Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Songs Countdown: #2

1973's Christmas number 4 was Wizzard's I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday. It was beaten famously by Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody but remains a popular favourite, making chart appearances (albeit lower down) with re-releases in 1981, 1984 and a number of years since 2007 (when downloads started to be included in chart calculations). As with many of these Christmas singles, it's been covered by a fair few artists, but not many that I've heard of.

The song was actually recorded in August and in order to set an appropriate scene, engineer Steve Brown decked the halls of the studio and set the air conditioning as low as it would go. Roy Wood's hat in the video was apparently obtained from the studio's Lost Property office.

And because that's such an awesome song, here's a travesty: