Every December we hear the same jolly music celebrating Christmas time. Some may love it and some may loathe it entirely. Nevertheless, we have a soft spot for that specific Christmas tune that we just can’t wait to play.
Now that December is upon us once again, the Christmas tunes are in full swing. Brig asked the students of Stirling what their favourite Christmas song is. Here is Brig’s top 10 Christmas tunes for 2022.
5. One More Sleep – Leona Lewis
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In last place we have “One More Sleep” by Leona Lewis. This is a fairly modern Christmas song being released on 23rd November 2013 by the British singer. It reached number 3 in the UK charts, being beat by X Factor winner Sam Bailey with “Skyscraper” and Pharell Williams’ “Happy”. Although it did not reach number one in UK charts, the song has over 93 million streamers, making it one of the most streamed Christmas songs as of 2021.
4. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
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Again in joint last place we have Mistletoe by Justin Bieber. The old heartthrob released this back in 2011 and was a great success. It was released on 17th October and reached the top 10 in Canada, Norway and Denmark while only reaching 21st place in the UK.
3.Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
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The oldest Christmas single coming in third place is Slade with Merry Xmas Everybody. The song was first released back in 1973 by the British rock band and was actually the Christmas number 1 for this year. It sold over one million copies on its first release making it the band’s best selling single. The rock and roll Christmas song is bound to raise anyone’s Christmas spirit.
2. Last Christmas – Wham!
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In second place we have Wham with “Last Christmas”. It sat at number 2 for many weeks in 1984 as it missed out on the number 1 spot in the UK. Band Aid’s tune “Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?” was number one in 1984, which lead singer George Michael also featured on.
1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
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Finally we have our students’ number one: “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues. The song, an Irish folk-style ballad, was composed as a duet between Shane MacGowan of the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. (I won’t tell the boat accident story – I’m sure everyone’s dad will have that covered). The song was released on 23rd November 1987. It is the most played Christmas song of the 21st century and really sounds like the true essence of Christmas.
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