Slade have released the first-ever official video for their legendary Christmas single Merry Xmas Everybody. The song entered the single charts for the 26th time this week.
“The video is very unusual and comical,” Noddy Holder told MetalTalk. “It does sum up the band’s characters. HO HO HO!”
Originally released in 1973, Merry Xmas Everybody was the band’s sixth number-one single in the UK, selling over a million copies on its first release.
The song has spent 105 weeks in the Official UK Singles Chart, and in 2009 PRS for Music said that up to forty-two per cent of the world’s population could potentially have heard the song.
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