The UK charts first came in to existence at the end of 1952 – the honor of being the first number one hit in the UK went to Al Martino with the song Here In My Heart. Since those early days, many different artists and many different bands have had many different number ones across many different styles of music. The only thing that connects them all is the fact that they reached the number one spot in the UK charts.
And on that subject, every single one of the following songs also reached the number one spot in the UK charts, and they are connected by the fact they all have ‘one’ in the title. So without much further ado here is the list of the 17 UK number one hits with one in the title.
- One Night by Elvis Presley reached number one in the UK charts in January 1959.
- The Young Ones by Cliff Richard and the Shadows was the first number one hit of 1962.
- You’re The One That I Want by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, from the film Grease, hit the top spot in June 1978.
- One Day At A Time by Lena Martell reached number one in the UK charts in October 1979.
- One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson was the UK number one hit in late June of 1981.
- One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was number one in the middle of October 1988.
- Sadness Part 1 was the one and only number one hit for Enigma, hitting number one in January 1991.
- The One And Only was the one and only number one hit for Chesney Hawkers, hitting number one in March 1991.
- 2 Become 1 by the Spice Girls was the last number one hit in the UK of 1996.
- I Wanna Be The Only One by Eternal featuring BeBe Winans hit the UK top spot in May 1997.
- Baby One More Time by Britney Spears was her first number one hit in the UK, hitting the top spot in February 1999.
- She’s The One by Robbie Williams was the UK number in the middle of November 1999.
- Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny’s Child hit number one in November 2000.
- 21 Seconds by So Solid Crew reached number one in the UK charts in August 2001.
- If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield was number one in December 2002.
- One Night by Elvis Presley was back at number one in the UK in January 2005.
- Number 1 by Tinchy Stryder was number one in April 2009.
To date that is it, the 17 UK number one hits with one in the title!
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 17th of November 2011 and can be found by clicking HERE.