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Mud - Lonely This Christmas (Top Of The Pops 1975)

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"Lonely This Christmas"
Single by Mud
B-side"I Can't Stand It"
ReleasedDecember 1974
Format7"
Recorded1974
GenreChristmas music
Length3:35
LabelRAK
Writer(s)Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Producer(s)Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Mud singles chronology

"Lonely This Christmas" is a popular Christmas song by the English glam rock band Mud, that topped the UK Singles Chart in 1974,[1] selling over 750,000 copies and reaching Christmas number one.

Contents

  • 1 Song
  • 2 Performances
  • 3 Versions
  • 4 References

Song

Written and produced by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, "Lonely This Christmas" was Mud's second number one single in the UK, spending four weeks at the top in December 1974 and January 1975.[1][2] It was the third number one single that year for the ChinniChap writing and production team, and was performed in the style of Elvis Presley's slower songs from his later career.

Performances

The song is noted for a performance on Top of the Pops in which guitarist Rob Davis was covered in tinsel and wore Christmas baubles as earrings, while vocalist Les Gray sang to a ventriloquist's dummy.

Versions

The song has been covered by Lucky Soul, Blue, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (fan club limited edition Xmas 7 inch), [(James Memphis King,a Tribute to Elvis)], Little Man Tate, KT Tunstall and Los Campesinos!. The song has been used as background music in North American Buick Lacrosse commercials.

References

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 308–9. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Radio 2's Great British Songbook: Lonely This Christmas". BBC. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 


   

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