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UK Christmas Number Twos

25 Questions

  1. Which Christmas classic was the UK Christmas number two in 2020?
  2. Which Whitney Houston song made it to the number two spot in 1985?
  3. Which single is the highest selling UK Christmas number-two ever?
  4. "Chocolate Salty Balls" is a song from which animated comedy TV series?
  5. Getting to No. 2 in Christmas 1995, The Mike Flowers Pops released an easy listening version of which song?
  6. Name the only group to have both Christmas numbers one and two in the same year?
  7. Which Christmas Number Two was written by Tony Hatch and sung by Petula Clark in 1964?

  8. X Factor's Joe McElderry was Christmas Number Two in 2009 after a succesful Internet campaign to get which single to the number one spot?
  9. Which novelty song was a UK Christmas Number Two for Chuck Berry in 1972?
  10. "What Do You Want?" is a 1959 song that became a hit in the United Kingdom for which singer?
  11. Which lead single for the soundtrack of the film Despicable Me 2 also took the UK Christmas second spot?
  12. Name the only two artists to have been Christmas number one and number two in the same year in different groups?
  13. Which song first recorded in 1967 was a Christmas hit for Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy in 2007?
  14. Only once has the same song been both Christmas Number One and Number Two in the same year - can you name the song? (Hint: it was in 2008)
  15. Which 1977 Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band festive number two will always be associated with Terry Wogan?
  16. What colour Christmas was Shakin' Stevens having in 1982?
  17. In which year did The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl reach the UK's number two spot with "Fairytale of New York"?
  18. Who had a hit with "My Oh My" in 1983?
  19. Who has finished second in the Christmas charts four times, the most of any act?
  20. Take That were number two at Christmas in both 1993 and 2006, with which two songs?
  21. Which single was a number two for Little Mix?
  22. Which British rock band formed in Lowestoft, England, in 2000, came close to the top spot in 2003?
  23. What mechanical device featured in the song by Nizlopi in 2005?
  24. Which American rapper was number two in the 1990 UK Christmas chart?
  25. Which American singer got to number two with "Sweet but Psycho" in 2018?


  1. All I Want for Christmas is You
  2. Saving All My Love for You
  3. Last Christmas (by Wham!)
  4. South Park (the song was number 2 in 1998)
  5. Wonderwall
  6. The Beatles (achieved twice, in 1963 and 1967)
  7. Downtown
  8. Killing in the Name (by Rage Against the Machine)
  9. My Ding-a-Ling
  10. Adam Faith
  11. Happy (by Pharrell Williams)
  12. George Michael. Ed Sheeran.
  13. What a Wonderful World
  14. Hallelujah (in 2008)
  15. The Floral Dance
  16. Blue Christmas
  17. 1987
  18. Cliff Richard
  19. The Beatles
  20. Babe (1993). Patience (2006).
  21. Cannonball
  22. The Darkness
  23. JCB (JCB Song)
  24. Vanilla Ice
  25. Ava Max