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Top 10 Christmas songs of all time

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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!

5 Great music venues across Europe

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The O2 Academy Brixton, UK.

The O2 Academy Brixton is no stranger to big-name performers, so it makes sense that it is one of London’s most famed music venues. The Academy was once a cinema and theater in the 1920s, but since its re-opening in 1983 it has functioned primarily as a concert space.

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La Riviera, Spain.

La Riviera, founded in 1964, is one of Madrid’s most popular clubs. Situated on the banks of the Manzanares River, the venue is known for showcasing some of the greatest musical talent. Events at La Riviera range from music concerts and dance nights to live DJ sessions and large-scale festivals.

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Columbia Halle, Berlin.

While Berlin is crowded with nightclubs and music venues, Columbia Halle stands out from the rest. With ultra-modern designs and second-story balconies to hide away in, this venue brings out thousands of fans for Berlin events and concerts ranging from Gotye to Snoop Dogg.

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Paradiso, Amsterdam.

One of the best places to catch concerts in Amsterdam is at a beautiful 19th-century church that’s been converted into a massive venue and nightclub. Paradiso attracts some of the biggest pop, rock and electronic artists in the world.

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Sinister Noise Club.

Open since 2006, this underground club showcases emerging local and international bands. On the minuscule basement stage, you’ll see everything from live DJ sets, rock and indie to folk and alternative.

A sneak peak of our new Tour Bus

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Our new band tour bus is almost ready, here’s a sneak peak.

The Van Hool TX27 Astromega’s is one of the finest coaches available, which is the main reason for us choosing them. The interior space is second to none which allows our team of expert tradesmen to build our superb high quality nightliners.

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