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P Grandson's personal ranking of all UK Number One songs // #1 REVEALED!

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  1. but-a why why why why? but-a why why why why?
     
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  2. 142 SHE'S THE ONE Robbie Williams (1999)

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    It's no Angels, but nice enough.

    141 THE REAL THING Tony DiBart (1994)


    The longer versions do get too dreary, but fortunately the radio edit competently keeps it concise and efficient.

    140 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME Erasure (1992)

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    Respectable yet inventive cover version. And the video's Vince Faltskog and Andy Lynstaad still gives me life.

    139 CANDLE IN THE WIND 97 Elton John (1997)

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    Sir Elton singing this at Di's funeral was a moment. But how everyone went jumpin' bananas over it will always be something beyond human explanation.
     
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  3. Had Tony di Bart had even a vaguely passable voice, it would have been higher I'm sure, but his singing is painfully flat. Peter Cunnah could have done a great job.
     
  4. 138 NO MATTER WHAT Boyzone (1998)

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    Honestly one of their best efforts, with the Webber/Steinman seal and all.

    137 A LITTLE TIME The Beautiful South (1990)


    I think The South should have had a more iconic charttopper than this, but I don't mind it.

    136 TRAGEDY Steps (1999)

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    They made this song their own, didn't they?

    135 HANGIN' TOUGH New Kids On The Block (1990)

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    Can't disagree that it is one of their, er, toughest singles.
     
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  5. 134 EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT YOU Take That (1994)


    The rumor's true, you know that there've been others...

    133 THE ONE AND ONLY Chesney Hawkes (1991)

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    This was a Number One hit and you can't take away from Ches.

    132 THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (IT'S IN HIS KISS) Cher (1991)

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    Cher snatching her sophomore charttopper 26 years after I Got You Babe with this retrobop was nothing short of astonishing, and little did people know that this was just the beginning of more 90's glory for Ms. Sarkisian-LaPier. And I still lowkey love the Mermaids movie.

    131 9PM ('TIL I COME) - ATB (1999)

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    Unlike a tune ahead, I actually much prefer the UK edit much more than the one pushed for in the Continent.
     
  6. 130 INNUENDO Queen (1991)

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    Freddie Mercury's final Number One hit in his lifetime, not the second coming of Bo Rhap that they were hoping for but still quite an impressive composition.

    129 ALL THAT SHE WANTS Ace Of Base (1993)

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    Actually, this may be my least fave Happy Nation single but quite a classic nonetheless. And God, how I miss Lin's voice.

    128 KILLER / PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE George Michael (1993)


    Even if the Adamski/Seal original is unbeatable, George puts an interesting twist by medley-ing it with Papa Was A Rolling Stone and the music video remains amazing.

    127 BLACK OR WHITE Michael Jackson (1991)

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    MJ proving that he would still have something to say in the 90's.
     
  7. 126 DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME George Michael & Elton John (1992)

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    Although I search for myself, it's always someone else I see.

    125 IT'S LIKE THAT Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins (1998)



    Well, if you're going to ruin the Spice Girls run of Number One singles, it better be an iconic band, an iconic remix and an iconic video.

    124 NEVER EVER All Saints (1998)

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    Iconic hit, the girls' delivery is flawless but I'm afraid this hasn't aged the finest for me. And am I the only one who found Natalie's monologue a bit too cheesy?

    123 THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES Queen (1991)

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    Coupled with Bo Rhap, this was a very fitting package to say farewell to Freddie.
     
  8. 122 EBENEEZER GOODE The Shame (1992)

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    While I prefer Shamen's other tunes like Move Any Mountains or Phorever People, this one is good as well. And oh the irony of it being number One during BBC's first ever drug-awareness week.

    121 I WANT YOU BACK Melanie B. feat. Missy Elliott (1998)

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    The first ever solo single by a Spice Girl and inevitably the first UK Number One by a solo Spice Girl single, who ended up being Ms. Brown. A Missy Elliott composition through and through, sounds like a Supa Dupa Fly ditched track.

    120 MEN IN BLACK Will Smith (1997)

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    On his way from going a Fresh Prince to a double threat movie/hip hop king, Will Smith delivers star power, but it's still all about the Patrice Rushen's Forget Me Nots sample for me.

    119 AIN'T NO DOUBLE Jimmy Nail (1992)


    A rather early 90's forgotten chart-topper, it's one of Jimmy's best, with its New Jack Swing flavour.
     
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  9. Ain't no doubt it's plain to see/Most songs so far are better than Jimmy
     
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  10. He's (not) lying!
     
