Number 1 UK song on December 31st

(1998 – 2023)

Below is your personalised UK "What was the number one song on my birthday?" tracklist for December 31st since 1998.

Each of these tracks was a number one hit in UK on your birthday, December 31st 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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  • When You Believe - Leon Jackson (#1 on 9th birthday)
  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Justice Collective (#1 on 14th birthday)


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#1 song on birthday — 31st, December

My birthday! (1998) - Goodbye by Spice Girls
1st birthday (1999) - I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun by Westlife
2nd birthday (2000) - Can We Fix It? by Bob the Builder
3rd birthday (2001) - Somethin' Stupid by Robbie Williams, Nicole Kidman
4th birthday (2002) - Sound of the Underground by Girls Aloud
5th birthday (2003) - Mad World by Gary Jules
6th birthday (2004) - Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20
7th birthday (2005) - That's My Goal by Shayne Ward
8th birthday (2006) - A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis
9th birthday (2007) - When You Believe by Leon Jackson
10th birthday (2008) - Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke
11th birthday (2009) - Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine
12th birthday (2010) - When We Collide by Matt Cardle
13th birthday (2011) - Wherever You Are by Military Wives with Gareth Malone
14th birthday (2012) - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Justice Collective
15th birthday (2013) - Skyscraper by Sam Bailey
16th birthday (2014) - Something I Need by Ben Haenow
17th birthday (2015) - A Bridge over You by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir
18th birthday (2016) - Rockabye by Clean Bandit
19th birthday (2017) - Perfect by Ed Sheeran
20th birthday (2018) - We Built This City by LadBaby
21st birthday (2019) - I Love Sausage Rolls by LadBaby
22nd birthday (2020) - Don't Stop Me Eatin by LadBaby
23rd birthday (2021) - Sausage Rolls for Everyone by LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran and Elton John
24th birthday (2022) - Food Aid by LadBaby

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