Christmas Chart #2 – The Christmas Song

For Christmas eve we have argueably one of the best festive tunes ever, The Christmas Song.  The BMI state that this 1944 hit, written by vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, is the most performed Christmas pop song.  The version you'll hear below was recorded by Nat King Cole in 1961, he'd previously recorded versions …

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Christmas Chart #3 – Gaudete

Just when you thought you'd escaped the British folk rock movement I've got another brilliant tune in the chart. Steeleye Span's 1974 Christmas hit Gaudete is wonderful for it's traditional a cappella performance and Maddy Prior's haunting vocals.

Christmas Chart #16 – I Believe in Father Christmas

Greg Lake's protest about the commercialisation of Christmas has become one of Britain's most popular Christmas tunes, selling millions of copies, how's that for irony? Back in 1975 "I Believe in Father Christmas" reached #2 in the UK charts, and with its stirring strings and horns it isn't hard to see why it became such …

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