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Сообщение  Admin в 15/12/2013, 22:45

Британская статистическая служба The Official Charts Company опубликовала полный список хитов, становившихся N1 в период рождественских праздников. Как это часто бывает, в итоговых таблицах находятся композиции Boney M. В 1978 году проект Фрэнка Фариана в эти дни снова был на вершине хит-парада с их модернизированной кавер-версией "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord". Любопытно, что впервые эта композиция добралась до первой строчки чарта ещё в 1957 году (тогда в исполнении американца ямайского происхождения Гарри Белафонте). 21 год спустя Boney M. сделали дубль, дополнив известную композицию новой частью "Oh My Lord" (авторы Фрэнк Фариан и Фрэд Джэй). Таким образом, это превратилось в своеобразную "Christmas-Medley" (рождественскую смесь), идущую в режиме нон-стоп. Особенно была хороша 12" макси-версия, где в полной мере можно было насладиться богатой полифонией и замечательной аранжировкой от Штэфана Клинкхаммера.
В заключение остаётся напомнить, что и сегодня версия Boney M. остаётся весьма актуальной. Согласно информации той же Official Charts Company, в настоящее время она вошла в TOP40 британского чарта каталог-синглов.
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Сообщение  Admin в 15/12/2013, 22:49

As we eagerly wait to find out who will be Official 2013 Christmas Number 1 next week, we celebrate all the Christmas chart-toppers of the last 60 years!

The Christmas Number 1 is the most anticipated chart battle of the year, and on Sunday December 22, Scott Mills and Jameela Jamil will reveal who has won the race to the Official 2013 Christmas Number 1 live on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show.
Who will join pop legends like the Beatles, Queen, Sir Cliff, Spice Girls and, errr, Mr Blobby? The decision is yours and yours alone, and there are plenty of potential candidates. See our rundown of the contenders for the Official 2013 Christmas Number 1 race.
While we wait to see who’s going to be sitting at the top of the Official Singles Chart Christmas tree, let’s take a look at all those songs who know just how it feels – the Number 1s of Christmas past. Yes, it's the list of every Official Christmas Number 1 single in the UK.
The Beatles have the most Christmas Number 1s – they have scored four in total. The first three, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Feel Fine and Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out topped the Official Singles Chart consecutively from 1963–1965. Hello, Goodbye was the fourth in 1967.
Spice Girls also notched up three consecutive Christmas Number 1s: 2 Become 1, Too Much and Goodbye all reached the snow-topped summit from 1996–1998.
Six Christmas Number 1s have had the word ‘Christmas’ in the title, not including Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody from 1973.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? has been Christmas Number 1 three times: for Band Aid in 1984, Band Aid II in 1989, and finally for Band Aid 20 in 2004. The first version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? is the biggest selling Christmas Number 1 of all time, with over 3.7 million copies sold.
Mary’s Boy Child has been a Christmas Number 1 twice for totally different artists. Harry Belafonte topped the Christmas charts with it in 1957 and Boney M took a one-horse open sleigh all the way to Number 1 with in 1978.
The only song to have made it to Christmas Number 1 twice by the same artist is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It first topped the Christmas charts in 1975 and pulled it off again 16 years later, following the death of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

The Official Singles Chart Christmas Number 1s:

YEAR TRACK ARTIST

1952 HERE IN MY HEART AL MARTINO
1953 ANSWER ME FRANKIE LAINE
1954 LET'S HAVE ANOTHER PARTY WINIFRED ATWELL
1955 CHRISTMAS ALPHABET DICKIE VALENTINE
1956 JUST WALKIN' IN THE RAIN JOHNNIE RAY
1957 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE
1958 IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE CONWAY TWITTY
1959 WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR? EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES
1960 I LOVE YOU CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS
1961 MOON RIVER DANNY WILLIAMS
1962 RETURN TO SENDER ELVIS PRESLEY
1963 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES
1964 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES
1965 DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT THE BEATLES
1966 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES
1967 HELLO, GOODBYE THE BEATLES
1968 LILY THE PINK THE SCAFFOLD
1969 TWO LITTLE BOYS ROLF HARRIS
1970 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING DAVE EDMUNDS
1971 ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST) BENNY HILL
1972 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL JIMMY OSMOND
1973 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE
1974 LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS MUD
1975 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN
1976 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (SOLEADO) JOHNNY MATHIS
1977 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS
1978 MARY'S BOY CHILD – OH MY LORD BONEY M
1979 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD
1980 THERE'S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMA ST WINIFRED'S SCHOOL CHOIR
1981 DON'T YOU WANT ME THE HUMAN LEAGUE
1982 SAVE YOUR LOVE RENÉE AND RENATO
1983 ONLY YOU THE FLYING PICKETS
1984 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID
1985 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN' STEVENS
1986 REET PETITE JACKIE WILSON
1987 ALWAYS ON MY MIND PET SHOP BOYS
1988 MISTLETOE AND WINE CLIFF RICHARD
1989 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID II
1990 SAVIOUR'S DAY CLIFF RICHARD
1991 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES QUEEN
1992 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON
1993 MR BLOBBY MR BLOBBY
1994 STAY ANOTHER DAY EAST 17
1995 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON
1996 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS
1997 TOO MUCH SPICE GIRLS
1998 GOODBYE SPICE GIRLS
1999 I HAVE A DREAM/SEASONS IN THE SUN WESTLIFE
2000 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER
2001 SOMETHIN' STUPID ROBBIE WILLIAMS & NICOLE KIDMAN
2002 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD
2003 MAD WORLD MICHAEL ANDREWS & GARY JULES
2004 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20
2005 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD
2006 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS
2007 WHEN YOU BELIEVE LEON JACKSON
2008 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE
2009 KILLING IN THE NAME RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
2010 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE
2011 WHEREVER YOU ARE MILITARY WIVES WITH GARETH MALONE
2012 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER THE JUSTICE COLLECTIVE
2013 WHO KNOWS? IT'S UP TO YOU! FIND OUT ON 22 DECEMBER 2013


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