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Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

Slade took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for five week in 1973 and 1974.

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Merry Xmas everybody by Slade entered the UK singles chart at number 1 this week in 1973, replacing I love you love me love by Gary Glitter. The song spent five weeks at the top of the chart and then made way for You won’t find another fool like me by the New Seekers. After falling from the top spot, the record spent one more week in the top 10, at number 3, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life.

Merry Xmas everybody was released on the Polydor record label and was the last of six UK number 1 hits for Slade. As one of the UK’s most popular Christmas songs, the single has been re-issued on numerous occasions. To date, it has entered the top 40 in 1973, 1981, 1983, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. The original release was certified platinum.

More music from Slade


More number ones from 1973 and 1974


UK singles chart for the week ending 15 December 1973

  1. Merry Xmas everybodySlade

  2. I love you love me loveGary Glitter

  3. My coo ca chooAlvin Stardust

  4. You won’t find another fool like meNew Seekers

  5. Paper rosesMarie Osmond

  6. I wish it could be Christmas every dayWizzard

  7. LamplightDavid Essex

  8. Roll away the stoneMott The Hoople

  9. Street lifeRoxy Music

  10. Why, oh why, oh whyGilbert O’Sullivan


  1. AmoureuseKiki Dee

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