Top 40 UK Number Ones, part 3

Published: 17th Sep, 2009



We’ve reveled in Part One and Part Two of our hit parade countdown, so rather unsurprisingly today finds us enjoying Part Three, which features ten fine Number One hits that didn’t quite make it into the Top 10. But they needn’t be ashamed, as they are still great big giants amongst men. Amongst them are the Arctic Monkeys – a relatively new band – the finest Bowie single of them all, Madonna’s greatest moment, and the funkiest song about beating people up that’s ever been carved into vinyl. Plus, of course, there’s the inevitable Rod Stewart number. Hence, 11-20 reads a little something like this…

11. Joe Cocker, With a Little Help From My Friends (1968)

12. Gary Numan, Cars (1979)

13. Beyonce, Crazy In Love (2003)

14. Rod Stewart, Maggie May (1971)

15. Madonna, Into The Groove (1985)

16. The Human League, Don’t You Want Me (1981)

17. Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

18. David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes (1980)

19. Procul Harum, A Whiter Shade of Pale (1967)

20. Arctic Monkeys, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor (2005)

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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