Cher achieves her first top 20 in 22 years in the UK

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Cher achieves her first top 20 in 22 years in the UK

A couple of months ago, the release of ‘Christmas’, Cher’s Christmas album, with a tremendous cover, was received lukewarmly by our commentators. But whoever laughs last, laughs best, in this case she. The lead single from ‘Christmas’, an original song written for her, has exploded onto playlists and Christmas charts and has just climbed into the top 20 in the UK.

‘DJ Play a Christmas Song’, an electropop fantasy passed through Autotune, has achieved its best position in the British charts since ‘The Music’s No Good Without You’ reached number 8 in 2001. Furthermore, this means that Cher has had a top 40 for 7 consecutive decades, since last decade ‘I Hope You Find It’, a ballad from ‘Closer to the Truth’, her last studio album with original songs to date, arrived to 25th place.

This Cher single, which was presented on the Graham Norton show as you can see below, also managed to reach the top 20 in Ireland and reach the top 100 in Germany and Canada. Its international impact is less than in the United Kingdom, but at least it revitalizes Cher’s catalog to a small extent. We leave you with Cher’s history of UK singles, compiled by Buzzjack, with her 3 number 1s, in bold.

1965 01 I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)
1965 05 All I Really Want To Do
1965 11 Baby Don’t Go (Sonny & Cher)
1965 17 But You’re Mine (Sonny & Cher)
1966 13 What Now My Love (Sonny & Cher)
1966 03 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
1966 42 Have I Stayed Too Long (Sonny & Cher)
1966 43 I Feel Something In The Air
1966 04 Little Man (Sonny & Cher)
1966 32 Sunny
1966 44 Living For You (Sonny & Cher)
1967 29 The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher)
1971 04 Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves
1972 08 All I Ever Need Is You (Sonny & Cher)
1974 36 Dark Lady
1987 05 I Found Someone
1988 47 We All Sleep Alone
1989 84 After All
1989 06 If I Could Turn Back Time
1990 11 Just Like Jesse James
1990 43 Heart Of Stone
1990 55 You Wouldn’t Know Love
1990 89 Baby I’m Yours
1991 01 The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
1991 10 Love And Understanding
1991 37 Save Up All Your Tears
1991 43 Love Hurts
1992 31 Could’ve Been You
1992 33 Oh No Not My Baby
1993 37 Many Rivers To Cross
1993 72 Whenever You’re Near
1994 35 I Got You Babe (with Beavis & Butt-Head) -OST-
1995 01 Love Can Build A Bridge (Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton)
1995 11 Walking In Memphis
1996 07 One By One
1996 31 Not Enough Love In The World
1996 26 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
1998 01 Believe
1999 05 Strong Enough
1999 12 All Or Nothing
1999 21 Dov’e L’Amore
2001 08 The Music’s No Good Without You
2013 25 I Hope You Find It
2018 92 Fernando (Cher & Andy Garcia)
2023 20 DJ Play A Christmas Song

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