List of Christmas hit singles in the United Kingdom

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The following is an incomplete list of Christmas songs which have appeared in the official singles chart in the United Kingdom. A year indicates the first year of release for that artist's recorded version of the single or track, which may not necessarily be the first year the artist's version charted on The Official UK Charts.To be regarded as a Christmas hit, the song either makes direct mention of Christmas, the winter season or the nativity, is a recognised Christmas hymn or carol. or has gone on to feature in Christmas compilation albums.

Christmas music Music associated with Christmas

Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music normally performed or heard around the Christmas season. Music associated with Christmas may be purely instrumental, or in the case of many carols or songs may employ lyrics whose subject matter ranges from the nativity of Jesus Christ, to gift-giving and merrymaking, to cultural figures such as Santa Claus, among other topics. Performances of Christmas music at public concerts, in churches, at shopping malls, on city streets, and in private gatherings is an integral staple of the Christmas holiday in many cultures across the world.

TitleArtistYearAdditional Information
"21st Century Christmas" Cliff Richard 2006Peaked at No. 2 on the 2006 December charts.
"All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle" Dora Bryan 1963Peaked at No. 20 in the 1963 Christmas chart
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994Written by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey. Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1994. Charted again on the Official Singles Chart in December 2007 (peaking at No. 4), in November 2008 (peaking at No. 12), in December 2009 (peaking at No. 18), in December 2010 (peaking at No. 22) and in December 2011 (peaking at No. 11). In December 2013 the song passed the one million sales mark in the UK. The band My Chemical Romance also recorded a version of the song.
"All Alone on Christmas" Darlene Love 1992From the movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Peaked at No. 31 in the 1992 Christmas Official Singles Chart.
"All Join Hands" Slade 1984Peaked at No. 15 on the Official Singles Chart in November 1984. Also peaked at No. 9 on the Irish Singles Chart and No. 19 on the Swedish singles chart in 1984.
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 1970Christian Hymn written in 1779, which peaked at No. 5 in the 1970 Official Singles Chart.
"At This Time of Year" Craig Phillips 2000Big Brother winner's Christmas charity single for Down's Syndrome Association. Peaked at No. 14 on the Official Singles Chart after being in the Top 40 for three weeks. Phillips also appeared in the videos for Bo Selecta's Proper Crimbo (2003), and Ricky Tomlinson's Christmas My Arse (2006).
"Ave Maria" Lesley Garrett & Amanda Thompson 1993Peaked at No. 16 on the 1993 Christmas Official Singles Chart.
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews 1999Peaked at No. 17 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1999. Written in 1944 by Frank Loesser and featured in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter starring Esther Williams. No specific Christmas content but associated with Christmas.
"Baby's First Christmas" Connie Francis 1961Peaked at No. 30 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Best Christmas of Them All" Shakin' Stevens 1990Peaked at No. 19 on the Official Singles Chart. From the album Merry Christmas Everyone.
"Bionic Santa"Chris Hill1976Peaked at No. 10 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Blue Christmas" Elvis Presley 1964Peaked at No. 11 in the 1964 Christmas Chart
"Boots" The Killers 2010Peaked at No. 53 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Christmas Alphabet" Dickie Valentine 1955A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1955. Covered in the US by The McGuire Sisters.
"Christmas and You" Dave King 1956Peaked at No. 23 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1956. [1]
"Christmas Baby Please Come Home" Michael Bublé 2011Peaked at No. 47 on the Official Singles Chart in December 2011. [1]
"Christmas Countdown" Frank Kelly 1982Peaked at No. 26 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1983 [1] but first released in Ireland a year earlier.
"Christmas in Blobbyland" Mr Blobby 1995Peaked at No. 36 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1995. [1]
"Christmas in Dreadland" Judge Dread 1975Peaked at No. 14 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1975. [1]
"Christmas in Hollis" Run–D.M.C. 1987Peaked at No. 56 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1987. [1]
"Christmas in Smurfland"Father Abraham & The Smurfs1978Peaked at No. 19 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1978. [1]
