Six official Children in Need singles which topped the charts

Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud

Children in Need has spawned six UK number one singles. Here they are in chronological order.

1. 1997 - ‘Perfect Day’ performed by Lou Reed and a host of stars including David Bowie, Bono, Elton John, Boyzone, Heather Small, Emmylou Harris, Brett Anderson, Joan Armatrading, and Tom Jones.

2. 2000 - ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’ by S Club 7. The single sold 630,000 copies in the UK.

3. 2001 - ‘Have You Ever’ by S Club 7. The single entered the charts at No.1 and spent seven weeks in the top 10.

4. 2004 - ‘I’ll Stand By You’ by Girls Aloud. The girl group’s cover of The Pretenders hit was the band’s second No. 1 single, and spent two week in the top spot.

5. 2009 - ‘The Official BBC Children in Need Medley’ - performed by Peter Kay’s Animated All Star Band. The medley, featuring a host of famous cartoon characters, sold more than 400,000 copies.

6. 2010 - ‘Love You More’ by JLS. The song went straight to the top of the charts and was the band’s fourth No. 1 single.