Top 40 UK Number Ones, part 1

Published: 15th Sep, 2009

31-40

Band Aid

We miss Top of The Pops. Really miss it. Frankly it was the only way that we ever kept up with pop music, so now we hear all about these strange new electronic women in the charts, but have no idea who the hell they are. It’s a real shame. Hence to highlight just how wonderful the pop charts have been over the last fifty years, we thought we’d spend the week doing our own Top 40 – only this time, an all-time Top 40 featuring only singles that made it to the top of the hit parade. In today’s installment, there’s sexy soul from Timberlake, Williams and Summer. Stomping pop/rock from T-Rex and Alice Cooper. A bit of rock and roll, the original Band Aid, and a Dexys Midnight Runners track that really splits the consensus. Here’s 31-40…

31. Soul II Soul, Back to Life (1989)

32. Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (1979)

33. Dexys Midnight Runners, Come On Eileen (1982)

34. Band Aid, Do They Know It’s Christmas (1984)

35. T-Rex, Get It On (1971)

36. Donna Summer, I Feel Love (1977)

37. Bill Haley and His Comets, Rock Around The Clock (1955)

38. Deniece Williams, Free (1977)

39. Justin Timberlake, SexyBack (2006)

40. Alice Cooper, School’s Out (1972)

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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