How well do you remember all The X Factor winners’ singles?

There have been a lot!

The X Factor

by Anna Sky Hulton |

The X Factor has been through all manner of transformations. From one-on-one auditions with Sharon, Simon and Louis to packed venues and 'holistic vocal coaches'.

The latest incarnation was The X Factor: Celebrity, which saw Megan McKenna take the crown in 2019.

In honour of the strangest/greatest talent show on telly, we thought we'd look at all of the winners' singles from the show's fifteen-year history.

We go right back to the FIRST EVER winner of The X Factor, Steve Brookstein, with his cover of 'Against All Odds', up to 2018's Dalton Harris.

Now take a look at all of The X Factor winners' singles from 2004 to 2017:


The X Factor winners' singles

Steve Brookstein - 'Against All Odds'
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Steve Brookstein's winning single debuted at Number 2 in the UK charts behind Band Aid 20's 'Do They Know It's Christmas', the following week it went to Number 1.

Shayne Ward - 'That's My Goal'
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Shayne Ward was the second winner of the competition and released an original song - whereas most winners released the covers. 'That's My Goal' became the fastest-selling song of 2005!

Leona Lewis - 'A Moment Like This'
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According to reports, 1 million copies of the single were pre-ordered by stores and it was downloaded 50,000 times within 30 minutes of being available online! It reached Number 1 in both the UK singles and download charts.

Leon Jackson - 'When You Believe'
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The single was another successful winners' single getting to Number 1 in the UK and becoming a Christmas Number 1.

Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
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Alexandra's 'Hallelujah' became a Christmas Number 1 for the fifth X Factor winner.

Joe McElderry - 'The Climb'
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After winning the competition, Joe McElderry's version of 'The Climb' went to Number 1 in the UK. The song was a cover of the Miley Cyrus song which was also released in the same year and featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Matt Cardle - 'When We Collide'
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Matt Cardle won the seventh series of The X Factor and released his cover of 'When We Collide' (original title - 'Many of Horror'). The song reached Number 1 in the UK and became the second bestselling single of 2010.

Little Mix - 'Cannonball'
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They might be releasing Number 1 songs here, there and everywhere, but back in 2011 Little Mix won The X Factor and released 'Cannonball'. Unlike past winner's singles, the song wasn't released during the week of the popular Christmas Number 1 battle. The song debuted at Number 1 becoming the fastest-selling single of the year.

James Arthur - 'Impossible'
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James Arthur's cover of 'Impossible' was released immediately after he won the ninth series of The X Factor. The single became the fastest-selling winning single from The X Factor!

Sam Bailey - 'Skyscraper'
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'Skyscraper', originally sung by Demi Lovato was released by 2013's X Factor winner, Sam Bailey. The song became a Christmas Number 1 with all proceeds from the single going to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Together for Short Lives.

Ben Haenow - 'Something I Need'
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Once again The X Factor winner hit the top spot for Christmas in 2014.

Louisa Johnson - 'Forever Young'
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Louisa Johnson released her version of 'Forever Young' however, unlike many of the previous winners' singles it didn't make the top spot, only reaching Number 9 in the UK.

Matt Terry - 'When Christmas Comes Around'
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Written by none-other than Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, 'When Christmas Comes Around' was The X Factor's second ever original song to be released as the winner's single. It debuted at Number 3 in the UK.

Rak-Su - 'Dimelo'
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'Dimelo' was yet another original single to be released as an X Factor winners' single. It reached Number 2 in the UK, being kept off the top spot by Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect'.

Dalton Harris - 'The Power of Love'
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This year Dalton Harris won the show with his James Arthur duet The Power of Love. Speaking to heat about his reaction to his name being announced, he said: "I blacked out; I’m being honest. I blacked out. Anthony was third and he did his roll thing. I was like ‘cool.’ Then I heard ‘and the winner is…Dalton.’ Then my ears stopped working and [my face] was on fire and I don’t remember anything.

"I remember faces and [I woke up in] Louis’ dressing room. James Arthur gave me this [brooch], then I had to leave to go to the hotel. I went and said ‘thank you,’ then I met my adopted dad and friends that had come. Then I went to bed."

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