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More than Once at One (39 songs)

As I noted in this piece on the Projects Menu (“A UK #1 for every year”) I can sing and play at least one UK chart-topping song from every year between 1954 and 2013. This repertoire developed from over 20 years’ worth of learning the odd song here and there and finding that many of the tunes that I played most often had reached #1, including “The wonder of you”, “Always on my mind” and “What a wonderful world”. Back in 2012 I set out to fill in the gaps to end up with an unbroken run of songs incorporating at least one for every year of my life. I then went further, all the way back to 1954, many years before I was born, but haven’t added anything to the list since “Get Lucky” in 2013. If you ever see me sat at a piano I will invite you to name any year in that range, paraphrasing “With a little help from my friends” (a UK #1 in 1968, 1988 and 2004). Instead of “Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song”, it’s “Give me a year and I’ll sing you a song”.

A simple, literal way to build up a repertoire like this would be to learn one song for each year, 60 in total, but I allow the same song to cover multiple years, if multiple versions have made it to #1. This is the case with “Unchained Melody”, for instance, which made it to the top four times (in 1955, 1990, 1995 and 2002). In fact I play other songs for those last three years (“Sacrifice”, “Up on the roof” and “Suspicious minds”) but could play “Unchained Melody” for any or all of them if I choose. Similarly, “Do they know it’s Christmas?” made it to #1 four times (in 1984, 1989, 2004 and 2014, a different version for each release). It was the Christmas #1 on the first three occasions, and stayed at the top through to the following year, so technically it has been #1 in seven different years. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was #1 at Christmas in 1975 and again when the original recording was re-released in 1991, and stayed there into the New Year both times. It’s the only recording of a song that has been #1 in four different calendar years. Neither of these last two songs is in my repertoire, yet.

Last weekend, while listening to the charts from this week in 1972 on Paul Gambaccini’s “Pick of the Pops”, I began trying to work out how few songs you would need to cover all the years from 1954 to 2013, but not allowing the Christmas #1s to cover two different calendar years. I didn’t find the answer, but have spent rather a long time trying to work out how many songs have been #1 in different years, either in multiple versions, or when the original was re-released (which happened with “My Sweet Lord” in 2002, and three Elvis singles in 2005, as well as “Bohemian Rhapsody”). This information may be out there on the web already, but I couldn’t find it in the format I wanted, so have worked on a few spreadsheets to come up with data that I can manipulate.

The answer, for now, is 39 songs in 83 releases, as shown in the tables below, but there are some grey areas, noted at the end of this piece. Before those lists of songs, artists and years, here are some observations.

  • The first song to reach #1 in at least two different versions was “Young Love” (Tab Hunter in 1957 and Donny Osmond in 1973).
  • The most recent duplicate chart-topper is “Bridge over troubled water” (Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 and most recently Artists for Grenfell in 2017).
  • As noted above, two songs have been #1 in four different versions: “Unchained Melody” and “Do they know it’s Christmas?”.
  • A further four songs have been #1 in three different versions: “You’ll never walk alone”, “Spirit in the sky”, “With a little help from my friends” and “Bridge over troubled water”. (For the latter I am including the 2015 release by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, “A bridge over you”, which incorporated the Simon & Garfunkel song with Coldplay’s “Fix You”.)
  • In 14 different years there were no duplicates, i.e. no chart-toppers which also reached #1 in a different year, either as a re-release or in a different version: 1956, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016.
  • “One Night” / “I got stung” by Elvis Presley is the only example of a double A sided release reaching #1 twice. It counts here as the 30th example of a title getting to #1 more than once, but it contains two different songs.