"Christmas Is All Around" Billy Mack 2003Recorded for the film Love Actually . Peaked at No. 23 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Christmas Island" Dickie Valentine 1956Peaked at No. 8 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1956. [1]
"A Christmas Kiss" Daniel O'Donnell 1999
"Christmas Lights" Coldplay 2010Digital download track which peaked at No. 13 on the Official Singles Chart for the week of 12 December 2010.
"Christmas Medley"Weekend1985Peaked at No. 47 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1985. [1]
"Christmas My Arse" Ricky Tomlinson 2006Video features Craig Phillips, first winner of TV's Big Brother series in the UK.
"Christmas on 45"Holly and The Ivys1981Peaked at No. 40 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1981. [1]
"Christmas Rappin'" Kurtis Blow 1979Peaked at No. 30 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1979. [1]
"Christmas Rapping" Dizzy Heights 1982Peaked at No. 49 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1982. [1]
"Christmas Song" Gilbert O'Sullivan 1974Peaked at No. 12 on the Official Singles Chart in 1974.
Christmas Song {Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire}"Alexander O'Neill1988Peaked at No. 30 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1988. [1]
"Christmas Spectre"Jingle Belles1983Peaked at No. 37 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1983. [1]
"Christmas Through Your Eyes" Gloria Estefan 1992Released as a double A side with "Miami Hit Mix". Peaked at No. 8 on the Official Singles Chart. [1]
"Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" The Darkness 2003Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Christmas Time" Bryan Adams 1985Peaked at No. 55 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1985. [1]
"Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day" Brenda Lee 1964Peaked at No. 25 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1964. [1]
"Christmas Wrapping" The Waitresses 1981Peaked on No. 45 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1982. First appeared on the 1981 various artists holiday compilation album A Christmas Record (Ze Records). Covered in 1998 by the Spice Girls and released as a B-side on their single "Goodbye".
"Coldcut's Christmas Break" Coldcut 1989
"Cruise Into Christmas Medley" Jane McDonald 1998Medley of "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland" and "Sata Claus Is Coming To Town".
"December Brings Me Back to You" Andy Abraham featuring Michael Underwood 2006The GMTV Christmas single for host Michael Underwood, written and sung with X Factor star Andy Abraham. Charted at No. 18 on the Official Singles Chart.
"December Will Be Magic Again" Kate Bush 1979Not released until the Christmas season of 1980. The single peaked at No. 29 on the Official Singles Chart.
"December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" George Michael 2009Peaked at No. 14 on the Official Singles Chart
"Ding Dong, Ding Dong" George Harrison 1974This record – written by Harrison as a celebration of the New Year – peaked at No. 38 on the Official Singles Chart, thereby becoming the first single by a former member of The Beatles not to make the UK Top 30.
"Dominick the Donkey" Lou Monte 1960Peaked at No. 3 on the Official Singles Chart in 2011 as part of a campaign by Chris Moyles
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 1984A benefit recording by an all-star group to assist famine relief in Ethiopia; organized by Bob Geldof of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats. Written by Geldof and Midge Ure of the British rock band Ultravox. A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1984, and re-recorded on three other separate occasions: Band Aid II in 1989, Band Aid 20 in 2004 and Band Aid 30 in 2014.
"Don't Shoot Me Santa" The Killers 2007Peaked at No. 34 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Driving Home for Christmas" Chris Rea 1988Peaked at No. 53 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1988 as an EP. The song re-charted on the Official Singles Chart in December 2007 (peaking at No. 33), in December 2008 (peaking at No. 53), in December 2009 (peaking at No. 40), in January 2011 (peaking at No. 67) and in December 2011 (peaking at No. 27).
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987Written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan. Peaked at No. 2 the Official Singles Chart in December 1987, and beaten to No. 1 by the Pet Shop Boys' "Always on My Mind". Also peaked at No. 1 on the Irish singles chart (where it continues to be the most popular Christmas song).
"Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me"The Goodies1974Peaked at No. 7 on the Official Singles Chart. Part of a double A-side.
"Fifty Grand for Christmas"Paul Holt2004
"Footprints in the Snow"Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys1957Peaked at No. 27 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Gaudete" Steeleye Span 1972First charted on the Official Singles Chart in December 1973, peaking at No. 14.
