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- Mariah Carey – All I Need For Christmas Is You – 20%
- The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – 20%
- Band Help – Do They Know It’s Christmas – 12%
- Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine – 10%
- East 17 – Keep One other Day – 9%
- Wham! – Final Christmas – 8%
- Paul McCartney – Fantastic Christmastime – 4%
- Slade – Merry Christmas All people – 3%
- Jackson 5 – I Noticed Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 3%
- Jona Lewie – Cease The Cavalry – 2%
- Wizzard – I Want It Might Be Christmas On a regular basis – 2%
- Chris Rea – Driving Dwelling For Christmas – 2%
- Bing Crosby and David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy – 2%
- Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree – 1%
- Darlene Love – Christmas (Child Please Come Dwelling) – 1%
- Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock – 1%
- Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everybody – 0%
- Andy Williams – It’s The Most Fantastic Time Of The 12 months – 0%
The folks have spoken
Mariah Carey and The Pogues have been voted as having the most overrated Christmas songs of all time – and who’re we to argue?
The voters have had their say, dubbing All I Need For Christmas Is You and Fairytale Of New York as equally overrated within the battle of the festive hits.
Pitted in opposition to songs together with East 17’s Keep One other Day, Wham!’s Final Christmas, Slade’s Merry Christmas All people, and Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everybody, they scored 20% of the vote every.
It appears it’s time to unceremoniously chuck them off the playlist – and perhaps exchange them with a newer model for good measure.
Right here’s how the basic Christmas tracks fared, when Metro.co.uk readers had been requested what probably the most overrated festive track of all time is.
Mariah Carey – All I Need For Christmas Is You – 20%
Mariah Carey is likely to be close to a UK number one this 12 months, however clearly not everyone seems to be a fan.
The queen of Christmas launched her hit in 1994 and it’s been a staple yearly since, together with that includes in a heartwarming second in beloved Christmas flick Love Really.
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – 20%
It’s a favorite for a lot of, however evidently not for all as The Pogues’ basic hit is available in joint high.
Launched in 1987, it’s brought on controversy through the years with the usage of a homophobic slur, inflicting Radio 1 to censor the lyric this year.
Band Help – Do They Know It’s Christmas – 12%
Others have had sufficient of Band Help’s observe, written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, and launched in 1984.
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless been an enormous success through the years, promoting hundreds of thousands of information and being utilized in an iconic scene within the Gavin and Stacey Christmas particular in 2008.
Cliff Richard – Mistletoe and Wine – 10%
It is likely to be a staple, however lots have had sufficient of Cliff Richard’s Christmas hit too.
Launched in 1988, Cliff’s model popularised the track and adjusted the unique lyrics to be a bit extra non secular.
East 17 – Keep One other Day – 9%
Is it a Christmas track? Does it simply have some bells between the lyrics?
It appears some are prepared for East 17’s hit, launched in 1994, to get the chop from Christmas playlists.
Wham! – Final Christmas – 8%
Written by George Michael in his childhood bed room, Final Christmas was launched in 1984.
It’s since been coated by the likes of Billie Piper, Jimmy Eat World, Hilary Duff, Cascada, Ashley Tisdale and, absolute noughties icon Loopy Frog.
Paul McCartney – Fantastic Christmastime – 4%
Appears to be like like Paul’s going to hold on having an exquisite Christmastime, after his Christmas hit scored a manageable 4%.
Launched in 1979, it was an instantaneous hit and was later coated by Kylie Minogue.
Slade – Merry Christmas All people – 3%
So right here it’s, Slade’s sticking round.
Launched in 1973, and performed at each Christmas occasion since, it doesn’t appear like it’s going away any time quickly.
Jackson 5 – I Noticed Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – 3%
Barely creepy lyrics apart, it appears persons are nonetheless a fan of the Jackson 5’s model.
Launched as a part of their 1970 Christmas album, it’s nonetheless simply as beloved 50 years later.
Jona Lewie – Cease The Cavalry – 2%
Jona Lewie has mentioned his hit was by no means meant as a Christmas track, however that hasn’t stopped it being embraced over the festive season.
Launched in 1980, it was aimed as a protest track, and ended up making up 50 per cent of Jona’s revenue stream.
Wizzard – I Want It Might Be Christmas On a regular basis – 2%
Wizzard have clearly nonetheless received it, with their 2005 hit scoring simply 2% of the vote.
It’s been a staple on each Christmas playlist, and isn’t going anyplace.
Chris Rea – Driving Dwelling For Christmas – 2%
Is there every other tune to jam to in your automobile if you’re caught in site visitors at Christmas time? Completely not.
Chris Rea’s been the soundtrack to Christmas journeys since 1988 and we wouldn’t have it every other manner.
Bing Crosby and David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy – 2%
Pa rum pum pum pum!
Can’t say it’s not catchy, and clearly the 1982 model continues to be making its manner onto Christmas playlists. Let’s not speak in regards to the slightly cursed Justin Bieber version, although.
Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree – 1%
By 2008, Brenda Lee had bought 25 million copies of her 1958 hit, and for good motive – it’s nonetheless an absolute bop.
Alexa, play Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree.
Darlene Love – Christmas (Child Please Come Dwelling) – 1%
Mariah later coated Darlene Love’s 1963 observe however nothing hits fairly the identical as the unique.
Child please come house!
Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock – 1%
We’re nonetheless unsure what a jingle horse is however we’re prepared to let this one slide.
The Imply Ladies expertise present routine utilizing this 1957 hit makes up for it anyway.
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everybody – 0%
Is there a extra feel-good tune on the market?
Launched in 1985, it was held again a 12 months in order to not compete with Do They Know It’s Christmas
Andy Williams – It’s The Most Fantastic Time Of The 12 months – 0%
An absolute basic!
Launched in 1963, it sums up the festive interval completely.
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