December 13th, 2008

Blue Red

UK Christmas no1s

I love Christmas No1s and have collected them over the years on 78, vinyl and CD.

The beginning of the 70s saw the Christmas comedy song theme continue into the twee and then fun.

I was never a big fan of Benny Hill although he was very popular. I think I was an over the top child feminist at the time LOL! Also this single was quite hard to track down it took me about 4 years to find it.

At the charity radio station where I first played the Christmas no1s, People rang in and pledged to have a record played. While I was playing Long Haired Lover, someone rang up and offered us £20 to turn it off!! 

Slade are going to be forever in and out of the charts at Christmas time with this single. I think that this song has become more well known than any traditional Christmas song.

Here's the next three songs;

Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody

Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool

Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)