Simple chronological list, 1953-2017

Year Song Artist Released as Time at #1
1953 I Believe Frankie Laine I Believe 1st
1954 This Ole House Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 1st
1955 Unchained Melody Jimmy Young Unchained Melody 1st
1957 Young Love Tab Hunter Young Love 1st
1957 Mary’s Boy Child Harry Belafonte Mary’s Boy Child 1st
1958 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1st
1959 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 1st
1959 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Drifters Living Doll 1st
1960 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 1st
1962 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Elvis Presley Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can’t Help Falling In Love 1st
1963 You’ll never walk alone Gerry & The Pacemakers You’ll Never Walk Alone 1st
1965 I got you babe Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 1st
1967 Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra Something Stupid 1st
1968 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World / Cabaret 1st
1968 Baby Come Back Equals Baby Come Back 1st
1968 With a little help from my friends Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 1st
1969 Dizzy Tommy Roe Dizzy 1st
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1st
1970 Spirit in the sky Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky 1st
1971 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1st
1972 Without You Nilsson Without You 1st
1973 Young Love Donny Osmond Young Love 2nd
1974 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun 1st
1974 Everything I own Ken Boothe Everything I Own 1st
1975 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1st
1978 Mary’s Boy Child Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord 2nd
1979 Tragedy Bee Gees Tragedy 1st
1980 Tide is High Blondie Tide Is High 1st
1981 This Ole House Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House 2nd
1983 Uptown Girl Billy Joel Uptown Girl 1st
1984 Power of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood Power Of Love 1st
1984 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? 1st
1985 You’ll never walk alone Crowd You’ll Never Walk Alone 2nd
1985 I got you babe UB40, guest vocals by Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe 2nd
1986 When the going gets tough Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 1st
1986 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Young Ones, featuring Hank Marvin Living Doll 2nd
1986 Spirit in the sky Doctor & The Medics Spirit In The Sky 2nd
1987 Everything I own Boy George Everything I Own 2nd
1988 With a little help from my friends Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With A Little Help From My Friends / She’s Leaving Home 2nd
1988 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Hollies He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother 1st
1989 Eternal Flame Bangles Eternal Flame 1st
1989 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid II Do They Know It’s Christmas? 2nd
1990 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 2nd
1991 Dizzy Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff Dizzy 2nd
1991 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives 2nd
1993 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You UB40 (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You 2nd
1994 Without You Mariah Carey Without You 2nd
1994 Baby Come Back Pato Banton Baby Come Back 2nd
1995 Unchained Melody Robson & Jerome Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover 3rd
1995 You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1st
1995 I Believe Robson & Jerome I Believe / Up On The Roof 2nd
1996 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 1st
1996 You’ll never walk alone Robson & Jerome What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Saturday Night At The Movies / You’ll Never Walk Alone 3rd
1998 Lady Marmalade All Saints Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade 1st
1998 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 98 2nd
1999 Tragedy Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy 2nd
1999 When the going gets tough Boyzone When The Going Gets Tough 2nd
1999 Mambo #5 Lou Bega Mambo No5 (A Little Bit Of…) 1st
1999 Seasons in the Sun Westlife I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun 2nd
2000 Against All Odds Mariah Carey & Westlife Against All Odds 1st
2001 Uptown Girl Westlife Uptown Girl 2nd
2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera / Lil’ Kim / Mya / Pink Lady Marmalade 2nd
2001 Eternal Flame Atomic Kitten Eternal Flame 2nd
2001 Mambo #5 Bob The Builder Mambo No 5 2nd
2001 Something Stupid Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin’ Stupid 2nd
2002 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 2nd
2002 Unchained Melody Gareth Gates Unchained Melody 4th
2002 Tide is High Atomic Kitten Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) 2nd
2003 Spirit in the sky Gareth Gates featuring The Kumars Spirit In The Sky 3rd
2004 With a little help from my friends Sam & Mark With A Little Help From My Friends / Measure Of A Man 3rd
2004 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 20 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 3rd
2005 Against All Odds Steve Brookstein Against All Odds 2nd
2005 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 2nd
2005 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 2nd
2005 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 2nd
2007 What a Wonderful World Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua What A Wonderful World 2nd
2009 You Are Not Alone X Factor Finalists 2009 You Are Not Alone 2nd
2012 Power of Love Gabrielle Aplin Power Of Love 2nd
2012 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 2nd
2013 Wake Me Up Avicii Wake Me Up 1st
2014 Wake Me Up Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir Wake Me Up 2nd
2014 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 30 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 4th
2015 Bridge Over Troubled Water Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir A Bridge over You 2nd
2017 Bridge Over Troubled Water Artists for Grenfell Bridge over Troubled Water 3rd

 

 

