Every UK Number 1 single by Scottish acts

42 songs by Scottish artists have hit Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart since 1952 - we take a look at them.

Lewis Capaldi and Calvin Harris are Numbers 1 and 2 on the Official Singles Chart this week, the first time since November 2011 that acts from Scotland have occupied the Top 2 positions concurrently.

The battle of the Scots got us thinking - who else from bonny Scotland has reached Number 1? We reveal the 42 songs by 28 acts from Scotland to reach the peak of the Official Chart.

We've researched through 66 years of history in our chart archive, and here are a selection of the most notable. Scroll to the very bottom of the article for the full list.

Calvin Harris

We've touched upon his success already, but Calvin Harris is by far the most successful Scot in the history of the Official Chart when it comes to Number 1s. 10 years worth of Number 1 hits is not something everyone can achieve, and its made even more impressive when you see Calvin has scored the most UK Number 1s this decade, with eight.

Calvin's Number 1s are: Dance Wiv Me (with Dizzee Rascal & Chrome); I'm Not Alone; We Found Love (with Rihanna); Sweet Nothing (with Florence Welch); Under Control (with Alesso & Hurts); Summer; Blame (ft. John Newman); Feels (ft. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean); One Kiss (with Dua Lipa); and Promises (with Sam Smith). View Calvin's complete UK chart history.

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Wet Wet Wet

Marti Pellow's successful group are the next most prolific when it comes to Number 1 singles, with three to their name. Wet Wet Wet's Billy Bragg collab With a Little Help from My Friends was their first Number 1 in 1988, and the followed that up four years later with Goodnight Girl.

Then in 1994, the third time really was the charm. Love Is All Around from the Four Weddings and a Funeral movie soundtrack spent 15 weeks at Number 1, the joint second-longest consecutive reign at the top EVER.

#ChartFact: All three of WWW's Number 1s kept a Kylie Minogue song off the top spot.

Midge Ure

While Midge Ure never scored a chart-topper with his most famous group Ultravox, his first band Slik did hit the top spot in 1976 with Forever and Ever. Nine years later, Midge returned to the top as a soloist with If I Was.

TV talent show contestants

It turns out that Scottish people are really good at TV talent shows. Pop Idol semi-finalist Darius was the first competition star to hit Number 1, with Colourblind in 2002. Shortly after, Fame Academy winner David Sneddon hit the big time with Stop Living The Lie in 2003.

Fast forward another year and Michelle McManus' Pop Idol winning single All This Time spent three weeks at Number 1. Finally in 2007, Leon Jackson won The X Factor and scored the Official Christmas Number 1 with When You Believe.

Emeli Sande

Other than Calvin Harris, Emeli Sande is the only other Scot to score multiple UK Number 1s this decade. Emeli has climbed to the top spot twice, ironically knocking Calvin Harris from the top on both occasions. She has guested on Professor Green's Read All About It, and Labrinth's Beneath Your Beautiful.

The complete list of Official UK Number 1 singles by Scottish acts with credited appearances only (bolded acts in collaborations are the Scottish musicians):

YEAR TITLE ARTIST
1969 OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA MARMALADE
1971 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
1972 AMAZING GRACE THE PIPES & DRUMS & MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
1975 JANUARY PILOT
1975 BYE BYE BABY BAY CITY ROLLERS
1975 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE BAY CITY ROLLERS
1975 D.I.V.O.R.C.E BILLY CONNOLLY
1976 FOREVER AND EVER SLIK
1979 ONE DAY AT A TIME LENA MARTELL
1980 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE KELLY MARIE
1981 JAPANESE BOY ANEKA
1984 I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER JIM DIAMOND
1985 I KNOW HIM SO WELL ELAINE PAIGE AND BARBARA DICKSON
1985 IF I WAS MIDGE URE
1988 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE'S LEAVING HOME WET WET WET/BILLY BRAGG WITH CARA TIVEY
1989 BELFAST CHILD SIMPLE MINDS
1992 GOODNIGHT GIRL WET WET WET
1992 EBENEEZER GOODE THE SHAMEN
1993 YOUNG AT HEART THE BLUEBELLS
1993 RELIGHT MY FIRE TAKE THAT FT. LULU
1994 INSIDE STILTSKIN
1994 LOVE IS ALL AROUND WET WET WET
1996 KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR DUNBLANE
2002 COLOURBLIND DARIUS
2003 STOP LIVING THE LIE DAVID SNEDDON
2004 ALL THIS TIME MICHELLE
2006 I WISH I WAS A PUNK ROCKER (WITH FLOWERS IN MY HAIR) SANDI THOM
2007 (I'M GONNA BE) 500 MILES THE PROCLAIMERS/B POTTER/A PIPKIN
2007 WHEN YOU BELIEVE LEON JACKSON
2008 DANCE WIV ME DIZZEE RASCAL/CALVIN HARRIS/CHROME
2009 I'M NOT ALONE CALVIN HARRIS
2011 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT. CALVIN HARRIS
2011 READ ALL ABOUT IT PROFESSOR GREEN FT. EMELI SANDE
2012 SWEET NOTHING CALVIN HARRIS/FLORENCE WELCH
2012 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LABRINTH FT. EMELI SANDE
2013 UNDER CONTROL CALVIN HARRIS/ALESSO/HURTS
2014 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
2014 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT. JOHN NEWMAN
2017 FEELS CALVIN HARRIS FT. PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERTY AND BIG SEAN
2018 ONE KISS CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA
2018 PROMISES CALVIN HARRIS & SAM SMITH
2019 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI

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