Birthday Dinner Music – All the Number 1s on 29th December since 1953……….

The birthday dinner music playlist is one like no other……..all the Number 1 songs since 1953.  Most are the Christmas number 1 but a few fall in the week after Christmas.  There are some good songs, some very good songs, some bad and some absolutely bloody awful songs!!  All will have their share of airtime though as that is only fair.

Mrs L, Miss A, Mr D and Mr T gathered together their iTunes lists and identified what we had – just about 50% which means Mrs L had to purchase the rest.  Broke her heart to spend good money on some really crappy songs……..Benny Hill, Jimmy Osmond, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls to name but a few…….I could go on!

Downloads from Amazon are cheaper than downloads on iTunes – 69p for most tracks as compared to 99p for all tracks on iTunes.

If you want to know what all the number 1s were on your birthday then check out these websites:
http://www.EveryHit.com
http://www.bobborst.com

Here is the playlist………..

  1. 1953: Frankie Laine – Answer Me
  2. 1954: Winifred Atwell – Let’s Have Another Party
  3. 1955: Dickie Valentine – Christmas Alphabet
  4. 1956: Johnnie Ray – Just Walkin’ In The Rain
  5. 1957: Harry Belafonte – Mary’s Boy Child
  6. 1958: Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe
  7. 1959: Emile Ford and The Checkmates – What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At me For
  8. 1960: Cliff Richard and The Shadows – I Love You
  9. 1961: Danny Williams – Moon River
  10. 1962: Elvis Presley – Return To Sender
  11. 1963: The Beatles – I Want To Hold Her Hand
  12. 1964: The Beatles – I Feel Fine
  13. 1965: The Beatles – Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
  14. 1966: Tom Jones – The Green Grass of Home
  15. 1967: The Beatles – Hello Goodbye
  16. 1968: Scaffold – Lily The Pink
  17. 1969: Rolf Harris – Two Little Boys
  18. 1970: Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knockin’
  19. 1971: Benny Hill – Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
  20. 1972: Little Jimmy Osmond – Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
  21. 1973: Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
  22. 1974: Mud – Lonely This Christmas
  23. 1975: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  24. 1976: Johnny Mathis – When A  Child Is Born (Soleado)
  25. 1977: Wings – Mull of Kintyre
  26. 1978: Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child
  27. 1979: Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  28. 1980: St Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
  29. 1981: The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
  30. 1982: Renee and Renato – Save Your Love
  31. 1983: The Flying Pickets – Only You
  32. 1984: Band Aid – Do They Know Its Christmas?
  33. 1985: Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  34. 1986: Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
  35. 1987: The Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
  36. 1988: Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine
  37. 1989: Band Aid II – Do They Know Its Christmas?
  38. 1990: Cliff Richard – Saviour’s Day
  39. 1991: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  40. 1992: Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  41. 1993: Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
  42. 1994: East 17 – Stay Another Day
  43. 1995: Michael Jackson – Earth Song
  44. 1996: Spice Girls – 2 Become 1
  45. 1997: Spice Girls – Too Much
  46. 1998: Chef (South Park) – Chocolate Salty Balls
  47. 1999: Westlife – I Have A Dream
  48. 2000: Bob The Builder – Can We Fix It?
  49. 2001: Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman – Somethin’ Stupid
  50. 2002: Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
  51. 2003: Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules – Mad World
  52. 2004: Band Aid 20 – Do They Know Its Christmas?
  53. 2005: Shayne Ward – That’s My Goal
  54. 2006: Leona Lewis – A Moment Like This
  55. 2007: Leon Jackson – When You Believe
  56. 2008: Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah
  57. 2009: Joe McElderry – The Climb
  58. 2010: Matt Cardle – When We Collide
  59. 2011: Military Wives with Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
  60. 2012: Justice Collective – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Hillsborough Tribute Song)
  61. 2013: Pharrell Williams – Happy

So there we have it, one playlist saved for posterity……..

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