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Encyclopedia > Christmas number two

Every year in the UK Singles Charts, there is a highly publicised race for the Christmas number one spot on Christmas day. at this time of year, singles sales are at there peak for stocking fillers, etc. so many acts use this as a platform to gain exposure and gain revenue. over the years, however, many acts have tried for the christmas number one and narrowly missed out, in many cases becoming more popular than the number one itself. For example, The Pogues Fairytale of New York, released in Christmas 1987, narrowly missed out on the Christmas Number one that year, but is somewhat better remembered than the Christmas number one of that year, you were always on my mind by The Pet Shop Boys, and in 2005 was re-issued to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Kirsty MacColl's Death, once again making the top ten, this time reaching Number Three, making it the best selling festive themed single of that year. Wham! Made the Christmas Number two in 1984, missing out to the Band Aid Single, Do They Know its Christmas?, yet still managing to sell in excess of a million copies, becoming one of the best selling singles of all time, and the best selling single never to reach Number one in the UK. The Pogues are a popular Anglo-Irish band based in England. ... Artwork from the 1987 single Fairytale of New York is a popular Christmas song by Anglo-Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the British singer Kirsty MacColl. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ... Kirsty MacColl on cd cover , 1998 Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was a British pop singer-songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... © Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. ...

Christmas number two single history

Typically, Novelty Records or New comers do very well in the Christmas Number one race, but usually miss out on the spot and usually slink off into obscurity. A good example of an outsider narrowly missing out on the Number one is Gordon Haskell, who's single, "How Wonderful You are" gained exposure through mass airplay on BBC Radio 2 in the build up to Christmas thanks to Terry Wogan, quickly becoming one of the favourites for the Number one, but narrowly missed out to Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman's cover of "Something Stupid". after this, very little was heard of him again. Image File history File links Information_icon. ...

a similar story surrounds JCB by Nizlopi. Practically Never heard of until December 2005, they gained significant Radio Airplay on both BBC Radio 1 and 2, and made Number one the week prior to Christmas, only to be knocked off by X-Factor Winner Shayne Ward. essentially, Nizlopi are a one hit wonder, with there follow up single "Girls" failing to chart.

its a common misconception that Cliff Richard has had a Christmas Number one in pretty much every decade since the UK singles Chart's inception. this is untrue by the fact he's only had three christmas number one singles, and just one Christmas Number two in 1981 with "Daddy's Home" - This is the closest he has come to a forth.

Christmas number two singles

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