Christmas Compendium Track 2:

Peak UK Chart Position: #1 in December 2002.
Christmas Chart Position: #6

Six singles came from Bedingfield’s debut album, five of which went top ten and three of which hit the top spot. “Gotta Get Thru This” started it all off, a simple garage-based track that demonstrated the excellence of his voice, managing three weeks at the top in two separate runs either side of Christmas the previous year. “If You’re Not The One” took him into ballad territory, as did his other subsequent number one “Never Gonna Leave Your Side”.

Quick facts:

  • It was the 25th best selling single of 2002.
  • The Radio 1 chart which announced Bedingfield at the top on this day in 2002 was, for the one and only time, hosted by Chris Moyles.
  • The Christmas number one battle for 2002 was ultimately between the finalists on ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, which Girls Aloud won.
  • The single topped the charts with sales of 74.500.

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