Christmas Chart #4 – In Dulci Jubilo

I warned you there was more folk rock before the chart was out, and here we have a fabulous example of the art form!  Mike Oldfield is probably best known for 1973's ground breaking Tubular Bells, but here we have his 1975 double A-side In Dulci Jubilo.  The tune is infectious, and the video has …

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Christmas Chart #8 – Power of Love

A surreal one today because we have a Christmas hit with all the classic Christmas elements: Dramatic orchestral elements - check. Biblical video - check. Frankie goes to Hollywood - errrrr....... check. Yes, the band that brought us "Relax" and "Two Tribes" had a successful stab at the festive #1 slot in 1984.  They managed …

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Christmas Chart #12 – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

Now these songs aren't really festive favourites of mine, but this performance from Bing Crosby's 1977 show "Bing's Merry Olde Christmas" ensures it a place in my chart. For David Bowie this appearance on a traditional Christmas special was a chance to "normalise" his career, increasing his American fanbase.  For Bing Crosby this was one …

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