Number 1 UK song on December 16th

(1998 – 2023)

Below is your personalised UK "What was the number one song on my birthday?" tracklist for December 16th since 1998.

Each of these tracks was a number one hit in UK on your birthday, December 16th each year. This list is currently showing #1 songs from 1998 to 2021. Click on any song to see the video and more information. Click 'More #1 Songs' to see the next batch of number one songs on your birthday. On the last page of your list you will find a formatted list of the tracks to share on social media and a personalised Spotify playlist of your birthday numbers ones. You can click on any track to view a video, read more information or get Spotify playlist.

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  • Wishing on a Star - The X Factor Finalists 2011 (#1 on 13th birthday)


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#1 song on birthday — 16th, December

My birthday! (1998) - Believe by Cher
1st birthday (1999) - The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard
2nd birthday (2000) - Stan by Eminem
3rd birthday (2001) - Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield
4th birthday (2002) - Lose Yourself by Eminem
5th birthday (2003) - Leave Right Now by Will Young
6th birthday (2004) - Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20
7th birthday (2005) - Stickwitu by Pussycat Dolls
8th birthday (2006) - Patience by Take That
9th birthday (2007) - Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
10th birthday (2008) - Run by Leona Lewis
11th birthday (2009) - The Official BBC Children in Need Medley by Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band
12th birthday (2010) - Heroes by The X Factor Finalists 2010
13th birthday (2011) - Wishing on a Star by The X Factor Finalists 2011
14th birthday (2012) - The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin
15th birthday (2013) - Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen
16th birthday (2014) - Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
17th birthday (2015) - Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
18th birthday (2016) - Rockabye by Clean Bandit
19th birthday (2017) - Perfect by Ed Sheeran
20th birthday (2018) - Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande
21st birthday (2019) - Dance Monkey by Tones and I
22nd birthday (2020) - Positions by Ariana Grande
23rd birthday (2021) - Merry Christmas by Ed Sheeran and Elton John
24th birthday (2022) - All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

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