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63 UK Christmas No.1s - 1985

Shakin Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
1985


"Merry Christmas Everyone" is a popular festive song by the Welsh singer-songwriter Shakin' Stevens.

Written by Bob Heatlie and produced by Dave Edmunds, this was Shakin' Stevens fourth, number one on the UK Singles Chart. Originally it was to be released in 1984, but was postponed a year so it would not clash with Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas".

It was finally released in early December 1985 and was the Christmas number one for that year. Ever since it has been included on many top-selling Christmas collections and received airplay every Christmas. In 2007, the song re-entered the UK top 30 and reached number 22 on the Christmas chart. This was because downloads now make up the UK Singles Chart; in past years this would have been impossible unless there was a physical re-release of the song. From 2007 to 2011, the song charted in the UK at peak positions 22, 36, 49, 47, and 42 respectively.

Tags: 1985, merry christmas everyone, shakin stevens, uk christmas no1s
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