Number ones on Re-entry

With Ed Sheeran’s recent chart topper, Take Me Back To London doing so on its second attempt, it got me wondering how many other songs initially entered the chart, dropped out and then went to number one on their return. Well there are 22 of them, here’s the list.

Artist Title Date first charted Date reached number one
The Stargazers Broken Wings 14/02/1953 11/04/1953
Bill Haley and His Comets (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock 08/01/1955 26/11/1955
Elvis Presley All Shook Up 15/06/1957 13/07/1957
Shirley Bassey As I Love You 20/12/1958 21/02/1959
Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) 30/07/1960 22/10/1960
The Equals Baby Come Back 04/05/1968 06/07/1968
Mungo Jerry Baby Jump 06/02/1971 06/03/1971
Simon Park Orchestra Eye Level (Theme From  Van Der Valk) 25/11/1972 29/09/1973
John Lennon Imagine 01/11/1975 10/01/1981
Kraftwerk The Model / Computer Love 11/07/1981 06/02/1982
Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name 27/02/1993 26/12/2009
PJ And Duncan Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble 23/07/1994 06/04/2013
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany’s 06/07/1996 05/10/1996
Baddiel, Skinner & the Lightning Seeds 3 Lions 01/06/1996 21/07/2018
Estelle Feat Kanye West American Boy 15/03/2008 29/03/2008
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling 20/06/2009 08/08/2009
Lady Gaga and Beyonce Telephone 05/12/2009 27/03/2010
David Guetta Feat Sia Titanium 20/08/2011 18/02/2012
Labrinth Feat Emeli Sande Beneath Your Beautiful 20/10/2012 03/11/2012
Omi Cheerleader 31/01/2015 09/05/2015
Ed Sheeran Perfect 18/03/2017 16/12/2017
Ed Sheeran Feat Stormzy Take Me Back To London 27/07/2019 07/09/2019
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