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65 years of UK Christmas No1s - 1955

Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet
1955


"Christmas Alphabet" is a 1955 Christmas song, which became a No.1 hit in the UK Singles Chart for the singer Dickie Valentine. It was written by Buddy Kaye and Jules Loman, and produced by Dick Rowe. It first entered the UK chart on 25 November 1955, where it spent seven weeks. Three of those were at No.1.

It is also the first Christmas chart topper that is actually about Christmas, a trend that would continue off and on over the next several decades.



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This is the only record I don't actually have in my collection, as it seems to have been released as a track on an EP of four(?) songs and wasn't actually released seperately. When I last saw the EP for sale at a record fair it was £69! I have an MP3 recording of the song which is fine for just listening to the music, but one day I hope I can own a physical copy of the EP so I can finally complete my collection!
Tags: 1955, christmas alphabet, dickie valentine, uk christmas no1s
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