You know that Christmas is on it’s way when the radio is filled with nothing other than festive song, and many people can get fed up of them after a while. Scrooges aside, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without those memorable hits from years gone by, and there are certainly a lot to choose from. Everybody has their own personal favourites, but here are our top eight classic Christmassy tunes that will certainly put you in a festive frame of mind.
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses
You might not recognise this song by it’s name alone, but chances are you will have heard it on the radio at some point. It is certain;y not the most famous Christmas song, but the upbeat new wave feel is very catchy, and I challenge you to get the chorus melody out of your head once you have listened to it.
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
Here is another 80s classic which always comes out once a year. True, it might not be up to the standard of Hey Jude, or Let it Be, but you have to admit that Macca really knows how to craft a great pop song when he wants to. Also, this track is a lot happier and suitable for the season than John Lennon’s offering ‘Merry Christmas War is Over’, which is quite depressing really.
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Wizard
Imagine having Christmas every day! I think that the novelty may soon wear off and with all that turkey we would soon be oiling on the pounds. That aside, this 70s track by Wizard is a great stomping glam rocker which often gets overlooked in favour of Slade’s omnipresent Christmas song. The cash register at the start is a great way to cheekily introduce the song too.
A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh
The mere mention of Chris de Burgh is enough to have most people running screaming to the hills. but bare with me on this one. Unlike Lady in Red, this track is not actually half bad. The epic track, complete with sing-along chorus tales the tale of a mysterious space man who came down one Christmas. I wonder if he meant Jesus or Santa?
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
If you haven’t danced to this at a drunken office party at least once, then you haven’t lived. The 60s inspired track was actually released in the 1990s and has grown to become a modern day classic. As the diva wobbles her way through 3 minutes of prefect pop, this track seems to get more and more popular each year,