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post Dec 24 2020, 05:33 PM
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A discussion in the Spotify thread about what songs will hold up in the chart after December has made me think what songs have charted or peaked after decembers main holiday?

It’s not too strict but there’s been a few notables who charted into January when they were released for a Christmas impact. Any else you can think of let me know.

Il go with David Essex ‘A Winters Tale’ which was released 2 weeks before Christmas in 1982 and although easily in the top 10 for the day itself at number 7 it went from strength to strength in January and ended up peaking at number two on 15th January 1983!




Entered the Chart 11/12/1982 - 65-30-7-7-3-{2}-6-15-29-44->10 Weeks
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post Dec 24 2020, 05:54 PM
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Not strictly a Christmas song but actually sounds very Christmassy to me with the production and the lyrics 'a season's wish will come true', entered the top 40 on the Christmas chart 1981 and peaked in the chart in January 1982.


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post Dec 24 2020, 06:12 PM
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that Frozen song about snowmen peaked in April iirc laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2020, 06:17 PM
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Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif

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post Dec 24 2020, 06:22 PM
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Love Unlimited - It May Be Winter Outside (peaked at #11 in Feb 1975)

Technically, John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War Is Over) peaked at #2 in a chart week beginning in January 1981, but that had more to do with (a) his recent death and (b) the previous chart week being a repeat of the one before - I think someone mentioned before that he probably would have been #1 that week if a chart had been compiled.
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post Dec 24 2020, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE(Road Salt Mixer @ Dec 24 2020, 06:17 PM) *
Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif


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post Dec 24 2020, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(Road Salt Mixer @ Dec 24 2020, 08:17 PM) *
Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif


Little Mix references 'Christmas Day came early' on Move which peaked in November 2013.

Kiss Me by Stephen Tin Tin Duffy references 'callers though they were Christmas Eve', peaked in March 1985.
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post Dec 24 2020, 06:51 PM
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There are dozens, possibly hundreds, of songs which casually mention "Christmas" in the lyrics, doesn't really make them Christmas songs though.

Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace became his only fully solo #1 in January 1984, it's appeared on a few Christmas compilations at least.
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post Dec 24 2020, 08:05 PM
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'Moving To New York' by The Wombats references Christmas but didn't enter the charts until January 2008...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X3hDrlc5I4

Edit: though of course the song isn't about Christmas. I've just read the title of the thread!


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post Dec 24 2020, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE(Road Salt Mixer @ Dec 24 2020, 06:17 PM) *
Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif


PJ & Duncan's Eternal Love references Christmas Eve smile.gif

It also sprang to mind as it was on TOTP the first week of January '95 but it did actually peak in December.

I also thought of when Fairytale Of New York was on TOTP in January '92 but that reissue actually peaked on the chart revealed 29th December

What about Band Aid 30? Does that count since it spent 1 week at number 1 from 29 Nov 2014?
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post Dec 24 2020, 08:13 PM
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'Not Afraid' by Eminem mentioned Christmas.
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post Dec 24 2020, 08:14 PM
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Eminem's 'Mockingbird', which charted in May of 2005, has a whole section about Christmas
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It's funny, I remember back one year when Daddy had no money
Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up and stuck 'em under the tree
And said some of 'em were from me 'cause Daddy couldn't buy 'em
I'll never forget that Christmas, I sat up the whole night cryin'
but I've never seen anyone call it a Christmas song tongue.gif
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post Dec 24 2020, 08:22 PM
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Pipes of Peace?
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post Dec 24 2020, 08:58 PM
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I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas by The Goons a top 10 hit in July one year.

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post Dec 24 2020, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE(AcerBen @ Dec 24 2020, 08:10 PM) *
What about Band Aid 30? Does that count since it spent 1 week at number 1 from 29 Nov 2014?

I think so. The CD came out a few weeks later but it only went back up to #3. Incidentally on the week it debuted, the original Band Aid re-entered at #61, which I think is the only time this century that it's been higher in the chart than Mariah (#68 that week).
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post Dec 24 2020, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE(Road Salt Mixer @ Dec 24 2020, 06:17 PM) *
Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif


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post Dec 24 2020, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE(Road Salt Mixer @ Dec 24 2020, 06:17 PM) *
Sort of connected to this topic but Athlete's Wires references 'Christmas lights' in the lyrics and peaked in January 2005 on its first week in the chart. I wonder is it the only UK chart hit that references Christmas but isn't a Christmas song? unsure.gif

A fun fact about Athlete is that the lead singer co-wrote Shotgun with George Ezra. Hope he got a good payday out of that!
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post Dec 24 2020, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE(jimwatts @ Dec 24 2020, 06:51 PM) *
There are dozens, possibly hundreds, of songs which casually mention "Christmas" in the lyrics, doesn't really make them Christmas songs though.

Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace became his only fully solo #1 in January 1984, it's appeared on a few Christmas compilations at least.

That was going to be my answer as I've already written about it in tomorrow's chart commentary laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2020, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE(FestiveOdyssey @ Dec 24 2020, 10:27 PM) *
A fun fact about Athlete is that the lead singer co-wrote Shotgun with George Ezra. Hope he got a good payday out of that!


Joel Pott is a great songwriter, I actually think he's worked with Ezra since day 1 and cowritten all of his songs since Budapest
Wires is one of the best indie songs ever, very sad subject (her daughter) but great song
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QUOTE(Bjork @ Dec 24 2020, 10:13 PM) *
Joel Pott is a great songwriter, I actually think he's worked with Ezra since day 1 and cowritten all of his songs since Budapest
Wires is one of the best indie songs ever, very sad subject (her daughter) but great song

Oh what a discography he has! Interestingly he co-wrote every song on Staying at Tamara's other than Paradise (which was solely Ezra)
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