In order of when a second version, or re-release, made it to #1

Year Song Artist Released as Time at #1
1957 Young Love Tab Hunter Young Love 1st
1973 Young Love Donny Osmond Young Love 2nd
1957 Mary’s Boy Child Harry Belafonte Mary’s Boy Child 1st
1978 Mary’s Boy Child Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord 2nd
1954 This Ole House Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 1st
1981 This Ole House Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House 2nd
1963 You’ll never walk alone Gerry & The Pacemakers You’ll Never Walk Alone 1st
1985 You’ll never walk alone Crowd You’ll Never Walk Alone 2nd
1996 You’ll never walk alone Robson & Jerome What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Saturday Night At The Movies / You’ll Never Walk Alone 3rd
1965 I got you babe Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 1st
1985 I got you babe UB40, guest vocals by Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe 2nd
1959 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Drifters Living Doll 1st
1986 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Young Ones, featuring Hank Marvin Living Doll 2nd
1970 Spirit in the sky Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky 1st
1986 Spirit in the sky Doctor & The Medics Spirit In The Sky 2nd
2003 Spirit in the sky Gareth Gates featuring The Kumars Spirit In The Sky 3rd
1974 Everything I own Ken Boothe Everything I Own 1st
1987 Everything I own Boy George Everything I Own 2nd
1968 With a little help from my friends Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 1st
1988 With a little help from my friends Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With A Little Help From My Friends / She’s Leaving Home 2nd
2004 With a little help from my friends Sam & Mark With A Little Help From My Friends / Measure Of A Man 3rd
1984 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? 1st
1989 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid II Do They Know It’s Christmas? 2nd
2004 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 20 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 3rd
2014 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 30 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 4th
1955 Unchained Melody Jimmy Young Unchained Melody 1st
1990 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 2nd
1995 Unchained Melody Robson & Jerome Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover 3rd
2002 Unchained Melody Gareth Gates Unchained Melody 4th
1969 Dizzy Tommy Roe Dizzy 1st
1991 Dizzy Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff Dizzy 2nd
1975 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1st
1991 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives 2nd
1962 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Elvis Presley Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can’t Help Falling In Love 1st
1993 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You UB40 (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You 2nd
1968 Baby Come Back Equals Baby Come Back 1st
1994 Baby Come Back Pato Banton Baby Come Back 2nd
1972 Without You Nilsson Without You 1st
1994 Without You Mariah Carey Without You 2nd
1953 I Believe Frankie Laine I Believe 1st
1995 I Believe Robson & Jerome I Believe / Up On The Roof 2nd
1996 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 1st
1998 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 98 2nd
1974 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun 1st
1999 Seasons in the Sun Westlife I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun 2nd
1979 Tragedy Bee Gees Tragedy 1st
1999 Tragedy Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy 2nd
1986 When the going gets tough Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 1st
1999 When the going gets tough Boyzone When The Going Gets Tough 2nd
1967 Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra Something Stupid 1st
2001 Something Stupid Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin’ Stupid 2nd
1983 Uptown Girl Billy Joel Uptown Girl 1st
2001 Uptown Girl Westlife Uptown Girl 2nd
1989 Eternal Flame Bangles Eternal Flame 1st
2001 Eternal Flame Atomic Kitten Eternal Flame 2nd
1998 Lady Marmalade All Saints Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade 1st
2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera / Lil’ Kim / Mya / Pink Lady Marmalade 2nd
1999 Mambo #5 Lou Bega Mambo No5 (A Little Bit Of…) 1st
2001 Mambo #5 Bob The Builder Mambo No 5 2nd
1971 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1st
2002 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 2nd
1980 Tide is High Blondie Tide Is High 1st
2002 Tide is High Atomic Kitten Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) 2nd
1958 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1st
2005 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 2nd
1959 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 1st
2005 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 2nd
1960 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 1st
2005 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 2nd
2000 Against All Odds Mariah Carey & Westlife Against All Odds 1st
2005 Against All Odds Steve Brookstein Against All Odds 2nd
1968 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World / Cabaret 1st
2007 What a Wonderful World Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua What A Wonderful World 2nd
1995 You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1st
2009 You Are Not Alone X Factor Finalists 2009 You Are Not Alone 2nd
1984 Power of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood Power Of Love 1st
2012 Power of Love Gabrielle Aplin Power Of Love 2nd
1988 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Hollies He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother 1st
2012 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 2nd
2013 Wake Me Up Avicii Wake Me Up 1st
2014 Wake Me Up Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir Wake Me Up 2nd
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1st
2015 Bridge Over Troubled Water Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir A Bridge over You 2nd
2017 Bridge Over Troubled Water Artists for Grenfell Bridge over Troubled Water 3rd

