Favourite Christmas Songs Ever!
From Wizzard to Slade, East 17 to Mariah Carey and everything in between, we all have a favourite Christmas song. It could be an old fashioned carrol which we had to sing at School, Silent Night rings a bell, and O Come All Ye Faithful is definitely up there, but what is your favourite song at Christmas time?
Some of us pretend we don't like them, but we actually do! And even if you don't, you better get used to them, because it's Christmas time, and there's no getting away from them. There's some which are sad, some are cheerful and plenty which get the party started! Here's our favourites!
Top 10 Christmas Songs
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
What an amazing track from Wizzard, one of the best British glam rock bands of the 70s. Released in December 1973, it went up against Slade and lost, and actually only made it to number 4. Still, it's a classic, and probably the best known and loved number 4 track ever!
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
People think that this song is called "So here it is Merry Christmas" since that is the chorus line of the track, but it's actually called Merry Christmas Everybody. It contains some of the best lyrics in any pop song ever, such as "Does you granny always tell you, that the old songs are the best. Then she's up and rock and rolling with the rest". And how can we forget the line: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!! As we already mentioned, Slade beat Wizzard to the number 1 spot for Christmas in 1973.
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
One of the more recent pop hits for Christmas, Mariah Carey's track came out in 1994 and is still loved today. The high notes and catchy melody is matched with some lyrics which are easy to sing along to which is a must for any Christmas tune.
East 17 - Stay Another Day
As luck would have it 1994 was another big year for Christmas songs, Stay Another Day made it's mark on the world, and will forever by a classic. It was the work of East 17, written by Tony Mortimer of the band, and went to number one in the chart. Also them jackets in the video...NEED!! ;)
The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairytale Of New York
Fairytale Of New York was released in 1988 and has always been one of the most popular Christmas songs since then. Written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan it's an Irish-folk style ballad, where MacGowan duets with McColl and to many, this is the best ever Christmas song.
Wham - Last Christmas
Another slow, soft style ballad, Last Christmas from Wham! is sung by George Michael and was released in 1985. Like so many great Christmas songs, it also did not make it to number one, but has lived on to remain a favourite of so many.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town has been recorded by so many artists! Step up Bruce Springsteen, Bing Crosby, The Beach Boys and The Pointer Sisters to name but a few. You will of heard the song in one variation or another, and has been around since the mid 30's.
Band Aid - Do You Know It's Christmas?
Performed by megastars of the day, Do They Know It's Christmas was Band Aid, in response to the famine in Ethiopia. It has artists such as Bono, Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, and more, it was the who's who of rock and roll in 1984. It's been covered and re-recorded a few times, so the world does indeed know it's Christmas time.
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
We couldn't write a Christmas song list and not include Boney M at least once. Mary's Boy Child is actually a cover, but synonymous with Boney M and Christmas time. It was a monster hit and went to number one in 1978, and is still played at Christmas parties today.
Shakin Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Finally in this short-list of Top 10 Christmas songs we have to put in good old Shakin' Stevens with Merry Christmas Everyone. It's a jolly up beat song which will have you smiling if not singing and clapping along.
What have we forgot?
There's so many Christmas songs which have not made the list! How about "Lonely This Christmas" from Mud? Such a classic, and we loved THAT video from Top Of The Pops. What about the Mean Girls version of Jingle Bell Rock with Lindsay Lohan, and no Sir Cliff Richard with his Mistletoe And Wine? That's terrible! ;)
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