"Merry Xmas Everybody" is a 1973 song by the English rock band Slade. Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Chas Chandler, it was the band's sixth number-one single in the UK. It earned the UK Christmas Number One slot in December 1973, beating another Christmas-themed song, Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday", which reached fourth place. By mid-January it was still at number one; it stayed in the UK Singles Chart well into February 1974. On 8 December 2013 it re-entered the UK Singles Charts, at number 57.

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  • "Merry Xmas Everybody" is a 1973 song by the English rock band Slade. Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Chas Chandler, it was the band's sixth number-one single in the UK. It earned the UK Christmas Number One slot in December 1973, beating another Christmas-themed song, Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday", which reached fourth place. By mid-January it was still at number one; it stayed in the UK Singles Chart well into February 1974. Based on melodies from discarded songs written six years before, "Merry Xmas Everybody" was Slade's best-selling single, released at the peak of their popularity, and sold over a million copies upon its first release. It is Slade's last number-one single, and by far their most successful. It has been released during every decade since 1973, and has been covered by numerous artists. In a 2007 poll, "Merry Xmas Everybody" was voted the UK's most popular Christmas song. According to the Fan Club Newsletter for January and February 1974, the song was rewarded a Silver Disc for pre-order sales, even before the single's release. Within the first week of release, the single had sold 500,000 copies. Also, according to the same newsletter, "Merry Xmas Everybody" was in such big demand that Polydor records had to make special arrangements to have 250,000 discs sent from Los Angeles, as well as 30,000 copies a day they were receiving from Germany. The single was certified UK Platinum by BPI in December 1980. Since 2007 and the advent of downloads counting toward the UK Singles Chart, it has re-entered the charts each December. Therefore, it has sold 1.21 million copies in the UK as of December 2012. On 8 December 2013 it re-entered the UK Singles Charts, at number 57. (en)
  • Merry Xmas everybody is een single van Slade. Het is niet afkomstig van een van hun studioalbums, maar komt vanwege het succes veelvuldig voor op verzamelalbums van de band dan wel kerstalbums. Het liedje, dat vanaf 1973 jaar-in-jaar-uit op de radio gedraaid wordt, was al zes jaar in de maak toen het uiteindelijk werd uitgegeven. Het streed met Wizzards I wish it would be Christmas again om de titel kerstsingle van 1973 (Wizzard haalde de Nederlandse hitlijsten niet). Slade was destijds mateloos populair, niet alleen in Engeland maar ook in Nederland en België met talloze hits binnen het genre glamrock. In de korte tijd dat de verkoop kon plaatsvinden, gingen meer dan 1 miljoen exemplaren de toonbank over. Polydor had de hitkansen verkeerd ingeschat en moest platenperserijen in Los Angeles en Duitsland inschakelen om voldoende exemplaren in de winkels te houden. In 1973 was het een nummer 1-hit; in 2006 tot en met 2010 kwam de single steeds terug in de hitparade, maar haalde lang niet zo’n hoge notering meer. Wizzard bleef op plaats 4 steken, maar kwam ook in de jaren 2007 tot en met 2010 steeds terug. Voor Nederland had de single een extra betekenis; het is een van de plaatjes die een solliciterende Frits Spits draaide in zijn eerste 20 minuten op de Nederlandse radio. (nl)
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  • "Lonely This Christmas" by Mud
  • "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me" by The New Seekers
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  • A monochrome photograph of Slade, with a white border, set almost centrally in a red square. The words "SLADE" dominate the cover, underneath which is written "MERRY X'MAS EVERYBODY". Underneath the photograph are the words "DONT BLAME ME". White stars border the left and right sides of the photograph.
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  • "I Love You Love Me Love" by Gary Glitter
  • "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond
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  • "Merry Xmas Everybody" is a 1973 song by the English rock band Slade. Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Chas Chandler, it was the band's sixth number-one single in the UK. It earned the UK Christmas Number One slot in December 1973, beating another Christmas-themed song, Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday", which reached fourth place. By mid-January it was still at number one; it stayed in the UK Singles Chart well into February 1974. On 8 December 2013 it re-entered the UK Singles Charts, at number 57. (en)
  • Merry Xmas everybody is een single van Slade. Het is niet afkomstig van een van hun studioalbums, maar komt vanwege het succes veelvuldig voor op verzamelalbums van de band dan wel kerstalbums. Het liedje, dat vanaf 1973 jaar-in-jaar-uit op de radio gedraaid wordt, was al zes jaar in de maak toen het uiteindelijk werd uitgegeven. Het streed met Wizzards I wish it would be Christmas again om de titel kerstsingle van 1973 (Wizzard haalde de Nederlandse hitlijsten niet). Slade was destijds mateloos populair, niet alleen in Engeland maar ook in Nederland en België met talloze hits binnen het genre glamrock. In de korte tijd dat de verkoop kon plaatsvinden, gingen meer dan 1 miljoen exemplaren de toonbank over. Polydor had de hitkansen verkeerd ingeschat en moest platenperserijen in Los Angeles (nl)
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