Category: Did you know?

Devil vs Angel UK top 10 hits

Seeing as we’ve got a devil YouTube clip this week, let’s see what’s more popular in the devil vs angel top 10 hits. See for yourself.

Neil SedakaLittle DevilCrew-CutsEarth Angel
Marty RobbinsDevil WomanMalcolm VaughanMy Special Angel
Elvis Presley(You're the) Devil in DisguiseRod StewartAngel
The GunRace with the DevilNazarethBroken Down Angel
Atomic RoosterDevil's AnswerWizzardAngel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)
Cozy PowellDance with the DevilGlitter BandAngel Face
Suzi QuatroDevil Gate DriveTavaresHeaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Cliff RichardDevil WomanShowaddywaddyPretty Little Angel Eyes
Alison MoyetThat Ole Devil Called LoveAbbaAngeleyes
Kylie MinogueBetter the Devil You KnowRoxy MusicAngel Eyes
Jesus JonesThe Devil You KnowEurythmicsThere Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Guns N' RosesSympathy for the DevilMadonnaAngel
StepsBetter the Devil You KnowWet Wet WetAngel Eyes (Home And Away)
U2Angel Of Harlem
Simply RedAngel
EternalAngel Of Mine
Robbie WilliamsAngels
SpaceAvenging Angels
M PeopleAngel St
Pras MichelBlue Angels
Celine Dion and R. KellyI'm Your Angel
Shaggy Feat RayvonAngel
SugababesAngels With Dirty Faces
KiraI'll Be Your Angel
Raghav Feat Frankye Maxx & Jucxi DAngel Eyes
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Acts with the most UK number two hit singles

I recently had an email from coxless4444 asking if I had ever done a feature on the acts who have had the most number two hits in the UK singles chart. On checking, I realised I hadn’t so let’s put that straight right now. Here is a list of the 22 acts to have had five or more songs to make the runner up position on the chart.

 ArtistNumber of number twosSpan
1Madonna121985 - 2003
2Cliff Richard111958 - 2006
3Kylie Minogue111988 - 2004
4Elvis Presley91956 - 1969
5Rihanna92005 - 2016
6Michael Jackson81983 - 2018
7Justin Timberlake72002 - 2016
8Shadows (inc 6 with Cliff)71960 - 1965
9Queen61974 - 1995
10Boyzone61994 - 1998
11Oasis61995 - 2005
12Robbie Williams61996 - 2010
13Calvin Harris62011 - 2016
14Beatles51963 - 1995
15Tom Jones51967 - 1987
16U251995 - 2006
17The Sweet51971 - 1975
18George Michael51987 - 1998
19Sash51997 - 2000
20Steps51998 - 2001
21Girls Aloud52003 - 2012
22S Club 751999 - 2003
This list does not include re-issues of any song which had previously peaked at number two.
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Please vs Thank you hits

Wim emailed a couple of weeks ago saying, “You might have already looked into this but have there been more songs with Please in the title or Thank you? I reckon it is close and can probably think of more Thank you songs.” Well Wim, here’s your answer.

 Artist'Please' TitleYearPosition
1Johnny Kidd And The PiratesPlease Don't Touch195926
2Bobby DarinBill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home196036
3Cliff Richard And The ShadowsPlease Don't Tease19601
4Hank LocklinPlease Help Me, I'm Falling19609
5Bob Wallis & His Storyville JazzmenCome Along Please196233
6Bobby VeePlease Don't Ask About Barbara196229
7Vernons GirlsLover Please196216
8BeatlesPlease Please Me19632
9ThemBaby Please Don't Go196510
10Bob DylanCan You Please Crawl Out Your Window?196617
11Cryin' ShamesPlease Stay196626
12Donald PeersPlease Don't Go19683
13David CassidyPlease Please Me197416
14CarpentersPlease Mr. Postman19752
15DanaPlease Tell Him That I Said Hello19758
16EaglesPlease Come Home For Christmas197830
17KC And The Sunshine BandPlease Don't Go19793
18SplodgenessaboundsTwo Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please19807
19HeadgirlPlease Don't Touch19815
20Dexys Midnight RunnersThe Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You) 198320
21UB40Please Don't Make Me Cry198310
22Cliff RichardPlease Don't Fall In Love19837
23Samantha FoxDo Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)198610
24Big SupremePlease Yourself198764
25Barry ManilowPlease Don't Be Scared198935
26Inspiral CarpetsPlease Be Cruel199150
27KWSPlease Don't Go19921
28Double You?Please Don't Go199241
29Martyn JosephPlease Sir199345
30Bryan AdamsPlease Forgive Me19932
31InxsPlease (You Got That...)199350
32Backbeat BandPlease Mr. Postman199469
33Bon JoviPlease Come Home For Christmas19947
34Elton JohnPlease199633
35Mike Flowers PopsPlease Release Me199639
36No MercyPlease Don't Go19974
38ThemBaby Please Don't Go199165
39David GrayPlease Forgive Me199972
40Artful DodgerPlease Don't Turn Me On20004
41Kylie MinoguePlease Stay200010
42Sunscreem Vs PushPlease Save Me200136
43Robin GibbPlease200323
44Fast Food RockersSay Cheese! (Smile Please)200310
45Nukleuz DJ'sPlease F*** Me200452
46British Sea PowerPlease Stand Up200534
47Shout Out LoudsPlease Please Please200653
48McflyPlease, Please20061
49P!NkPlease Don't Leave Me200913
50James MorrisonPlease Don't Stop The Rain200933
51Olly MursPlease Don't Let Me Go20101
52Katy BEasy Please Me201125
53Slow Moving MilliePlease Please Please Let Me Get What I Want201131
54Michael BubleChristmas (Baby Please Come Home)201147
55Gabrielle AplinPlease Don't Say You Love Me20136
56Joel AdamsPlease Don't Go201650
57Darlene LoveChristmas (Baby Please Come Home)201722
58Samantha HarveyPlease201867
59Cardi B & Bruno MarsPlease Me201912
1Artist'Thank You' TitleYearPosition
2Sam And DaveI Thank You196834
3SladeThanks For The Memory (Wham Bam Thank You Mam)19757
4Andrew GoldThank You For Being A Friend197842
5DukesThank You For The Party198253
6Pale FountainsThank You198248
7Dexys Midnight RunnersThe Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You) 198320
8AbbaThank You For The Music198333
9ImaginationThank You My Love198422
10Culture ClubGod Thank You Woman198631
11Alexander O'nealThank You For A Good Year198830
12AdevaI Thank You198917
13World PartyThank You World199168
14Robin SI Want To Thank You199448
15Sinead O'connorThank You For Hearing Me199413
16Boyz Ii MenThank You199526
17Bon JoviThank You For Loving Me200012
18DidoThank You20013
19Shania TwainThank You Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon)200311
20JameliaThank You20042
21Big BrovazWe Wanna Thank You (The Things You Do)200417
22My Chemical RomanceThank You For The Venom200471
23Cliff RichardThank You For A Lifetime20083
24Busta Rhymes Feat Q-Tip & Kanye WestThank You201313
25HarveyThank You201473
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Z number one acts

