65. I Have Forgiven Jesus – Morrissey
The merits of the actual song aside, this gave me additional pleasure for three reasons:
1. It was Morrissey’s fourth top ten single this year, giving him his best run of UK singles success since 1989.
2. This meant that a song called “I Have Forgiven Jesus” was in the Top 10 during the week leading up to Christmas. Conceptually, I approve.
3. It beat Cliff Richard’s Christmas single by two places! Ha ha ha!