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X Factor U.K. Numbers 1s

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by MrJames, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. I used to have a bit of a fascination with the number 1s produced by former X Factor contestants. And what with Harry being number 1 at the moment, it’s made me think about it a bit more. Which ones are your favourites?

    Steve Brookstein - Against All Odds
    Shayne Ward - That’s My Goal
    Chico - It’s Chico Time
    Leona Lewis - A Moment Like This
    Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis - Run
    Leon Jackson - When You Believe
    Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
    Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys
    Alexandra Burke - Start Without You
    JLS - Beat Again
    JLS - Everybody In Love
    JLS - The Club Is Alive
    JLS - Love You More
    JLS - She Makes Me Wanna
    Diana Vickers - Once
    X Factor Finalists 2008 - Hero
    Joe McElderry - The Climb
    Olly Murs - Please Don’t Let Me Go
    Olly Murs - Heart Skips A Beat
    Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs - Troublemaker
    X Factor Finalists 2009 - You Are Not Alone
    Matt Cardle - When We Collide
    One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
    One Direction - Little Things
    One Direction - One Way or Another
    One Direction - Drag Me Down
    Zayn - PILLOWTALK
    Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
    Harry Styles - As It Was
    Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger
    X Factor Finalists 2010 - Heroes
    Little Mix - Cannonball
    Little Mix - Wings
    Little Mix - Black Magic
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    Little Mix - Sweet Melody
    X Factor Finalists 2011 - Wishing On A Star
    James Arthur - Impossible
    James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
    Ella Henderson - Ghosts
    Sam Bailey - Skyscraper
    Ben Haenow - Something I Need
     
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  2. Once and Sweet Melody.
     
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  3. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis - Run
    Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
    Diana Vickers - Once
    Matt Cardle - When We Collide
    Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
    Harry Styles - As It Was
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    Little Mix - Sweet Melody
    James Arthur - Impossible
    James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
    Ella Henderson - Ghosts

    ( Ben Haenow - Something I Need )


    I love these.
     
  4. It kind of surprises me that One Direction only had four #1 hits!
     
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  5. When I used to watch it, I always found it weird that there were multiple dull male winners and, James Arthur aside, they only ever had that winner's number one before fading away with maybe one other moderate hit, but the too-few female winners (up to and including Little Mix at least) all had multiple number ones.
     
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    Rightfully leaving off Swagger Jagger - it's what it deserves.
     
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  7. Bleeding Love supremacy tbh. With Bad Boys a close second.

    Imagine being Syco and finding two massive talents like that, and...fucking both up.
     
  8. Bleeding Love is a timeless classic

    Once, Black Magic, Ghosts and Bad Boys complete my top 5
     
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    Beat Again, Heart Skips A Beat and Pillowtalk aside, those male number 1s are varying degrees of dirge ew.
     
  10. Olly Murs has had four number ones???

    Leona Lewis - A Moment Like This
    Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis - Run
    Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
    Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys
    JLS - Beat Again
    JLS - She Makes Me Wanna
    Olly Murs - Heart Skips A Beat
    One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
    Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
    Little Mix - Wings
    Little Mix - Black Magic
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    James Arthur - Impossible
    Ella Henderson - Ghost
     
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  11. And somehow Kiss Me wasn't one of them!
     
  12. "You Don't Know Love" by Olly Murs deserved to be number one for weeks.
     
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  13. Ella Henderson's Ghost is impeccable.
     
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  14. If there was any justice in the world Chamgane Shirley and Boys Will be Boys by the Dolly Rockers would be on this list.
     
  15. Shayne Ward - That’s My Goal
    Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
    Alexandra Burke - Bad Boys
    Alexandra Burke - Start Without You
    JLS - Beat Again
    JLS - Everybody In Love
    JLS - The Club Is Alive
    JLS - Love You More
    JLS - She Makes Me Wanna
    Diana Vickers - Once
    Olly Murs - Heart Skips A Beat
    Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
    Little Mix - Wings
    Little Mix - Black Magic
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    Ella Henderson - Ghosts
     
  16. Leona Lewis - Run
    Olly Murs - Please Don’t Let Me Go
    One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
    One Direction - Little Things
    Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
    Harry Styles - As It Was
    Little Mix - Wings
    Little Mix - Black Magic
    Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
    Little Mix - Sweet Melody
    James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
    Ella Henderson - Ghosts

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  17. Funny even labelling Sweet Melody as an ‘X Factor Number 1’. It’s much more in the ‘Little Mix: Pop Legends’ portion of their career than it is ‘Little Mix: X Factor Winners’ portion.
     
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