70s Music Christmas 1977

The Christmas charts were so important in the 1970s, with not only the prestige of getting a Christmas hit, but a NUMBER One Christmas hit was the icing on the cake, the Christmas Cake.

During this Christmas Season we look at the music of Christmas Day 1977 and highlight those Christmas records to stir the memory of the 70s music.

Having to use a bit of editorial control here to decide what was a Christmas hit, so if it does not match your criteria, apologies.

This chart comes from the 24th December 1977.

No.5

Bing Crosby and White Christmas
The best selling single of all time written by Irvin Berlin who died in 1989.
Played by Bing on his radio show in 1941, and the next year appeared in the film "Holiday Inn", the song got to No.1 in 1942 for eleven weeks, and won a well deserved Academy Award.
Because of damage to the original master recording Bing  re recorded it in 1947.
THE MAKING OF WHITE CHRISTMAS VIDEO

The film "White Christmas"  in 1954 also had the song sung by Bing Crosby, although the original script called for someone else to sing it. Lucky they changed their minds.

No.1

 Biggest selling record of all time (At the time) in the UK, "Mull of Kintyre", and the Christmas number one too. It was written about Paul’s Scottish home in Argyll.

This record even outsold some of the Beatles classics, and was non stop on the radio, but not really a hit in the US, who had the flip side "Girls school ".




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