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)
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You (1994)
Stay Another Day
Shonen Knife - Space Christmas (1991)