"Gift of Christmas, The"Childliners1995Peaked at No. 9 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Give U One 4 Christmas" Hot Pantz 2005Peaked at No. 64 on the Official Singles Chart. [2]
"Hallelujah" Alexandra Burke 2008This version and a Jeff Buckley version occupied the top two spots on the 2008 Christmas Day chart.
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" John and Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir1971Written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Originally charted on the Official Singles Chart in December 1972, peaking at No. 4. Reached a new peak of No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1980 after the death of Lennon. Later covered by Melissa Etheridge in 1994, The Polyphonic Spree, Celine Dion in 1997, The Idols, The Alarm, Neil Diamond, the Street Drum Corps ft. Bert McCracken of The Used, and most recently by Sarah McLachlan in 2006.
"Have a Cheeky Christmas" Cheeky Girls 2003Peaked at No. 10 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Hey Mr. Christmas" Showaddywaddy 1974Peaked at No. 13 in the Christmas 1974 Official Singles Chart.
"Hokey Cokey"The Snowmen1981Peaked at No. 18 on the 1981 Christmas Official Singles Chart. Black Lace's version peaked at No. 31 in 1985.
"I Believe in Christmas" The Tweenies 2001Peaked at No. 9 on the Official Singles Chart.
"I Believe in Father Christmas" Greg Lake 1975Written by Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield. Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart (behind Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody") in December 1975. Charted again in December 1982 (peaking at No. 72) and again in December 1983 (peaking at No. 65).
"I Got You Babe" Bo' Selecta 2004Second Christmas single released by Bo' Selecta, featuring Davina McCall and Patsy Kensit
"I Have Forgiven Jesus" Morrissey 2004Peaked at No. 10 on the 2004 UK December chart.
"I Love Christmas"Fast Food Rockers2003Peaked at No. 25 on the Official Singles Chart.
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" Jimmy Boyd 1952Peaked at No. 6 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1953. The Jimmy Boyd version was one of three versions to chart in 1953; the others were recorded by the Beverley Sisters and Billy Cotton.
"I Want an Alien For Christmas" Fountains of Wayne 1997Peaked at No. 36 on the Official Singles Chart.
"I Was Born on Christmas Day" Saint Etienne co-starring Tim Burgess 1993Peaked at No. 37 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1993.
"I Wish It Could Be a Wombling Merry Christmas Everyday" The Wombles with Roy Wood 2000A newly recorded combination of "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" and "Wombling Merry Christmas".
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" Wizzard 1973Featuring backing vocals by the Suedettes, plus the Stockland Green Bilateral School First Year Choir, with additional noises by Miss. Snob and Class 3C. Re-recorded by the writer, Wizzard frontman Roy Wood, with his Roy Wood Big Band as a live single in 1995. Later covered by the A*Teens, Girls Aloud and Wilson Phillips (whose version peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in December 2010).
"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" Elvis Presley 1966Peaked at No. 13 in the 1966 Christmas Chart
"I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas" The Goons 1956Peaked at No. 4 in 1956
"In Dulci Jubilo" Mike Oldfield 1975Peaked at No. 4 on the Official Singles Chart in early 1976. Also known as "Good Christmas Men, Rejoice" and "In Sweetest Jubilee".
"Is This Christmas?" The Wombats 2008
"It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" Pet Shop Boys 1997Peaked at No. 40 on the Official Singles Chart in December 2009.
"It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You" Elvis Presley 1968The first posthumous UK top 40 hit to feature the word Christmas when peaking at No. 13 in the 1979 Official Singles Chart.
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" Perry Como 1951First charted on the Official Singles Chart in 2007, but peaked at No. 47 in 2008.
"It's Christmas Time" Status Quo 2008
"It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas" Dana 1975Peaked at No. 4 on the Official Singles Chart in 1975.
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Andy Williams 1963Peaked at No. 21 on the 2007 Christmas charts.
"It Must Be Santa"Joan Regan1961Peaked at No. 42 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Jingle Bell Rock" Max Bygraves 1959Peaked at No. 7 in the 1959 Christmas Chart; however, the many American versions that did not chart in the UK are now more widely known from frequent use on television and in films.
"Jingle Bells" Basshunter 2006Peaked at No. 34 on the 2008 Christmas chart.
