Monthly Archives

December 2014

Top 10 Christmas songs of all time

By | Band Bus, Christmas

pogues

 

Here’s our top 10!

 

1. “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl

“Fairytale of New York” was written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and first released as a single on 23 November 1987.

 

2. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia.

 

3. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” – Wizzard

“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” was first released in December 1973.

 

4. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song originally performed by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.

 

5. “Last Christmas” – Wham!

“Last Christmas” is a song by British pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in 1984, on a double A-side with “Everything She Wants”.

 

6. “Merry Xmas Everybody” – Slade

“Merry Xmas Everybody” is a 1973 song by the English rock band Slade.

 

7. “Wonderful Christmastime” – Paul McCartney

“Wonderful Christmastime” is a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney.

 

8. “I Believe In Father Christmas” – Greg Lake/Toyah Wilcox/Elaine Paige

“I Believe In Father Christmas” is a song by Greg Lake (most famously a member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer), with lyrics by Peter Sinfield.

 

9. “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting.

 

10. “Driving Home For Christmas” – Chris Rea

“Driving Home for Christmas” is a single written by Chris Rea and released in 1986 as a non-album single.

 

Let us know what your favourites are!