Saturday, 22 December 2018

Christmas Songs Day 18 - Greg Lake 'I Believe in Father Christmas'

Day 18 and today it is Greg Lake with 'I Believe in Father Christmas'.

Ok, so this is a Christmas favourite, but little did I know that it was never supposed to be. I also was blissfully unaware that the singer and creator of this particular festive output was none other than Greg Lake. Who he I hear you say? Well, even at my age, which is too young to recall the music at the time, I do know the group Emerson, Lake and Palmer - he being the Lake of the trio.

Greg apparently wrote this song in protest of the commercialisation of Christmas. It was released in 1975 and reached number 2 in the uk singles chart.

So there we have it - another Christmas song that was never really meant to be one - but here it is on day 18.

Here are days 1 -17:

Day 17 - Paul McCartney 'Wonderful Christmas Time'
Day 16 - Nat King Cole 'The Christmas Song'
Day 15 - Jackson 5 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'
Day 14 - Mud 'Lonely this Christmas'
Day 13 - The Pogues 'Fairytale of New York'
Day 12 - Aled Jones 'Walking in the Air'
Day 11 - Chris Rea 'Driving Home for Christmas'
Day 10 - Slade 'Merry Xmas Everybody'
Day 9 - David Bowie & Bing Crosby 'Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth'
Day 8 - Mariah Carey 'All I Want for Christmas'
Day 7 - Gabrielle Aplin 'The Power of Love'
Day 6 - Kylie 'Santa Baby'
Day 5 - Elton John 'Step into Christmas'
Day 4 - Wham 'Last Christmas'
Day 3 - Band Aid 'Do They Know its Christmas'
Day 2 - Wizzard 'I Wish it Could be Christmas'
Day 1 - Johnny Mathis - Its Beginning to Look at lot like Christmas

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