"Keeping The Dream Alive" Freiheit 1988A UK hit single at Christmas 1988, peaking at number 14; originally recorded in the German language a year earlier. Although it has no Christmas-themed lyrics, the song's distinctly Christmassy feel, coupled with the time of year when it was originally released, gradually led it to be regarded as a Christmas hit and has resulted in its being featured on several UK Christmas compilation albums such as Christmas Top 100. [3]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984Written by George Michael. Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1984. Re-released in 1985. Rumoured to have been written for Easter, but later changed to Christmas to boost sales. It was covered by Alien Voices featuring The Three Degrees in 1988 (which reached No. 54), the cast of the television series "The Only Way is Essex" (which peaked at No. 33 in 2011), and Crazy Frog (which peaked at No. 16 in 2006). [1] A version by Whigfield reached No. 21 in 1995.
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Dean Martin 1959Peaked at No. 70 on the Official Singles Chart in 2011. Originally released on Martin's 1959 album A Winter Romance .
"Let's Party" Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers 1989A medley of three Christmas hits: "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" by Wizzard and finally "Another Rock and Roll Christmas" by Gary Glitter. The song was remixed again in 2004, replacing Gary Glitter with Mariah Carey singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You". This mix is only available to DJs.
"Lick a Smurp for Christmas"Father Abraphart & The Smurps1978A Jonathan King spoof of the Smurfs. Peaked at No. 58 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Little Donkey" Beverley Sisters 1959Peaked at No. 14, Gracie Fields' version peaked at No. 21 the same year, but the song topped the sheet music charts. Dutch duo Nina & Frederik had more success with the song in 1960, peaking at No. 3.
"Little Town" Cliff Richard 1982A contemporary reworking of the Victorian carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, peaked at No. 11 on the 1982 Christmas Official Singles Chart.
"Little Drummer Boy"Pipes & Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards1972Peaked at No. 13 in the 1972 Official Singles Chart. A second version by Terry Wogan & Aled Jones peaked at No. 3 on the 2008 Christmas chart.
"Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop)" Adam Faith with the Children1960Peaked at No. 4 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1960.
"Lonely This Christmas" Mud 1974A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1974.
"Make a Daft Noise for Christmas" The Goodies 1975Peaked at No. 20 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Mary's Boy Child" Harry Belafonte 1957Written by Jester Hairston. Spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart at the end of 1957. The reissue one year later reached the Top 10. Also a Top 40 hit for Nina & Frederik in 1959.
"Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" Boney M. 1978A disco medley. The previous entry combined with a new song written by Frank Farian and Fred Jay. The UK Christmas No. 1 of 1978.
"The Meaning of Christmas" Boris Gardiner 1986Peaked at No. 69 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Merry Christmas Darling" The Carpenters 1970Peaked at No. 45 in the 1972 Christmas Official Singles Chart. Was re-released as a double A side in 1990 and this time peaked at No. 25.
"Merry Christmas Everyone" Shakin' Stevens 1985Produced by Dave Edmunds. A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1985.
"Merry Gentle Pops" The Barron Knights 1965Novelty hit, which peaked at No. 9 in the 1965 Christmas chart.
"A Merry Jingle"The Greedies1979Charity single recorded by members of Thin Lizzy and Sex Pistols. It peaked at No. 28 that year on the Official Singles Chart.
"Merry Xmas Everybody" Slade 1973Written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1973. Covered by Dexys Midnight Runners in 1982, Steps, Noel Gallagher, and then Tony Christie in 2005. Has also been reissued by Slade on several occasions, most recently in 2006.
"The Millennium Prayer" Cliff Richard 1999Topped the Official Singles Chart in December 1999.
"Mistletoe" Justin Bieber 2011Peaked at No. 21 on the Official Singles Chart in 2011.
"Mistletoe and Wine" Cliff Richard 1988A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1988.
"Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" Mr. Hankey 1999Peaked at No. 4 on the Official Singles Chart in 1999.
"Must Be Santa" Tommy Steele 1960Peaked at No. 40 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Naughty Christmas (Goblin in the Office)" Fat Les 1998
"New Year" Sugababes 2000
"Never Mind the Presents" Barron Knights 1980Novelty hit parody of various hits of the year. Peaked at No. 17 on the 1980 Official Singles Chart.
"Once Upon a Christmas Song" Geraldine 2008Entered and peaked at No. 5 on the 2008 Christmas chart.
"Once Upon a Long Ago" Paul McCartney 1987As with a previous Christmas McCartney hit, Pipes of Peace, the song itself makes no mention of Christmas but was released for the Christmas market with a strongly Christmas themed video, peaking at No. 10 in the 1987 Christmas chart. [4]
