Find out which are the best-selling Christmas 1s of all time in our updated list

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It’s that time of year again, as we await the news on who will be on top this Christmas. But what are the greatest Christmas number 1s of all time? Well, we took a look at the calculators and figured out what they are by combining the sales and streaming numbers to produce the ultimate list.

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Perhaps the quintessential top of the Christmas charts, the original 1984 version of the Band Aid line of Do They Know It’s Christmas is not only the biggest seller with 3.83 million in sales, but with the combined feeds. He now totals 4,989,000. As he continues to return to the official list every Christmas, he is likely to hold that position for some time.

But wait. Who is that hot on her heels? Why, it’s Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with a combined total of 4,304,000, perhaps helped by the fact that he’s been Christmas number 1 twice. Additionally, due to its unrelated topic to Christmas and the fact that it is Queen’s greatest song overall that is played throughout the year, it has the potential to land on pole. position.

Another non-festive favorite that has taken the list by storm is Ed Sheeran’s perfect 2017 No. 1, with a combined total of 4,130,000. Again, this is one of those non-specific songs. period that could gradually increase throughout the year because, in terms of sales, it does not rank in the Top 20, Perfect’s success is mainly due to streaming alone.

The grand finale of Boney M’s miraculous annus of 1978, and their number 1 single Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord, sits in fourth place with a combined figure of 2,354,000, including 1.9 million of the song’s sales to the ‘era.

Another song from a group that defined their particular year is Don’t You Want Me from The Human League, which ended up, which was for them, an incredible 1981. With a combined total of 2,328,000 including 1, 6 million outright sales, the song re-entered the chart (in 1995 and 2014), but not at Christmas time.

Whitney Houston’s legendary version of Dolly Parton’s 1992 I Will Always Love You, who spent ten weeks at the top, is at number 6 on our list. Evergreen is now at 2,289,000 with 1.67 million outright sales.

The 2016 Clean Bandit chart top, Rockabye, uh, climbs to number 7 mainly due to streaming as it doesn’t make the Top 20 in sales but still amassing 2,196,000 chart sales.

Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody is approaching its 50th birthday and isn’t expected to be gone anytime soon. The glam rockers’ retirement plan shows no signs of abating, being a staple of the regular playlist and a return to the Christmas charts of 2,156,000, including 1.32 million in outright sales.

Number 9 sees Wings’ Paul McCartney and Mull Of Kintyre currently at 2,140,000 with 2.09 million in sales mostly since moving up the official rankings in 1977. In fact, Macca is doing pretty well overall because he fills the Top 20 with three songs from his time on The Beatles, with I Want To Hold Your Hand at number 10, I Feel Fine at 14 and Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out at 15.

The Top 20 is completed by the viral sensation of Rage Against The Machine’s Christmas Number 1 Killing In The Name, with 1,313,000. The track shocked Simon Cowell and The X Factor, who had benefited from a series of festive hits. before this rap metal anthem broke out, thanks to a campaign led by Jon Morter.

Official Top 20 Greatest Christmas 1s

POS TITLE ARTIST YEAR PEAK
1 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? PAD 1984 1
2 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975/1991 1
3 PERFECT ED SHEERAN 2017 1
4 BOY OF MARY CHILD / OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978 1
5 YOU DO NOT WANT ME ? THE HUMAN LEAGUE nineteen eighty one 1
6 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992 1
seven ROCKABYE CLEAN BANDIT 2016 1
8 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE BLADE 1973 1
9 MULL OF KINTYRE / GIRLS ‘SCHOOL WINGS 1977 1
ten I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963 1
11 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE SHAKIN ‘STEVENS 1985 1
12 ALLELUIA ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008 1
13 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) FLOYD ROSE 1979 1
14 I FEEL GOOD THE BEATLES 1964 1
15 WE CAN WORK / DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1965 1
16 SONG FROM THE EARTH MICHAEL JACKSON 1995 1
17 GREEN, GREEN HOUSE GRASS TOM JONES 1966 1
18 2 BECOME 1 THE SPICE GIRLS 1996 1
19 STAY ANOTHER DAY IS 17 1994 1
20 KILL IN THE NAME OF RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE 2009 1

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* This chart is compiled considering physical and digital sales, as well as equivalent streaming sales.


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