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Drive Specials - Top 100 Hits At Christmas

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day 8pm-12am, we counted down the Top 100 based on chart performance over the Christmas period / early new year.

Basing any 'all-time' chart on such a narrow snapshot of weeks is sure to produce quirks and there are some here to be sure! Ties are broken using yearly sales figures.

  1 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1975/1991
   2 Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas? 1984/1985
   3 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite 1957/1986
   4 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody 1973/1981/1983/1998
   5 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1992/1993
   6 Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around The Clock 1954/1955/1956
   7 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall 1979
   8 Westlife I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun 1999
   9 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 1996
   10 Michael Jackson Earth Song 1995
   11 Mud Lonely This Christmas 1974
   12 Wings Mull Of Kintyre 1977
   13 Leona Lewis A Moment Like This 2006
   14 Beatles Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out 1965
   15 Girls Aloud Sound Of The Underground 2002
   16 Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules Mad World 2003
   17 Shane Ward That's My Goal 2005
   18 Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover From Liverpool 1972
   19 Tom Jones Green Green Grass Of Home 1966
   20 Beatles Hello Goodbye 1967
   21 Rolf Harris Two Little Boys 1969
   22 Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand 1963
   23 Emile Ford & The Checkmates What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For 1959
   24 Conway Twitty It's Only Make Believe 1958
   25 Wham! Last Christmas 1984/1985
   26 Village People YMCA 1978/1993
   27 Human League Don't You Want Me 1981
   28 Beatles I Feel Fine 1964
   29 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 1987
   30 Kylie & Jason Especially For You 1988
   31 Johnny Mathis When A Child Is Born 1976
   32 Scaffold Lily The Pink 1968
   33 Clive Dunn Grandad 1970
   34 Band Aid 20 Do They Know It's Christmas? 2004
   35 Cliff Richard The Next Time / Bachelor Boy 1962
   36 Cliff Richard I Love You 1960
   37 John Lennon Imagine 1975/1980/1999
   38 Spice Girls Too Much 1997
   39 Renee & Renato Save Your Love 1982
   40 Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone 1985
   41 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin' Stupid 2001
   42 Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang Twist And Shout 1993
   43 Danny Williams Moon River 1961
   44 John Lennon Happy Christmas (War Is Over) 1972/1980/81
   45 Bob The Builder Can We Fix It 2000
   46 East 17 Stay Another Day 1994
   47 Band Aid II Do They Know It's Christmas? 1989
   48 New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing 1971
   49 St Winifred's School Choir There's No One Quite Like Grandma 1980
   50 Eddie Calvert Oh Mein Papa 1953
   51 Nizlopi JCB Song 2005
   52 Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday 1973/1984
   53 Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking 1970
   54 Elvis Presley Return To Sender 1962
   55 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues 1956
   56 Flying Pickets Only You 1983
   57 Harry Belafonte Mary's Boy Child 1957
   58 Take That Patience 2006
   59 Daniel Bedingfield Gotta Get Thru This 2001
   60 Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) 1971
   61 Steps Heartbeat / Tragedy 1998
   62 Bucks Fizz The Land of Make Believe 1981
   63 Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth 1987
   64 Iron Maiden Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter 1990
   65 Johnnie Ray Just Walking In The Rain 1956
   66 Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love 1982
   67 Abba I Have A Dream 1979
   68 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You 1985
   69 Housemartins Caravan of Love 1986
   70 Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band Floral Dance 1977
   71 Seekers Morningtown Ride 1966
   72 Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (EP) 1967
   73 Kenny Rogers & The First Edition Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town 1969
   74 Adam Faith What Do You Want? 1959
   75 Lord Rockingham's XI Hoots Mon 1958
   76 Boney M Mary's Boy Child 1978
   77 Dickie Valentine Finger Of Suspicion 1954
   78 Various Artists Perfect Day 1997
   79 Chef Chocolate Salty Balls (PS I Love You) 1998
   80 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls 1985
   81 Winifred Atwell Let's Have Another Party 1954
   82 Petula Clark Downtown 1964/1988
   83 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe 1994
   84 Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion 1960
   85 Georgie Fame Yeh Yeh 1964
   86 Boyzone Father And Son 1995
   87 Jason Donovan When You Come Back To Me 1989
   88 Erasure Stop (Crackers International EP) 1988
   89 Greg Lake I Believe In Father Christmas 1975
   90 New Seekers You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 1973
   91 Cliff Richard Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) 1965
   92 Cheeky Girls Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) 2002
   93 Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup 1968
   94 Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne Changes 2003
   95 Marmalade Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da 1968
   96 Frankie Laine Answer Me 1953
   97 Mr Blobby Mr Blobby 1993
   98 Showaddywaddy Under The Moon Of Love 1976
   99 KLF featuring Tammy Wynette Justified And Ancient 1991
   100 Johnny Otis Show With Marie Adams Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me 1957



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