"One More Sleep" Leona Lewis 2013Peaked at No. 3 on the Official Singles Chart in December 2013.
"One Nine For Santa"Fogwell Flax & The Ankle Biters from Frehold Junior School1981Peaked at No. 68 on the Official Singles Chart in 1981.
"Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" David Bowie and Bing Crosby 1982Peaked at No. 3 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1982. Recorded on 11 September 1977 for Crosby's UK holiday television special, Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas. The song wasn't released as a commercial single until 1982, and a video clip of their duet from the TV special became an MTV staple for the remainder of the 1980s.
"Pipes of Peace" Paul McCartney 1983Released for the 1983 Christmas market, but only topped the Official Singles Chart in January 1984. The song did not actually make any reference to Christmas but its accompanying video depicted the 1914 Christmas Day truce between British and German soldiers on the Western front.
"Please Come Home For Christmas" Bon Jovi 1994Peaked at No. 7 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1994. An earlier version of the song, by The Eagles, peaked at No. 30 on the Official Singles Chart in 1978. [1]
"The Perfect Year" Dina Carroll 1993From the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard . Also recorded by Glenn Close and Alan Campbell on the 2001 album Andrew Lloyd Webber: Gold.
"The Power Of Love" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1984Peaked at No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1984. Contains no reference to Christmas but was promoted with a nativity-themed video and charted again as a reissue at Christmas in 1993 and 2012. A cover version by Gabrielle Aplin, recorded for John Lewis' Christmas TV advertising campaign, reached No. 1 in December 2012.
"Pretty Paper" Roy Orbison 1964Peaked at No. 6 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1964.
"Proper Crimbo" Bo' Selecta! 2003The promotional music video features guest appearances from various celebrities including Edith Bowman, Chris Moyles, Bob Geldof, Mel B, Christine Hamilton, Craig Phillips and Jimmy Carr.
"Remembering Christmas"Exeter Bramdean Boys' Choir1993Peaked at No. 46 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Renta Santa"Chris Hill1975Peaked at No. 10 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Brenda Lee 1958Peaked at No. 3 on the Official Singles Chart in 1965. Was covered by Mel Smith and Kim Wilde under the name Mel & Kim in 1987, matching the chart position of the original.
"Rockin' Good Christmas" Roy 'Chubby' Brown 1996Peaked at No. 51 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Same Old Lang Syne" Dan Fogelberg 1980Despite reaching the Top 10 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in February 1981, the song didn't chart on the Official Singles Chart in the UK until 2008, peaking at No. 92.
"Santa Baby" Kylie Minogue 2007Originally recorded in 2000 as part of the Top of the Pops Christmas Special was released a b-side to her single "Please Stay" which peaked at No.10. Reached No. 76 on the 2007 chart due to digital downloads. Re-Entered the Christmas charts in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Repeaked at No.72 on the Christmas charts in 2016. It became Minogue's 50th UK Top 40 hit when it reached No.38 on the during the Christmas week chart in 2017.
"Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me" Elvis Presley 1957Peaked at No. 7 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Santa Claus Is Back in Town" Elvis Presley 1957Peaked at No. 41 on the Official Singles Chart in 1980.
"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" Bruce Springsteen 1985Peaked at No. 9 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1985. Charted again the Official Singles Chart for one week in December 2007 (peaking at No. 60). Versions of the song recorded by other artists that charted on the Official Singles Chart include The Jackson 5 (peaked at No. 43 in December 1972), The Carpenters (peaked at No. 37 in December 1975), and Björn Again (peaked at No. 55 in December 1992).
"Santa Claus Is on the Dole" Spitting Image 1986With "1st Atheist Tabernacle Choir" on the B-side.
"Santa Tell Me" Ariana Grande 2014Initially peaked at 68 in 2014. It re-entered the charts at 90 in 2016. In 2017, it reached 29 and became the fifth most streamed Christmas song in the world on Spotify in the same year. [5] In 2018, it reached a new peak of 13. [6]
"Santa's Coming for Us" Sia 2017Peaked at No.39 on the Christmas chart in 2017
"Santa's List" Cliff Richard 2003Peaked at No.5
"Santo Natale" David Whitfield 1954Literally translates to Merry Christmas and was a double A with "O Come All Ye Faithful". Was kept off the 1954 Christmas number one spot by Winifred Atwell's Let's Have Another Party.
"Saviour's Day" Cliff Richard 1990A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1990.
