C.x (itsjustc) wrote,

65 years of UK Christmas No1s - 1978

Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord

"Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord"  is a 1978 Christmas single for Boney M. It is a cover of Harry Belafonte's 1956 hit,  (written by Jester Hairston) and put in medley with the new song "Oh My Lord" (Farian/Jay). The single topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks and became Christmas number one, spending eight weeks in the charts.

In the United States, the track reached #85 in the Billboard Hot 100, Boney M's last of four singles to chart; despite its chart position, the medley is an airplay favorite in the United States during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season on radio stations which change to temporary all-Christmas music formats.

It is now common knowlage that Boney M's voices were really only Marcia Barrett and the producer Frank Farian - while the other members in the band just mimed!
Tags: #39;s boy child, #85, 1978, boney m, mary&, oh my lord, uk christmas no1s

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