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Thursday, 24 December 2015

8 Days of Christmas #8: The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl


There could only be one song for Christmas Eve and it gets mentioned in the very first line of the song. 

It was written by Jem Finer and Shane McGowan (you can see the BBC documentary The Story of A Fairytale of New York below).

It was first released in 23rd November 1987 and it reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart. In Ireland it was #1.

It has been reissued 12 times and made the Top 20 eleven times. It is the most played Christmas Song of the 21st Century.

In 2012 it was voted on TV Britain's Favourite Christmas Song

"It was Christmas Eve Babe in the drunk tank...."





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