"Silent Night" Bing Crosby 1952Peaked at No. 8 in the first ever UK Christmas chart of 1952 under the title Silent Night – Holy Night. Bros Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1988 with their version on a double A-sided single ("Cat Among the Pigeons" was on the flip).
"Silver Bells" Sir Terry Wogan & Aled Jones 2009Peaked at No. 29 on the Christmas Day chart in 2009.
"Singalong-A-Santa"Santa Claus & The Christmas Trees1982Peaked at No. 19 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Singalong-A-Santa Again"Santa Claus & The Christmas Trees1983Peaked at No. 39 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Snowbound For Christmas" Dickie Valentine 1957Peaked at No. 28 in the 1957 Christmas Chart.
"Snow Coach" Russ Conway 1959Peaked at No. 7 on the Official Singles Chart.
"Snowbird" Anne Murray 1969Canadian Christmas Chart Topper, which Peaked at No. 23 on the 1970 Official Singles Chart.
"A Spaceman Came Travelling" Chris de Burgh 1975Originally released on Chris de Burgh's second studio album, Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975). Became a Top 40 pop hit single on the Official Singles Chart in December 1986 following the success of de Burgh's UK No. 1 pop hit, "The Lady in Red".
"Stay Another Day" East 17 1994Topped the Official Singles Chart in December 1994. It has no Christmas-themed lyrics, although it has a Christmas themed video as well as an alternative video that has no Christmas theme.
"Step Into Christmas" Elton John 1973The B-side of the 1973 single contained another holiday tune by Elton titled "Ho Ho Ho (Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas)". The British indie-rock band The Wedding Present recorded a cover of "Step Into Christmas" that appeared on the 1991 various artists holiday compilation A Lump of Coal .
"Stop the Cavalry" Jona Lewie 1980Peaked at No. 3 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1980.
"Thank God It's Christmas" Queen 1984Peaked at No. 21 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1984.
"This One's for the Children" New Kids on the Block 1990Peaked at No. 9 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1990.
"2000 Miles" Pretenders 1983Peaked at No. 15 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1983.
"Under the Tree"The Water Babies2005
"Underneath the Tree" Kelly Clarkson 2013Peaked at No. 30 on the Official Singles Chart in December 2013.
"The Very First Christmas of All" Ruby Murray 1955Peaked at No. 9
"Virgin Mary" Lonnie Donegan 1960Peaked at No. 27
"Walking in the Air" Peter Auty and the Sinfonia of London1982From the 1982 film adaptation of The Snowman . Reached its highest chart position in 1987. Later recorded by Aled Jones in 1985 (peaking at No. 5), and Nightwish in 1999.
"Warm This Winter" Gabriella Cilmi 2008Cover of the 1962 Connie Francis song originally titled I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter. Top 30 hit on the 2008 Christmas chart.
"What Are We Gonna Get 'Er Indoors" (Interpolating "In The Bleak Mid-Winter")George Cole and Dennis Waterman1983A one-off single, a spin-off from the popular British TV series Minder , it was based musically on a piece by Gustav Holst, who for copyright reasons was given a joint co-composing credit on the label alongside the two performers. Peaked at No. 21 on the Official Singles Chart.
"What If" Kate Winslet 2001Peaked at No. 6 on the Official Singles Chart in December 2001. Featured and based on the film Christmas Carol: The Movie released the same year.
"When a Child Is Born" Johnny Mathis 1976Based on the instrumental "Soleado" by Italian composer Ciro Dammicco. English lyrics by Fred Jay. A Christmas No. 1 single on the Official Singles Chart in 1976.
"White Christmas" Mantovani 1952Peaked at No. 6 in the first ever UK Christmas chart in 1952. A Pat Boone version peaked at No. 29 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1957. Max Bygraves' version reached No. 71 in 1989. Bing Crosby's version did not chart until 1977, but it had originally been released before the UK singles chart began, and was eventually the most successful version, peaking at No. 5. [1]
"A Winter's Tale" David Essex 1982Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in January 1983.
"A Winter's Tale" Queen 1995Debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Official Singles Chart during Christmas week in December 1995.
"Winter Wonderland" Johnny Mathis 1958Peaked at No. 17 on the Official Singles Chart but has been recorded by over 200 different artists.
"Winter World of Love" Engelbert Humperdinck 1969Peaked at No. 7 in the 1969 Christmas Chart
"Wombling Merry Christmas" The Wombles 1974Peaked at No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1974.
"Wonderful Christmastime" Paul McCartney 1979Peaked at No. 6 on the Official Singles Chart in December 1979. Backed with the B-side "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reggae" (an instrumental cover of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer").
"Your Christmas Wish" The Smurfs 1996Peaked at No. 8 on the 1996 Christmas Official Singles Chart.
"X-M@$" Corey Taylor 2009A UK top thirty hit in 2009

