Category Archives: Number Ones

NFB Listens To Number Ones: “The Wonder Of You” – Elvis Presley

The first of what could potentially be many Elvis Presley entries in this series, “The Wonder Of You” came at a time in Presley’s career when he was on his way to his last apogee, touring again before things deteriorated … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Heart” – The Pet Shop Boys

This one came out in a very competitive year of 1988, where the majority of number ones held that spot for only one or two weeks – “Heart” for three – which might explain why it is a song I … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “The Power Of Love” – Jennifer Rush

Like me, you may have gotten very excited when you saw the title of this song, and then much less excited when you saw the singer. No, it’s not Frankie Goes To Hollywood or Huey Lewis & The News, it’s … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “One Kiss” – Dua Lipa And Calvin Harris

Would I be exaggerating to say that this is one of the best songs of the last few years? The fact that I, a guy who generally has very little time for anything that you could describe as “club music” … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “One Of Us” – ABBA

To quote Tommy Tiernan, “And now it’s time for a sad song”. Not that ABBA’s back catalogue is 100% full of up-tempo bangers of course, but one can’t help but listen to this, their very last number one from late … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

It may seem odd, given my first memories of this one are from its use in Wayne’s World, but I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t enthralled by it. There’s no words of mine that could come close to … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Impossible” – James Arthur

I know the second the RNG threw up the last week of December in 2012 – one of five weeks this was at the top – that I would have to talk again about what we might call the “The … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “One Dance” – Drake (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

I’ve thought long and hard about it, and I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about “One Dance”. This one is…entrancing I suppose? It’s the kind of song that you will never really forget once you have heard it, … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “China In Your Hand” – T’Pau

It’s probably a sign of how little I know about T’Pau – and yes, that is a Star Trek reference – that I thought I hadn’t heard this song when the RNG popped up with it. But of course I … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Red, Red Wine” – UB40

Here’s a genuine question for you: what do you think that “Red, Red Wine” is actually about (bar the obvious beverage)? For many years I didn’t really think too much about that question whenever I heard this song, which I … Continue reading

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