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 🎤
|1952||HERE IN MY HEART||AL MARTINO|
|1953||ANSWER ME||FRANKIE LAINE|
|1954||LET’S HAVE ANOTHER PARTY||WINIFRED ATWELL|
|1955||CHRISTMAS ALPHABET||DICKIE VALENTINE|
|1956||JUST WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN||JOHNNIE RAY|
|1957||MARY’S BOY CHILD||HARRY BELAFONTE|
|1958||IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE||CONWAY TWITTY|
|1959||WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR?||EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES|
|1960||I LOVE YOU||CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS|
|1961||MOON RIVER||DANNY WILLIAMS|
|1962||RETURN TO SENDER||ELVIS PRESLEY|
|1963||I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND||THE BEATLES|
|1964||I FEEL FINE||THE BEATLES|
|1965||DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT||THE BEATLES|
|1966||GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME||TOM JONES|
|1967||HELLO, GOODBYE||THE BEATLES|
|1968||LILY THE PINK||THE SCAFFOLD|
|1969||TWO LITTLE BOYS||ROLF HARRIS|
|1970||I HEAR YOU KNOCKING||DAVE EDMUNDS|
|1971||ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST)||BENNY HILL|
|1972||LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL||JIMMY OSMOND|
|1973||MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY||SLADE|
|1974||LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS||MUD|
|1976||WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (SOLEADO)||JOHNNY MATHIS|
|1977||MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS’ SCHOOL||WINGS|
|1978||MARY’S BOY CHILD – OH MY LORD||BONEY M|
|1979||ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)||PINK FLOYD|
|1980||THERE’S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMA||ST WINIFRED’S SCHOOL CHOIR|
|1981||DON’T YOU WANT ME||THE HUMAN LEAGUE|
|1982||SAVE YOUR LOVE||RENÉE AND RENATO|
|1983||ONLY YOU||THE FLYING PICKETS|
|1984||DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?||BAND AID|
|1985||MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE||SHAKIN’ STEVENS|
|1986||REET PETITE||JACKIE WILSON|
|1987||ALWAYS ON MY MIND||PET SHOP BOYS|
|1988||MISTLETOE AND WINE||CLIFF RICHARD|
|1989||DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?||BAND AID II|
|1990||SAVIOUR’S DAY||CLIFF RICHARD|
|1991||BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES||QUEEN|
|1992||I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU||WHITNEY HOUSTON|
|1993||MR BLOBBY||MR BLOBBY|
|1994||STAY ANOTHER DAY||EAST 17|
|1995||EARTH SONG||MICHAEL JACKSON|
|1996||2 BECOME 1||SPICE GIRLS|
|1997||TOO MUCH||SPICE GIRLS|
|1999||I HAVE A DREAM/SEASONS IN THE SUN||WESTLIFE|
|2000||CAN WE FIX IT?||BOB THE BUILDER|
|2001||SOMETHIN’ STUPID||ROBBIE WILLIAMS & NICOLE KIDMAN|
|2002||SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND||GIRLS ALOUD|
|2003||MAD WORLD||MICHAEL ANDREWS & GARY JULES|
|2004||DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?||BAND AID 20|
|2005||THAT’S MY GOAL||SHAYNE WARD|
|2006||A MOMENT LIKE THIS||LEONA LEWIS|
|2007||WHEN YOU BELIEVE||LEON JACKSON|
|2009||KILLING IN THE NAME||RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE|
|2010||WHEN WE COLLIDE||MATT CARDLE|
|2011||WHEREVER YOU ARE||MILITARY WIVES WITH GARETH MALONE|
|2012||HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER||THE JUSTICE COLLECTIVE|
|2014||SOMETHING I NEED||BEN HAENOW|
|2015||A BRIDGE OVER YOU||THE LEWISHAM & GREENWICH NHS CHOIR|
|2018||WE BUILT THIS CITY||LADBABY|
|2019||I LOVE SAUSAGE ROLLS||LADBABY|
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!
Bye for now,