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  11. 118 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Deep Blue Something (1996)

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    It's good but I never saw it as Number One material at all, a solid #7 hit at best.

    117 LIVING ON MY OWN Freddie Mercury (1993)

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    Somehow I cannot shake the thought that the success of this resides more on the World still grieving Freddie rather than its own merits.

    116 DOOP Doop (1994)

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    If I was judging only that messy UK edit when all of the sudden it's like another tune, I would place this quite lower. But the original is more cohesive and I enjoy the retro-novelty flavour of it all.

    115 LET ME BE YOUR FANTASY Baby D (1994)



    The first record of the jungle/garage/drum&bass realm to top the UK chart. Great beat and Dee Fearon's vocals are quite underrated, she's a solid singer. I also like the more house-y Dancing Divaz remix.
     
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  12. 114 THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER D:Ream (1994)

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    Peter Cunnah must rue the day he agreed to sell this to Tony Blair's campaign.

    113 MR. VAIN Culture Beat (1993)



    Eurobanger. And I still love/gross out at the scene in the video when everybody starts eating fruit like they're mad.

    112 3 A.M. ETERNAL The KLF (1991)

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    Britbanger.

    111 WITHOUT YOU Mariah Carey (1994)

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    It got too ubiquitious, Nilsson's version is much more moving and now I think the Music Box era is one of the weakest of 90's Mariah, but it was a moment and it's easy to see why it was Number one.
     
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  13. 110 FLY AWAY Lenny Kravitz (1999)

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    Lenny Kravitz is one artist that deserved a stronger and more consistent UK chart career. But at least he chalked a Number One hit with one of his most iconic songs from his late 90's/early 2000's period, though not one among my favourites from that time.

    109 SATURDAY NIGHT Whigfield (1994)

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    This hasn't aged well but nobody can deny how a monster hit it was, making history as the first debut hit to enter directly at Number One, even if in the following years that became commonplace.

    108 BOOM BASTIC Shaggy (1995)

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    Sexy was never Shaggy's vibe but this may be the closest that he got to that.

    107 U MAKE ME WANNA Usher (1998)



    Whereas Usher showed right away what his vibe was.
     
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  14. 106 GOODNIGHT GIRL Wet Wet Wet (1992)

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    Powerful ballad signaling the beginning of the Wets 90's slice of glory.

    105 TO YOU I BELONG B*Witched (1998)

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    This wouldn't sound out of place on the Titanic soundtrack, wouldn't it?

    104 A DIFFERENT BEAT Boyzone (1996)


    Had this been recorded by someone with more credibility, I think this would be a more well-remembered classic.
     
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  15. 103 SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE Shanks & Bigfoot (1999)

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    Sweet indeed.

    102 FEEL IT The Tamperer feat. Mya (1998)

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    In the wrong hands, it could have been a hot mess. But it wasn't.

    101 MILLENIUM Robbie Williams (1998)



    The stars alligning for good old Robs.
     
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  16. THIS IS MY TOP 100

    1990

    Adamski feat. Seal KILLER
    Beats International feat. Lindy Layton DUB BE GOOD TO ME
    Elton John HEALING HANDS
    Elton John SACRIFICE
    England New Order WORLD IN MOTION
    Madonna VOGUE
    Maria McKee SHOW ME HEAVEN
    Righteous Brothers UNCHAINED MELODY
    Sinead O'Connor NOTHING COMPARES 2 U
    Snap! THE POWER


    1991
    Bryan Adams EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU)
    Clash SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO
    Enigma SADENESS PART 1


    1992
    Boyz II Men END OF THE ROAD
    Charles & Eddie WOULD I LIE TO YOU
    Erasure LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME
    Shakespear's Sister STAY
    Snap! RHYTHM IS A DANCER
    Tasmin Archer SLEEPING SATELLITE
    Whitney Houston I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU


    1993
    2 Unlimited NO LIMIT
    Bluebells YOUNG AT HEART
    Gabrielle DREAMS
    Meat Loaf I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON'T DO THAT)
    Take That PRAY
    Take That feat. Lulu RE-LIGHT MY FIRE
    UB40 (I CAN'T HELP) FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU


    1994
    East 17 STAY ANOTHER DAY
    Prince THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD
    Stiltskin INSIDE
    Take That SURE
    Wet Wet Wet LOVE IS ALL AROUND


