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post Dec 7 2014, 05:38 PM
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We see the same old songs every year, but as per the thread title?
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post Dec 7 2014, 05:40 PM
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Leona Lewis-One More Sleep

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post Dec 7 2014, 05:55 PM
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I can't think of one since The Darkness.

Unless you count Band Aid.
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post Dec 7 2014, 05:55 PM
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Coldplay - Christmas Lights.
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post Dec 7 2014, 05:57 PM
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Probably Leona?
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post Dec 7 2014, 05:59 PM
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Leona was the last original Christmas song to chart very highly, but it wasn't as successful as The Darkness/Band Aid 20 in terms of chart run/sales.

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post Dec 7 2014, 06:01 PM
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It was the Darkness in 2003, didn't that sell 200,000 copies in its first week?
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post Dec 7 2014, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE(frosTthesnowBoy @ Dec 7 2014, 06:40 PM) *
Leona Lewis-One More Sleep

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This.

Before that, Christmas Lights.

Before that, Christmas Time (Dinet Leet The Bells Eeeynd)

OOh, will go listen 2 dat nar.
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post Dec 7 2014, 06:29 PM
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I also liked Kelly Clarkson's Underneath the Tree too wub.gif
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post Dec 7 2014, 06:52 PM
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The last one would probably be Leona. Sadly it isn't getting the same support it had last year, which is a shame, but I suppose there is still plenty of time.
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post Dec 7 2014, 06:55 PM
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The last one to have an iconic status or was a worldwide smash must be 'All I Want for Christmas is You'! ohmy.gif
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post Dec 7 2014, 08:40 PM
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post Dec 7 2014, 08:58 PM
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post Dec 7 2014, 11:53 PM
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Last proper 100% everyone-knows classic: Mariah in 1994, and even that only really kicked off in the download era.

Last major festive hit the majority will know: The Darkness, 2003, but in airplay terms it's still not up there with the usual suspects.

Coldplay and Leona, time will tell. Both get a bit of airplay but don't seem established enough yet.
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:38 AM
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:45 AM
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Leona Lewis. It spent two weeks at #3 last year and a while at #1 on iTunes. In the USA, maybe Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath The Tree".
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:50 AM
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Leona's. Sadly sales were lower last December than when The Darkness released that song. It was #1 on Airplay, #1 on iTunes and spent 2 weeks in the UK top 3 over Christmas.

I wouldn't say Coldplay's 'Christmas Lights' was much more than a minor hit to be honest, as much as I like it.
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post Dec 8 2014, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE(Dmdr @ Dec 7 2014, 06:52 PM) *
The last one would probably be Leona. Sadly it isn't getting the same support it had last year, which is a shame, but I suppose there is still plenty of time.


....same could probably have been said of "All I want for Christmas is you" in the 96-99 period : (or fairy tale of New York from 88 to mid 90s) - takes a long time to know what's really a classic and what isn't
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post Dec 8 2014, 11:00 AM
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I think Love Actually boosted 'All I Want For Christmas Is You''s popularity quite a bit in the UK back in 2003.
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post Dec 8 2014, 12:38 PM
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I think Christmas Lights will go on to be a festive classic due to the status of the band that made it. Its also great and the chart position would have been higher had it not been released on a wednesday!
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