Following last week’s list of number one acts with a Z in their credit, I was asked if there were more X’s or Z’s. The answer is Z’s, here the list of 54.

Lita Roza
Perez ‘Prez’ Prado
Scott McKenzie
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Zager And Evans
Suzi Quatro
Charles Aznavour
The Wurzels
Bucks Fizz
Yazz And The Plastic Population
Boyz II Men
Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince
Babylon Zoo
Lenny Kravitz
Mr. Oizo
Baz Luhrmann
Jennifer Lopez
Limp Bizkit
Roger Sanchez
DJ Otzi
Blazin’ Squad
Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne
Eric Prydz
Crazy Frog
Tinchy Stryder Feat N-Dubz
Dizzee Rascal
Tiao Cruz
Alexandra Burke Feat Laza Morgan
Nicole Scherzinger
Olly Murs Feat Rizzle Kicks
Maroon 5 Feat Wiz Khalifa
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat Wanz
Jason Derulo Feat 2 Chainz
Mr Probz
Ariana Grande Feat Iggy Azalea
Nico & Vinz
Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz
Wiz Khalifa Feat Charlie Puth
David Zowie
Drake Feat Wizkid & Kyla
Major Lazer Feat Justin Bieber & Mo
Clean Bandit Feat Zara Larsson
George Ezra


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X number one acts

I was recently asked by a friend, via a Facebook question, to name the 20 number one acts with an X in their artist credit. Always sceptical of idiots on social media, I got thinking and came up with about 22 of the top of my head. Research showed there are actually 30. Don’t always believe what you read on social media posted by people with no clue. When my friend revealed the real number, the reply was, ‘Oh I forgot about them’!

Here’s the real list.

Lord Rockingham’s XI
Jimi Hendrix Experience
T. Rex
David Essex
Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Roxy Music
Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers
Black Box
Chaka Demus and Pliers with Jack Radics And Taxi Gang
Oxide And Neutrino
Liberty X
Elvis Vs JXL
X Factor Finalists
Alexandra Burke
Pixie Lott
La Roux
X Factor Finalists
X Factor the Finalists 2010
X Factor Finalists 2011
Little Mix
Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX
Martin Garrix
Duke Dumont feat Jax Jones
Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill
Little Mix
Ava Max


NB: the four different X-factor Finalists all have different line-ups, so technically four different acts under the same name.

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Oldest living singers to have had a UK number one

This was a request from Mike Sowden who wanted to know the top 10 (or more) oldest living solo singers to have had a UK number one single. Well, with Johnny Tillotson celebrating his 80th birthday this coming Saturday he creeps into the bottom end of this list of the 20 singers who are 80 or over and  I’ve listed their age this week.

Ranking Name Date of Birth Year of Birth Age
20 Johnny Tillotson Apr 20th 1939 80
19 Kenny Rogers Aug 21st 1938 80
18 Connie Francis Dec 12th 1938 80
18 Jerry Keller Jun 20th 1937 81
17 Shirley Bassey Jan 8th 1937 82
16 Engelbert Humperdinck May 2nd 1936 82
15 Frank Ifield Nov 30th 1936 82
14 Tommy Steele Dec 17th 1936 82
13 Johnny Mathis Sep 30th 1935 83
12 Jerry Lee Lewis Sep 29th 1935 83
11 John Leyton Feb 17th 1935 84
10 Pat Boone Jun 1st 1934 84
9 J.J. Barrie Jul 7th 1933 85
8 Petula Clark Nov 15th 1932 86
7 Des O’Connor Jan 12th 1932 87
6 Rolf Harris Mar 30th 1930 89
5 Harry Belafonte Mar 1st 1927 92
4 Tony Bennett Aug 3rd 1926 92
3 Jane Morgan Sep 1st 1924 95
2 Doris Day Apr 3rd 1922 97
1 Vera Lynn Mar 20th 1917 102
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