    1995
    Blur COUNTRY HOUSE
    Coolio feat. LV GANGSTA'S PARADISE
    Céline Dion THINK TWICE
    Oasis SOME MIGHT SAY
    Outhere Brothers BOOM BOOM BOOM
    Livin' Joy DREAMER
    Michael Jackson EARTH SONG
    Michael Jackson YOU ARE NOT ALONE
    Simply Red FAIRGROUND
    Take That BACK FOR GOOD
    Take That NEVER FORGET


    1996
    Babylon Zoo SPACEMAN
    Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds THREE LIONS
    Cornershop BRIMFUL OF ASHA
    Fugees KILLING ME SOFTLY
    Fugees READY OR NOT
    George Michael FASTLOVE
    Gina G OOH...AH..JUST A LITTLE BIT
    Mark Morrison RETURN OF THE MACK
    Oasis DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
    Prodigy BREATHE
    Prodigy FIRESTARTER
    Spice Girls 2 BECOME 1
    Spice Girls SAY YOU'LL BE THERE
    Spice Girls WANNABE

    1997
    Aqua BARBIE GIRL
    Chemical Brothers BLOCK ROCKIN' BEATS
    Elton John SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
    Eternal feat. Bebe Winans I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE
    No Doubt DON'T SPEAK
    Olive YOU'RE NOT ALONE
    Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112 I'LL BE MISSING YOU
    R. Kelly I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
    Spice Girls MAMA
    Spice Girls SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
    Spice Girls WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
    Tori Amos PROFESSIONAL WIDOW (IT'S GOT TO BE BIG)
    Various Artists PERFECT DAY
    Verve THE DRUGS DON'T WORK
    Whitetown YOUR WOMAN


    1998
    All Saints BOOTIE CALL
    Another Level FREAK ME
    Aqua TURN BACK TIME
    B*Witched C'EST LA VIE
    Billie BECAUSE WE WANT TO
    Céline Dion MY HEART WILL GO ON
    Chef CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS (P.S.I LOVE YOU)
    Cher BELIEVE
    Madonna FROZEN
    Spice Girls VIVA FOREVER

    1999
    Armand Van Halden feat. Duane Harden YOU DON'T KNOW ME
    Backstreet Boys I WANT IT THAT WAY
    Baz Luhrmann EVERYBODY'S FREE (TO WEAR SUNSCREEN)
    Blondie MARIA
    Britney Spears ...BABY ONE MORE TIME
    Christina Aguilera GENIE IN A BOTTLE
    Eiffel 65 BLUE (DA BA DEE)
    Fatboy Slim PRAISE YOU
    Geri Halliwell MI CHICO LATINO
    Lou Bega MAMBO N.º 5 (A LITTLE BIT OF...)
    Martine McCutcheon PERFECT MOMENT
    Offspring PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY)
    Ricky Martin LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA
    S Club 7 BRING IT ALL BACK
    Vengaboys BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
    Wamdue Project KING OF MY CASTLE


    Which of these would be in your top 20? And how many of these should have been booted long ago?
     
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  17. I could only narrow it to a top 25.
     
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  18. 1999...oof...
     
  19. Madonna VOGUE
    Shakespear's Sister STAY
    East 17 STAY ANOTHER DAY
    Livin' Joy DREAMER
    Cornershop BRIMFUL OF ASHA

    Gina G OOH...AH..JUST A LITTLE BIT
    Oasis DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
    Eternal feat. Bebe Winans I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE
    Olive YOU'RE NOT ALONE
    Spice Girls SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    Spice Girls WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
    B*Witched C'EST LA VIE
    Cher BELIEVE
    Backstreet Boys I WANT IT THAT WAY

    Armand Van Halden feat. Duane Harden YOU DON'T KNOW ME
    Britney Spears ...BABY ONE MORE TIME
    Geri Halliwell MI CHICO LATINO
    S Club 7 BRING IT ALL BACK
    Vengaboys BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM

    But that was HARD.
     
  20. 100 CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS (P.S.I LOVE YOU) South Park's Chef Isaac Hayes (1998)

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    Quite a delicious and soulful recipe.

    99 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD Prince (1994)


    Unbelievable, the artist that was known, then formerly known, then re-known as Prince, never had any Number One singles in the 80's and this remains his sole UK chart-topper. Not among his top tier, but a very endearing offer.

    98 C'EST LA VIE B*Witched (1998)

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    Marrying poppy girl power with Irish folk zests, a pocketful of sunshine of a record.

    97 PRETTY FLY (FOR A WHITE GUY) The Offspring (1999)

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    I personally prefer their Smash era and the harder side of their repertoir, but noone can deny how piss fun this is.
     
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