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Hello, my lovelies. Welcome to my ninth post of the 12 Days of Blogmas 2020 festive blogging challenge. They say Music is the food for the soul so today I’m filling my post with some amazing festive songs.

But before I share those Christmas toe-tappers with you…

🎄 What is 12 DAYS OF BLOGMAS? 🎄

The 12 Days of Blogmas is an excellent choice for anyone new to the whole blogging world of Blogmas. This is my first year taking part and I wasn’t entirely sure if I’d be able to dedicate enough time to it.

For this aspect of Blogmas, blogging start on 1st December and we post daily for the first 12 days, or post every other day (which is what I decided to do).

Alternatively, some bloggers follow the 12 Days of Christmas from 25th December to 6th January in line with the Christian Church. This allows them to either rest before taking part, or follow their usual blogging schedule in the lead up to the 12 Days of Blogmas.

I worked in retail for many years. We’d get the Christmas tape or CD to play through the shop’s sound system as soon as the summer sales had been packed away. Like most people, some songs released for that coveted Christmas UK Number One spot put a smile on my face while others sent me screaming with my hands over my ears. 😉

🎤 UK Christmas Number 1 Songs since 1952 🎤

YEARTitleArtist
1952HERE IN MY HEARTAL MARTINO
1953ANSWER MEFRANKIE LAINE
1954LET’S HAVE ANOTHER PARTYWINIFRED ATWELL
1955CHRISTMAS ALPHABETDICKIE VALENTINE
1956JUST WALKIN’ IN THE RAINJOHNNIE RAY
1957MARY’S BOY CHILDHARRY BELAFONTE
1958IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVECONWAY TWITTY
1959WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR?EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES
1960I LOVE YOUCLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
1961MOON RIVERDANNY WILLIAMS
1962RETURN TO SENDERELVIS PRESLEY
1963I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HANDTHE BEATLES
1964I FEEL FINETHE BEATLES
1965DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUTTHE BEATLES
1966GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOMETOM JONES
1967HELLO, GOODBYETHE BEATLES
1968LILY THE PINKTHE SCAFFOLD
1969TWO LITTLE BOYSROLF HARRIS
1970I HEAR YOU KNOCKINGDAVE EDMUNDS
1971ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST)BENNY HILL
1972LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOLJIMMY OSMOND
1973MERRY XMAS EVERYBODYSLADE
1974LONELY THIS CHRISTMASMUD
1975BOHEMIAN RHAPSODYQUEEN
1976WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (SOLEADO)JOHNNY MATHIS
1977MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS’ SCHOOLWINGS
1978MARY’S BOY CHILD – OH MY LORDBONEY M
1979ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)PINK FLOYD
1980THERE’S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMAST WINIFRED’S SCHOOL CHOIR
1981DON’T YOU WANT METHE HUMAN LEAGUE
1982SAVE YOUR LOVERENÉE AND RENATO
1983ONLY YOUTHE FLYING PICKETS
1984DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?BAND AID
1985MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONESHAKIN’ STEVENS
1986REET PETITEJACKIE WILSON
1987ALWAYS ON MY MINDPET SHOP BOYS
1988MISTLETOE AND WINECLIFF RICHARD
1989DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?BAND AID II
1990SAVIOUR’S DAYCLIFF RICHARD
1991BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVESQUEEN
1992I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOUWHITNEY HOUSTON
1993MR BLOBBYMR BLOBBY
1994STAY ANOTHER DAYEAST 17
1995EARTH SONGMICHAEL JACKSON
19962 BECOME 1SPICE GIRLS
1997TOO MUCHSPICE GIRLS
1998GOODBYESPICE GIRLS
1999I HAVE A DREAM/SEASONS IN THE SUNWESTLIFE
2000CAN WE FIX IT?BOB THE BUILDER
2001SOMETHIN’ STUPIDROBBIE WILLIAMS & NICOLE KIDMAN
2002SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUNDGIRLS ALOUD
2003MAD WORLDMICHAEL ANDREWS & GARY JULES
2004DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?BAND AID 20
2005THAT’S MY GOALSHAYNE WARD
2006A MOMENT LIKE THISLEONA LEWIS
2007WHEN YOU BELIEVELEON JACKSON
2008HALLELUJAHALEXANDRA BURKE
2009KILLING IN THE NAMERAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
2010WHEN WE COLLIDEMATT CARDLE
2011WHEREVER YOU AREMILITARY WIVES WITH GARETH MALONE
2012HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHERTHE JUSTICE COLLECTIVE
2013SKYSCRAPERSAM BAILEY
2014SOMETHING I NEEDBEN HAENOW
2015A BRIDGE OVER YOUTHE LEWISHAM & GREENWICH NHS CHOIR
2016ROCKABYECLEAN BANDIT
2017PERFECTED SHEERAN
2018WE BUILT THIS CITYLADBABY
2019I LOVE SAUSAGE ROLLSLADBABY
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Which song was on the top spot in the year you were born? I had Benny Hill! 😂 🤣 😂 Lol!

Ok, so on to my picks from the Christmas smorgasbord of music for the holiday season.

🎶 12 Amazing Festive Songs to get you in the holiday spirit 🎶

🎶🎵“The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)” by Bing Crosby & David Bowie

🎵 “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

🎵 “Last Christmas” by Wham!

🎵 “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

🎵 “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé

🎶🎵“Please Come Home For Christmas” by Jon Bon Jovi

🎶🎵“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen

🎵 “On Midwinter’s Day” by Damh The Bard

🎶🎵“Thank God it’s Christmas” by Queen

🎶🎵“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard

🎶🎵“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl)

🎶🎵“Winter Wonderland” by Ella Fitzgerald

And to finish, I thought I’d give you a compilation that included some more up-to-date tunes. 😉

I hope you enjoyed my selection – I think they’re amazing festive songs! Did I miss any of your favourite tunes? Which holiday hits would be on your playlist?

Are you taking part in Blogmas? Let me know! Drop your link below so that I can read your latest post. Don’t forget to visit Katie’s #ChristmasWithKtkinness for more festive blog posts and Christmas cheer!

Before you go, check out my previous Blogmas posts.

Let the Christmas fun continue!

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Bye for now,

Flora x

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(2) Comments

  1. I’ve never been a big fan of christmas songs. In stores they’re fun but on my own time it’s not the kind of music I choose to listen to. Though out of all the songs you mentioned the only one that stands out is Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas. Great post!

    1. Thanks Mikky. I don’t play specific Xmas tunes either, but at this time of the year they’re everywhere! Ha!Ha! Radio, shops and as background for all the Christmas Specials on air.

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