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All the UK number one hits of 2017 ranked from worst to best
There were only 15 number one hits this year (Picture: Getty, WireImage)

It’s fair to say that 2017 hasn’t been a particularly interesting year for UK number ones.

Only 15 songs made it all the way to pole position (compared to 38 in 2014) – one of which spent a whopping 14 weeks there – and just 12 lead artists have achieved the feat.

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But while the advent of streaming has pretty much killed the excitement of the charts, there have still been several great songs to reach the top spot (along with a few duds too).

As we near the end of the year, here’s a countdown of all the number one hits of the past 12 months from worst to best.

15. Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes

It’s easy to forget now that Sam Smith started out voicing Disclosure’s club classic Latch and Naughty Boy’s two-step throwback La La La.

But since launching his solo career proper, he’s dealt almost entirely in the kind of interminably bland sub-Adele piano ballads that appear destined to clog up Heart FM for eternity.

Sadly and unfathomably, the success of Too Good At Goodbyes proved that the British public still can’t get enough of his unintelligible warbling.

14. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar

Easily the most baffling number one of the year.

Post Malone hadn’t even had a UK Top 20 hit before, yet somehow spent four weeks at the top with an unremarkable slice of stoner hip-hop devoid of any hooks or charm.

13. Artists for Grenfell – Bridge Over Troubled Water