Alphabetically by song

Year Song Artist Released as Time at #1
2000 Against All Odds Mariah Carey & Westlife Against All Odds 1st
2005 Against All Odds Steve Brookstein Against All Odds 2nd
1968 Baby Come Back Equals Baby Come Back 1st
1994 Baby Come Back Pato Banton Baby Come Back 2nd
1975 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1st
1991 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives 2nd
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1st
2015 Bridge Over Troubled Water Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir A Bridge over You 2nd
2017 Bridge Over Troubled Water Artists for Grenfell Bridge over Troubled Water 3rd
1962 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You Elvis Presley Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can’t Help Falling In Love 1st
1993 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You UB40 (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You 2nd
1969 Dizzy Tommy Roe Dizzy 1st
1991 Dizzy Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff Dizzy 2nd
1984 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? 1st
1989 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid II Do They Know It’s Christmas? 2nd
2004 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 20 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 3rd
2014 Do they know it’s Christmas? Band Aid 30 Do They Know It’s Christmas? 4th
1989 Eternal Flame Bangles Eternal Flame 1st
2001 Eternal Flame Atomic Kitten Eternal Flame 2nd
1974 Everything I own Ken Boothe Everything I Own 1st
1987 Everything I own Boy George Everything I Own 2nd
1988 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Hollies He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother 1st
2012 He Ain’t Heavy (He’s my brother) Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 2nd
1953 I Believe Frankie Laine I Believe 1st
1995 I Believe Robson & Jerome I Believe / Up On The Roof 2nd
1965 I got you babe Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 1st
1985 I got you babe UB40, guest vocals by Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe 2nd
1960 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 1st
2005 It’s now or never Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never 2nd
1958 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1st
2005 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 2nd
1998 Lady Marmalade All Saints Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade 1st
2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera / Lil’ Kim / Mya / Pink Lady Marmalade 2nd
1959 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Drifters Living Doll 1st
1986 Living Doll Cliff Richard & The Young Ones, featuring Hank Marvin Living Doll 2nd
1999 Mambo #5 Lou Bega Mambo No5 (A Little Bit Of…) 1st
2001 Mambo #5 Bob The Builder Mambo No 5 2nd
1957 Mary’s Boy Child Harry Belafonte Mary’s Boy Child 1st
1978 Mary’s Boy Child Boney M Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord 2nd
1971 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1st
2002 My Sweet Lord George Harrison My Sweet Lord 2nd
1959 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 1st
2005 One Night / I got stung Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung 2nd
1984 Power of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood Power Of Love 1st
2012 Power of Love Gabrielle Aplin Power Of Love 2nd
1974 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun 1st
1999 Seasons in the Sun Westlife I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun 2nd
1967 Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra Something Stupid 1st
2001 Something Stupid Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin’ Stupid 2nd
1970 Spirit in the sky Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky 1st
1986 Spirit in the sky Doctor & The Medics Spirit In The Sky 2nd
2003 Spirit in the sky Gareth Gates featuring The Kumars Spirit In The Sky 3rd
1954 This Ole House Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 1st
1981 This Ole House Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House 2nd
1996 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 1st
1998 Three Lions Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds Three Lions 98 2nd
1980 Tide is High Blondie Tide Is High 1st
2002 Tide is High Atomic Kitten Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) 2nd
1979 Tragedy Bee Gees Tragedy 1st
1999 Tragedy Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy 2nd
1955 Unchained Melody Jimmy Young Unchained Melody 1st
1990 Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 2nd
1995 Unchained Melody Robson & Jerome Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover 3rd
2002 Unchained Melody Gareth Gates Unchained Melody 4th
1983 Uptown Girl Billy Joel Uptown Girl 1st
2001 Uptown Girl Westlife Uptown Girl 2nd
2013 Wake Me Up Avicii Wake Me Up 1st
2014 Wake Me Up Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir Wake Me Up 2nd
1968 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World / Cabaret 1st
2007 What a Wonderful World Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua What A Wonderful World 2nd
1986 When the going gets tough Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 1st
1999 When the going gets tough Boyzone When The Going Gets Tough 2nd
1968 With a little help from my friends Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 1st
1988 With a little help from my friends Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With A Little Help From My Friends / She’s Leaving Home 2nd
2004 With a little help from my friends Sam & Mark With A Little Help From My Friends / Measure Of A Man 3rd
1972 Without You Nilsson Without You 1st
1994 Without You Mariah Carey Without You 2nd
1995 You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1st
2009 You Are Not Alone X Factor Finalists 2009 You Are Not Alone 2nd
1963 You’ll never walk alone Gerry & The Pacemakers You’ll Never Walk Alone 1st
1985 You’ll never walk alone Crowd You’ll Never Walk Alone 2nd
1996 You’ll never walk alone Robson & Jerome What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Saturday Night At The Movies / You’ll Never Walk Alone 3rd
1957 Young Love Tab Hunter Young Love 1st
1973 Young Love Donny Osmond Young Love 2nd

Grey Areas

I have included “A bridge over you”, the 2015 release by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, as a version of “Bridge over troubled water”.

I have not included the following, which feature significant elements of previous #1s:

  • “Right round” (Flo Rida featuring Kesha, 2009), which uses words and melody from “You spin me round (like a record)” (Dead or Alive, 1985);
  • “I’ll be missing you” (Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, 1997), which uses the melody from “Every breath you take (Police, 1983).

 

 

 

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