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American singer Ariana Grande has released five studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album, four extended plays (EPs), forty-three singles, seven promotional singles and thirty-eight music videos. After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up" in December 2011.

<i>Christmas Kisses</i> (EP) 2013 EP by Ariana Grande

Christmas Kisses is the first extended play (EP) and first Christmas EP by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on December 13, 2013 in most countries, and on December 17, 2013 in the United States, as a collection of two covers of classic Christmas songs, and two original songs. On December 3, 2014, the Japanese special edition was released for CD and two days later for digital download. It peaked at number twenty-five on the Oricon chart. The Japanese edition included a new track, "Santa Tell Me", which was released on November 24, 2014 as the fifth and final single from the EP. The EP went on to sell over 405,000 copies worldwide as of 2016.

Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj song) song by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

"Bang Bang" is a song recorded by English singer Jessie J, American singer Ariana Grande and American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson and Minaj, and produced by Martin, Göransson and Ilya, with Kuk Harrell serving as a vocal producer. The song was first sent to hot adult contemporary radio on July 28, 2014 through Republic Records and released as a digital download the next day by Lava and Republic Records as the lead single from Jessie J's third studio album Sweet Talker (2014). It is also included on the deluxe version of Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014), serving as the third single from that album.

One Last Time (Ariana Grande song) Song by Ariana Grande

"One Last Time" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her second studio album My Everything. It was written by David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub, and Carl Falk. The song was produced by the latter two, with Tuinfort serving as a co-producer and Ilya serving both as a co-producer and vocal producer. "One Last Time" was first released on the iTunes Store on August 22, 2014 as the second promotional single from the album. On February 10, 2015, the song was sent to contemporary hit radio as the fifth and final single from the album. A French version of the song featuring French singer Kendji Girac, alternatively titled "Attends-moi", was released on February 16, 2015 in France, Belgium and Switzerland. It is also included on the deluxe version of Girac's debut studio album Kendji (2015). An Italian version of the song featuring Italian rapper Fedez was released on May 26, 2015 only in Italy.

