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post Nov 2 2019, 03:44 PM
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Why doesn't any big artist release a big Christmas single? We have had very average mediocre releases from Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Ariana Grande in the last few years. Hardly big hit Christmas songs. It doesn't seem like they put much effort into the songs really. Surely another Christmas classic like AIWFCIY can be written. It would be a money maker each year.
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post Nov 2 2019, 04:48 PM
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Xmas songs become "big" over time, that's why. Look for Sia and Kylie for instance charting again this year.
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post Nov 2 2019, 04:50 PM
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Why does everyone always ignore Coldplay when questioning why there aren't any big new Christmas songs despite theirs being one of the most successful? Could it be that people just want a new AIWFCIY and not just a big new Christmas song? x
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post Nov 2 2019, 05:00 PM
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I think it's a bit of a redundant question because ones you've mentioned such as Kelly, Ariana and also others such as Leona and Coldplay have become big Christmas hits. You seem to have confused success with your taste? I'm not really sure what you're wanting when you can't really get a more 'Christmassy' song than 'Underneath the Tree' whether you personally like the song or not.
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post Nov 2 2019, 05:03 PM
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the Kelly Clarkson song is amazing and far from mediocre... sure they put all the effort on it,wehy they wouldn't...

I'd say it's totally the opposite of what you are saying, people are realising lately that there is a market and a lot of people are now releasing Xmas songs... even our Ed wrote that Xmas song for Matt Terry and Perfect is a sorta Xmas song in disguise...
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post Nov 2 2019, 05:13 PM
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Kelly Clarkson, Leona and Coldplay all havr big Christmas hits? One More Sleep is basicallyy AIWFCISY part 2.
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post Nov 2 2019, 05:51 PM
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'Underneath The Tree' and 'One More Sleep' are both modern day Christmas classics. The efforts by Coldplay, The Killers, Ariana Grande, Sia and Katy Perry are all a bit dull.

It's good that we do get Christmas songs coming out these days. For a long while acts had given up on releasing Christmas tracks or like the Spice Girls put a woeful cover of a classic Christmas song ('Crhristmas Wrapping which they butchered) on the B side of their big Christmas release ('Goodbye').

Going off on a tangent here I've just found out that the lyrics to the Christmas classic 'I Believe In Father Christmas' by Greg Lake (number 2 at Christmas 1975 behind 'Bohemian Rhapsody') weren't written by Greg Lake. They were in fact written by Pete Sinfield, the former King Crimson member who wrote a few songs for Bucks Fizz as well as many other acts including the brilliant 'The Land Of Make Believe' which was a number 1 in January 1982. Greg Lake wrote the music although some of the melody is based on a classical musical piece (Lieutenant Kijé by Sergei Prokofiev),
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QUOTE(Robbie @ Nov 2 2019, 06:51 PM) *
'Underneath The Tree' and 'One More Sleep' are both modern day Christmas classics. The efforts by Coldplay, The Killers, Ariana Grande, Sia and Katy Perry are all a bit dull.

It's good that we do get Christmas songs coming out these days. For a long while acts had given up on releasing Christmas tracks or like the Spice Girls put a woeful cover of a classic Christmas song ('Crhristmas Wrapping which they butchered) on the B side of their big Christmas release ('Goodbye').

Going off on a tangent here I've just found out that the lyrics to the Christmas classic 'I Believe In Father Christmas' by Greg Lake (number 2 at Christmas 1975 behind 'Bohemian Rhapsody') weren't written by Greg Lake. They were in fact written by Pete Sinfield, the former King Crimson member who wrote a few songs for Bucks Fizz as well as many other acts including the brilliant 'The Land Of Make Believe' which was a number 1 in January 1982. Greg Lake wrote the music although some of the melody is based on a classical musical piece (Lieutenant Kijé by Sergei Prokofiev),

That's what I mean. Underneath the Tree and One More Sleep are fairly good but others like Ariana Grande/Katy Perry could release a big proper Christmas single but release fairly dull mediocre songs that don't feel like big Christmas songs. Surely Ariana Grande/Katy Perry could release a big proper catchy Christmas song like Mariah Carey did.
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post Nov 2 2019, 06:05 PM
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Not all Christmas classics are big catchy pop songs tho. Arguably the biggest of them all, 'White Christmas', is pretty much the antithesis of that.

Also 'Santa Tell Me' is definitely in the same category as AIWFCIY anyway surely?? laugh.gif
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post Nov 2 2019, 06:11 PM
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I just wish artists released any songs for Christmas like they used to. The charts leading up to Christmas used to be so much fun. Streaming dictating hits has kind of killed that off but X Factor had already started it years earlier.
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post Nov 2 2019, 06:17 PM
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You can't write a modern-day Christmas classic overnight, you have to give it time to become popular. The Pogues and Mariah Carey's songs took many years after their release before they became Christmas staples. I actually think there's a lot more now than there has been before that seem to be standing the test of time and have the potential to become staples, One More Sleep is definitely one.
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post Nov 2 2019, 09:37 PM
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One more sleep is the best Christmas song in the last few years and is standing the test of time. I wonder are the killers going to give us a surprise Christmas single this year.

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post Nov 2 2019, 09:54 PM
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It wouldn't really be a 'surprise' considering they drop a Christmas single literally every year laugh.gif
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post Nov 2 2019, 09:56 PM
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To be fair, there hasn't been one since 2016. But they've said they're not releasing any more.
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post Nov 2 2019, 10:10 PM
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Oh oops. I assumed the last few just made no impact. x
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post Nov 2 2019, 10:16 PM
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post Nov 3 2019, 12:04 AM
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Yeh the Killers stopped their annual Xmas track a few years back when they released them all on Cd which I ordered off their website lol.

I think the question should be more like T Boy said - it would be great if the years biggest artists all released songs aimed at Xmas no1 again like back in the day. I can see Dance Monkey being no1 for another 4 weeks and then Mariah being no1 in December!
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post Nov 3 2019, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Nov 2 2019, 06:17 PM) *
You can't write a modern-day Christmas classic overnight, you have to give it time to become popular. The Pogues and Mariah Carey's songs took many years after their release before they became Christmas staples. I actually think there's a lot more now than there has been before that seem to be standing the test of time and have the potential to become staples, One More Sleep is definitely one.


The Pogues and Mariah both sold a lot on the year they were released too but I see your point.
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post Nov 3 2019, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Nov 3 2019, 12:04 AM) *
Yeh the Killers stopped their annual Xmas track a few years back when they released them all on Cd which I ordered off their website lol.

I think the question should be more like T Boy said - it would be great if the years biggest artists all released songs aimed at Xmas no1 again like back in the day. I can see Dance Monkey being no1 for another 4 weeks and then Mariah being no1 in December!


If Adele is releasing I imagine she’ll be Christmas Number 1 this year
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post Nov 3 2019, 01:43 AM
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I’d love it to happen but I think people will always play the ones they know over hearing a new one tbh.

I’d love to see an OG Christmas track reach #1 though.

I miss the days of Christmas number one being a big event.
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