Number 1 UK song on January 2nd

(2010 – 2023)

Below is your personalised UK "What was the number one song on my birthday?" tracklist for January 2nd since 2010.

Each of these tracks was a number one hit in UK on your birthday, January 2nd each year. This list is currently showing #1 songs from 2010 to 2023. Click on any song to see the video and more information. At the bottom of the page you can download a shareable list of tracks or download a Spotify playlist, or click on any individual track to view a video and access the Spotify track listing.

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These tracks are not currently available on Spotify:

  • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Justice Collective (#1 on 3rd birthday)
  • River - Ellie Goulding (#1 on 10th birthday)


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#1 song on birthday — 2nd, January

My birthday! (2010) - The Climb by Joe McElderry
1st birthday (2011) - When We Collide by Matt Cardle
2nd birthday (2012) - Wherever You Are by Military Wives with Gareth Malone
3rd birthday (2013) - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Justice Collective
4th birthday (2014) - Skyscraper by Sam Bailey
5th birthday (2015) - Something I Need by Ben Haenow
6th birthday (2016) - A Bridge over You by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir
7th birthday (2017) - Rockabye by Clean Bandit
8th birthday (2018) - Perfect by Ed Sheeran
9th birthday (2019) - We Built This City by LadBaby
10th birthday (2020) - River by Ellie Goulding
11th birthday (2021) - Don't Stop Me Eatin by LadBaby
12th birthday (2022) - Sausage Rolls for Everyone by LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran and Elton John
13th birthday (2023) - Food Aid by LadBaby

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