“Total Eclipse of the Heart” is the only song by a Welsh singer ever to top the US Billboard 100

Wales Music Number 1’s

  • 1959
    Shirley Bassey – As I Love You (UK number one, January 1959)
    Watch Shirley Bassey performing As I Love You on Show Of The Week
  • 1960
    Ricky Valance – Tell Laura I Love Her (UK number one, August 1960)
    Ricky Valance – Jimmy’s Girl (number one in Austria and Scandinavia, 1960)
  • 1961
    Ricky Valance – Moving Away (number one in Austria and Scandinavia, 1961)
    Shirley Bassey – Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev’ry Mountain (UK number one, July 1961)
  • 1965
    Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual (UK number one, February 1965)
    Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running (UK number one, December 1965)
  • 1966
    Spencer Davis Group – Somebody Help Me (UK number one, March 1966)
    Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass Of Home (UK Christmas number one, November 1966)
    Watch a documentary clip about the song
  • 1968
    Tom Jones – Delilah (German and Swiss number one, February 1968)
    Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days (UK, German, Swiss and US Adult Contemporary number one, September 1968)
  • 1969
    Amen Corner – (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice (UK number one, January 1969)
  • 1970
    Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking (UK Christmas number one, November 1970)
  • 1977
    Bonnie Tyler – It’s A Heartache (French, Swedish and Norwegian number one, 1977)
  • 1980
    Steve Strange’s Visage – Fade To Grey (German and Swiss number one, November 1980)
  • 1981
    Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (UK number one, February 1981)
    Watch Shakin’ Stevens performing This Ole House on The Little And Large Show
    Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (UK number one, July 1981)
  • 1982
    Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie (UK number one, January 1982)
  • 1983
    Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (UK, US, French and Norwegian number one, February 1983)
    Watch Bonnie Tyler performing Total Eclipse Of The Heart on Top Of The Pops
    The Flying Pickets – Only You (UK Christmas number one, November 1983)
    Watch The Flying Pickets performing Only You on Top Of The Pops
  • 1985
    Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone (UK Christmas number one, December 1985)
    Watch Shakin’ Stevens performing Merry Christmas Everyone on Top Of The Pops
  • 1990
    World Party – Way Down Now (US Modern Rock chart number one, 1990)
  • 1998
    Donna Lewis – Love Him (US Dance Chart number one, 1998)
    Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (UK number one, September 1998)
  • 2000
    Manic Street Preachers – The Masses Against The Classes (UK number one, January 2000)
  • 2001
    Feeder – Buck Rogers (South African number one, January 2001)
    Watch Feeder performing Buck Rogers on Top Of The Pops
  • 2003
    Bonnie Tyler – Si Demain (Turn Around) (French number one, 2003)
  • 2004
    Lostprophets – Last Train Home (US Alternative Chart number one, April 2004)
  • 2005
    Stereophonics – Dakota (UK number one, February 2005)
  • 2008
    Duffy – Mercy (UK, French, Dutch and Swiss number one, February 2008)
    Watch Duffy performing Mercy on Later… With Jools Holland
  • 2009
    Ruth Jones, Tom Jones and Rob Brydon – Barry Islands In The Stream (UK number one, March 2009)
  • 2011
    DJ Fresh ft Sian Evans – Louder (UK number one, July 2011)

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