River by Ellie Goulding was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, January 2, 2020 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "River" is a Christmas folk song by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. Although never released as a single, it holds second place among Mitchell's songs most recorded by other artists. On 27 December 2019, a version of the song by Ellie Goulding reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it the last number-one song of the decade. The single was not released onto most common download or streaming platforms, and only available through Amazon Music and YouTube. Music industry analysts noted that it reached the top of the charts primarily on the back of passive "lean back" streams; Amazon added the song to their Christmas playlists, meaning that "River" was played whenever someone asked an Amazon Alexa smart speaker to play Christmas songs.

River FAQs

Who sang River?

River was performed by Ellie Goulding

What year did River get to the UK number 1 spot?

River first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, January 2, 2020

How long was River at number 1 in the UK?

River spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.