Love Me Harder 2014 single by Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

"Love Me Harder" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande and Canadian singer The Weeknd from Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014). It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye and Ahmad Balshe. The song was produced by Payami and Peter Carlsson, with Svensson serving as a vocal producer. It was released by Republic Records on September 30, 2014, as the fourth single from the album. "Love Me Harder" is a synth-pop and R&B ballad with a "throbbing, electro-heavy chorus", a guitar riff and "big vacuum-esque synths". Lyrically, the song features double entendres about rough sex.

Santa Tell Me Christmas song by Ariana Grande

"Santa Tell Me" is a Christmas song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. It was written by Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. The song was released worldwide on November 24, 2014, via iTunes, and was included on the Japanese exclusive reissue of Grande's EP Christmas Kisses. Musically, "Santa Tell Me" is a Christmas song with R&B influences.

Nathan Sykes singer from England

Nathan James Sykes is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the youngest member of the British boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Sykes appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality television series The Wanted Life. After the band's hiatus in 2014, Sykes embarked on a solo career. His debut single, "Kiss Me Quick" was released in July 2015. It reached number-one on the US Dance Club Songs chart.

Focus (song) Song by Ariana Grande from the album Dangerous Woman (Japanese Edition)

"Focus" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on October 30, 2015 on Republic Records, and was originally intended to be the opening track as well as the lead single off Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman. "Dangerous Woman" replaced it as the lead single; the song was later removed from the standard-edition track listing, and was included as a bonus track on the album's Japanese version. The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson and its producers, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin. "Focus" features horns, with cowbells and handclaps as percussion. It was noted as musically similar to Grande's 2014 song, "Problem".

Dangerous Woman (song) Ariana Grande song

"Dangerous Woman" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the lead single for her third studio album of the same name (2016). It was written by Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, and Max Martin. The recording was released as the first single from the album on March 11, 2016, the same date of the album's pre-order on iTunes Store. "Dangerous Woman" is a mid-tempo pop and R&B song, incorporating an arena rock chorus and a guitar solo during its bridge.

<i>Dangerous Woman</i> 2016 studio album by Ariana Grande

Dangerous Woman is the third studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released by Republic Records on May 20, 2016. The album is the follow-up to her second studio album My Everything (2014), and features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray and Future. The album was originally called Moonlight after the opening track on the album, with the song "Focus" being the intended lead single. However, the album's name was later changed to Dangerous Woman, with "Focus" being removed from the album's standard track listing, though it remains as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album. Dangerous Woman is primarily a pop and R&B album, with influences of dance-pop, disco, house, trap, and reggae genres. Grande, Max Martin, and Savan Kotecha were the album's executive producers.

Side to Side 2016 song by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

"Side to Side" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). Grande co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and Nicki Minaj along with its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. It is a reggae-pop song, featuring guest vocals from American rapper Minaj. The song was serviced to urban contemporary radio on August 30, 2016, serving as the third single from the album.

<i>Sweetener</i> (album) 2018 studio album by Ariana Grande

Sweetener is the fourth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on August 17, 2018, through Republic Records. The album is the follow-up to her 2016 studio album, Dangerous Woman, and features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott.

Thank U, Next (song) 2018 single by Ariana Grande

"Thank U, Next" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2019). The song was released on November 3, 2018, without any prior official announcement or promotion. The track was written by Grande, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét, along with its producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster. Lyrically, the song reflects on Grande's past relationships.

7 Rings 2019 single by Ariana Grande

"7 Rings" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). The song was written by Grande, Kaydence, Njomza Vitia, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét alongside its producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster, with the interpolation of "My Favorite Things" by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was released by Republic Records on January 18, 2019, as the second single from the album. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day. A remix featuring American rapper 2 Chainz was released on February 1, 2019.

Break Up with Your Girlfriend, Im Bored 2019 single by Ariana Grande

"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Kandi Burruss, Kevin Briggs alongside its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh, with Grande serving as a vocal producer. It contains an interpolation of the song "It Makes Me Ill" by American boy band NSYNC. The track was released by Republic Records as the third and final single from the album on February 8, 2019, the same day the album was released. Its music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day. "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" has reached number one in Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.

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