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Christmas No.1s that should have been

Christmas No.2s that were anything but

Christmas No.1s that should have been

They say democracy is a just thing. This is clearly untrue. Forget minority governments, vote-rigging and the like, if you need one indisputable piece of evidence, simply look at some of the UK’s Christmas number ones – and then what was number two.

Here are some of the British public’s biggest festive crimes.

(Image: Rex Features)

The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York (1987)

You Were Always On My Mind

Take That – Babe (1993)


Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (1990)

Saviour’s DayIce Ice Baby

The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) (2003)

Mad World

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You (1994)

Stay Another Day

Shonen Knife - Space Christmas (1991)


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