slade and Wizzard deliberately released festive songs in an effort to reach the top of the charts at Christmas, with Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" beating out Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" for the number one spot that Christmas.
Since 2002 the Christmas number one has been dominated by reality television contests, with the winners often heading straight to number one in the week before Christmas.
This trend began when Popstars: The Rivals contestants released the top three singles on the Christmas chart.
From 2005 to 2008, 20 to 2014, the winners of The X Factor took the number-one spot on seven occasions.