If you are a fan of UK music, you might be interested in the number one songs in the United Kingdom in the year 2001. There were 31 different songs that topped the charts that year, from pop to rock to dance. You can listen to them all on Spotify, where we have created a playlist for you. You can also watch the music videos of these songs on our website, where we have embedded them for your convenience.
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Top 10 Number-one singles 2001
The year 2001 had many popular songs making it to the UK singles chart, some of which are still remembered. Here are some highlights from the top 10 number one singles in the United Kingdom in 2001, which earned their spot on the Official Charts Company:
“Love Don’t Cost a Thing” by Jennifer Lopez
“Love Don’t Cost a Thing” is a pop and R&B song by Jennifer Lopez. It was the first single from her second album J.Lo (2001). The song was released on November 20, 2000 by Epic Records. It reached number one in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It also became her first song to top the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in the United States.
“Whole Again” by Atomic Kitten
“Whole Again is the first number one for the girl group, who had a line-up change when Kerry Katona left and was replaced by Jenny Frost. It was one of the longest-running number ones of 2001, staying at the top for four weeks in February and March.
“Uptown Girl by Westlife
This pop song is a cover of the 1983 hit by Billy Joel, and is recorded as the official single for Children in Need 2001. It was the ninth number one for the Irish boy band, who also had another chart-topper later in the year with Queen of My Heart. Uptown Girl reached number one in March.
Top 10 Best-selling singles of 2001
- It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
- Pure and Simple – Hear’Say
- Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
- Whole Again – Atomic Kitten
- Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh) – DJ Ötzi
- Uptown Girl – Westlife
- Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7
- Angel – Shaggy featuring Rayvon
- Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
- Because I Got High – Afroman
“It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy featuring Rikrok
This reggae song that tells the story of a man who denies cheating on his girlfriend, even though she caught him in the act. The song is released in 2000 as the first single from Shaggy’s fifth studio album, Hot Shot. It became a huge hit worldwide, reaching number one in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. It was the best selling single of 2001 in the UK, with over 1.15 million copies sold that year.
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List of #1 Songs of the UK in 2001
|#||Title - Artist||Week #1|
|1||Touch Me - Rui da Silva featuring Cassandra||1|
|2||Love Don't Cost a Thing - Jennifer Lopez||1|
|3||Rollin' - Limp Bizkit||2|
|4||Whole Again - Atomic Kitten||4|
|5||It Wasn't Me † - Shaggy featuring RikRok||1|
|6||Uptown Girl - Westlife||1|
|7||Pure and Simple - Hear'Say||3|
|8||What Took You So Long? - Emma Bunton||2|
|9||Survivor - Destiny's Child||1|
|10||Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7||1|
|11||It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell||2|
|12||Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7||1|
|13||Do You Really Like It? - DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies||1|
|14||Angel - Shaggy featuring Rayvon||3|
|15||Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink||1|
|16||The Way to Your Love - Hear'Say||1|
|17||Another Chance - Roger Sanchez||1|
|18||Eternity / The Road to Mandalay - Robbie Williams||2|
|19||Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten||2|
|20||21 Seconds - So Solid Crew||1|
|21||Let's Dance - Five||2|
|22||Too Close - Blue||1|
|23||Mambo No. 5 - Bob the Builder||1|
|24||Hey Baby - DJ Ötzi||1|
|25||Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue||4|
|26||Because I Got High - Afroman||3|
|27||Queen of My Heart - Westlife||1|
|28||If You Come Back - Blue||1|
|29||Have You Ever - S Club 7||1|
|30||Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield||2|
|31||Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman||3|
Spotify Playlist Number One Singles 2001
Musicvideo’s Number One Singles 2001
The year 2001 was a diverse and dynamic one for the British music charts, with no fewer than 31 different singles reaching the No. 1 position. Some of that year’s most memorable hits include Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel,” Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head“, and Westlife’s “Uptown Girl.”
The British music charts in 2001 reflected a variety of genres, styles and tastes, and showcased some of the best talent on the British and international music scene.