It’s Christmasss…….Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody turns 50 this year and to celebrate its 50th anniversary the iconic Christmas song has been given a Dolby Atmos mix and can now be heard in immersive, spatial audio through your headphones via digital platforms who support this cutting edge format.
Originally released in 1973 Merry Xmas Everybody was the band’s sixth number-one single in the UK and sold over a million copies upon its first release, when Slade and Wizzard battled it out on the UK Official Chart to claim the top spot and be declared the Christmas Number 1, in the first ever Christmas Chart battle.
Chart battles have continued since then, with the infamous Blur vs Oasis seeing Blur being declared the biggest band in Britain, and Rage Against The Machine beating Joe McElderry to break the X Factors Christmas Number 1 dominance in 2009.
But Slade were victorious in the first Christmas battle and Merry Xmas Everybody has continued to establish itself as a favourite Christmas song around the world for all.
Merry Xmas Everybody has spent an incredible 114 weeks in the Official UK Singles Chart and is the 8th biggest UK Christmas single* of all time. In 2009, PRS for Music announced that up to forty-two percent of the world’s population could potentially have listened to the song!
For the first time ever a video has been created from two of Slade’s most famous Top Of The Pops appearances, featuring the infamous mirror hat; originally bought by Noddy from a young man he knew called Freddie (Mercury), who ran a market stall in Kensington.
Watch the new edited video for Merry Xmas Everybody below.
Slade are without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain and were unstoppable throughout the Seventies becoming one of the biggest bands; releasing six smash hits albums, including three UK Number Ones, a run of 17 consecutive Top 20 singles and their hits provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation.
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