This is the prestigious Scottish company West Lothian star Lewis Capaldi is keeping after claiming American number one

Can you name the other Scots to hit the top spot over the pond?

Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 7:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 8:08 am

West Lothian superstar Lewis Capldi took to social media to celebrate his famous US number one with hit single Somebody You Love - and he follows a prestigious list of fellow Scots to claim the top spot of over the pond.

The singer celebrated the news by sharing various America-themed images on both Instagram and Twitter.The pictures show the Bathgate star with his face painted in the stars and stripes of the US flag, while his Twitter post shows him wearing a t-shirt referring to himself as 'Lewis Capaldi - America's Sweetheart.'

The 23-year-old storming of the US charts followed a coast-to-coast charm offensive on radio and television that saw him amuse and entertain audiences across North America.

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The singer celebrated the news by sharing various America-themed images on both Instagram and Twitter.

He is only the ninth Scot ever to reach the pinnacle in the States and follows in the tracks of some global stars.

The last was Dumfries-shire DJ and producer Calvin Harris who topped the charts in November 2011 paired up with Rihanna and We Found Love.

The list of famous Scots to claim a Billboard Hot 100 number one starts in September 1966 when Donovan – aka Donovan Leitch – claimed the top spot with Sunshine Superman.

Donovan as followed by fellow Glaswegian Lulu in October 1967 with the title song from the movie she starred in with Sidney Potier, To Sir with Love.

Lewis Capaldi celebrated his hit in America by painting his face with the famous stars and stripes

Four years later, in October 1972, Celtic superfan Rod Stewart – whose family hail from Scotland – hit number one with the double-A-side singles Maggie May/Reason to Believe.

Crooner Rod’s hit was followed in February 1975 by the Average White Band hit Pick Up the Pieces, which is still played to this day.

Months later, in January 1976, Edinburgh’s finest – the Bay City Rollers – took the prized number one spot with Saturday Night, followed five years later in May 1981 with Sheena Easton’s Morning Train (Nine to Five).

Ellon’s Annie Lennox and Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart’s hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) were number one in September 1983 while Simple Minds also took the prized spot with Don’t You Forget About Me in May 1985 after it was the title song in hit teen movie The Breakfast Club.

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