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JulianT
post Dec 25 2020, 02:51 PM
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Anyone else listening to this instead of the Christmas chart? I decided it would actually be more interesting given that I roughly know what the official chart will look like! biggrin.gif

Apparently it includes all plays in shops and pubs as well as on the radio since 1/1/2000 - no idea how they estimate that! The definition of ďChristmas songĒ evidently includes anything that happened to be out at Christmas. Anyway itís a chart and itís a bit different so Iím enjoying it. Iíll post it after the programme.
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post Dec 25 2020, 02:53 PM
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That does sound like a cool chart, it is annoying itís on at the same time as the official chart though 🤣🤣

I guess thereís BBC Sounds 😛
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post Dec 25 2020, 02:55 PM
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Any plays in pubs, restaurants etc. should be registered with the PRS to generate royalty payments. I assume they are using that to calculate their figures.
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post Dec 25 2020, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE(Jingle Jules @ Dec 25 2020, 02:51 PM) *
Anyone else listening to this instead of the Christmas chart? I decided it would actually be more interesting given that I roughly know what the official chart will look like! biggrin.gif

Apparently it includes all plays in shops and pubs as well as on the radio since 1/1/2000 - no idea how they estimate that! The definition of ďChristmas songĒ evidently includes anything that happened to be out at Christmas. Anyway itís a chart and itís a bit different so Iím enjoying it. Iíll post it after the programme.


Will turn over to this at 4 after the chart. In fact may do so now.


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post Dec 25 2020, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE(TomHo @ Dec 25 2020, 02:53 PM) *
That does sound like a cool chart, it is annoying itís on at the same time as the official chart though 🤣🤣

I guess thereís BBC Sounds 😛



Yeah why didn't they think and put it on 4-7 and let Gary have his dinner. biggrin.gif I believe he's live today.
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post Dec 25 2020, 03:27 PM
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Have it recording!
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post Dec 25 2020, 07:56 PM
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40 Darlene Love - Winter Wonderland
39 Darlene Love - All Alone on Christmas
38 Crystals - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
37 Michael Bublť - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
36 Bon Jovi - Please Come Home for Christmas
35 Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
34 Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
33 Gabrielle Aplin - The Power of Love
32 Coldplay - Christmas Lights
31 Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby
30 Kelly Clarkson - Underneath the Tree
29 Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
28 Mud - Lonely This Christmas
27 David Essex - A Winterís Tale
26 Dean Martin - Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
25 Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
24 Darkness - Christmas Time (Donít Let the Bells End)
23 Leona Lewis - One More Sleep
22 Andy Williams - Itís the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
21 Gabriella Cilmi - Warm this Winter
20 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - The Power of Love
19 Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
18 Brenda Lee - Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
17 Queen - Thank God itís Christmas
16 Pretenders - 2000 Miles
15 Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
14 Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas
13 East 17 - Stay Another Day
12 Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry
11 Paul McArtney - Wonderful Christmastime
10 John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
9 Band Aid - Do they Know itís Christmas?
8 Elton John - Step into Christmas
7 Shakiní Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
6 Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
5 Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas
4 Wizzard - I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday
3 Wham! - Last Christmas
2 Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You
1 The Pogues / Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
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post Dec 25 2020, 08:16 PM
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Incredible to see Chris Rea and Elton to high!
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post Dec 25 2020, 08:35 PM
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The top 3 were so predictable.
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post Dec 25 2020, 08:37 PM
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A little story that Gary told. The compiler in charge of the first few Now albums had to fight the bosses to include Stop The Cavalry on the very first Now Christmas as they said it wasn't a Christmas song and shouldn't be included.

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post Dec 25 2020, 09:34 PM
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No big surprises in the Top 10 but great to see the Pogues at the top.

Further down there are some real oddities though. A forgotten 2008 top 30 hit by Gabriella Cilmi placing well. Two versions of the Power of Love appearing even though it isnít really a song that people choose to stream at Christmas.

On the other hand the most streamed Christmas song not to make the list is Santa Tell Me. I guess thatís not too surprising as itís become more popular relatively recently and probably has a younger audience on average.
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post Dec 25 2020, 11:54 PM
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Spice Girls and Lily Allen Christmas?
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post Dec 25 2020, 11:57 PM
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I would say they are, only ever appear in the top 50 airplay in December each year!
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post Dec 26 2020, 01:22 AM
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Not surprised that Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and Leona Lewis arenít in that list. BBC Radio 2 usually caters to older people.
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post Dec 26 2020, 08:14 AM
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QUOTE(daniellovesmusic @ Dec 26 2020, 01:22 AM) *
Not surprised that Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and Leona Lewis arenít in that list. BBC Radio 2 usually caters to older people.

I guess the fact those songs have only been available since 2013 gave them less time to rack up airplay which I imagine made a big difference to this chart. Gabriella Cilmi being the top song released this century is a surprise still, though I do admittedly hear it a lot this time of year.
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post Dec 26 2020, 08:18 AM
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Crazy that the biggest Bublť hit is not there.
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post Dec 26 2020, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(daniellovesmusic @ Dec 26 2020, 03:22 AM) *
Not surprised that Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and Leona Lewis arenít in that list. BBC Radio 2 usually caters to older people.


But Kelly and Leona are?
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post Dec 26 2020, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE(Christmasteve201 @ Dec 26 2020, 12:57 AM) *
I would say they are, only ever appear in the top 50 airplay in December each year!


They are. Kelly’s at 30 and Leona is at 23.


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post Dec 26 2020, 01:21 PM
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Itís got nothing to with Radio 2 - itís all Christmas songs played across all platforms since 2000
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post Dec 26 2020, 01:22 PM
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The Queen one is a bit of a shock
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