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Our Top Ten Moving at Christmas Playlist.

03 Dec 2022

Our Top Ten Moving at Christmas Playlist.

We've done a straw poll in the office, and have come up with these top ten Christmas songs, as being the best to move house with.

1. Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea

I'm driving home for ChristmasOh, I can't wait to see those facesI'm driving home for Christmas, yeaWell I'm moving down that line…

Originally written as a "b-side" (yes it was on vinyl!) in 1986, it didn't hit the charts until 1988 when it peaked at number 53. Despite never being a number 1, it's featured in many Top Ten singles charts ever since - and is a firm favourite of ours.


2. I wish it could be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard

Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas

Recorded by this British glam rock back, it was first released in December 1973 but only reached Number 4 in the singles chart!


3. Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lotBeen an angel all yearSanta baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

This sassy Christmas song was originally released by Ertha Kitt in 1953! We love the Kylie version of this tongue-in-cheek song about a Christmas list, but it's also been covered by Madonna, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani. 


4. Last Christmas - Wham!

Last Christmas I gave you my heartBut the very next day you gave it awayThis year, to save me from tearsI'll give it to someone special

A classic festive song from Wham! it spend 5 weeks at Number 2 in the British singles charts when it was released in 1984. Only beaten off the top spot by Band Aid's "Do they know it Christmas", Bob Geldolf's and Midge Ure's world-famous song that raised money and awareness for the crisis in Ethiopia.


5. All I want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

I don't want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I needI don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas treeI just want you for my own…

Release in October 1994, this global phenomenon topped the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France and Germany, and has quite rightly given Mariah Carey the honorary title of "Queen of Christmas".


6. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl

The boys of the NYPD choirWere singing Galway BayAnd the bells were ringing outFor Christmas day

Featuring the vocals of Kirsty MacColl, this much-loved Christmas classic was released in November 1987, but never made it to Number 1.


7. Happy Christmas (War is Over) - John Lennon

So this is ChristmasAnd what have you doneAnother year overAnd a new one just begunAnd so this is ChristmasI hope you have funThe near and the dear onesThe old and the young

A protest song against the Vietnam War, this was the 7th single released by John Lennon outside of the Beatles. It reached Number 4 in the UK charts in 1972. 


8. Baby it's Cold Outside - Tom Jones & Carys Matthews

I really can't stayBaby, it's cold outsideI've got to go awayBaby, it's cold outsideThis evening has beenHoping that you'd drop inSo, very niceI'll hold your hands, they're just like ice

Written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and featuring in the 1949 film, Neptunes' Daughter - we love this fun version by Tom Jones and Carys Matthews.


9. Do they know it's Christmas - Band Aid

It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraidAt Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shadeAnd in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joyThrow your arms around the world at Christmas time…

This infamous charity song to raise money for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia was written by Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure. It was amazingly recorded in one day in 1984 by a "super group" of artists, including George Michael, Boy George, Paul Young, Simon Le Bon, Phil Collins, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and many more. It stayed at Number 1 for 5 weeks and raised over 3.5 million in sales.


10. Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

So here it is Merry Xmas
Everybody's having fun
Look to the future now
Its only just begun

Written by lead singer, Noddy Holder, this Christmas classic stayed at Number for 5 weeks after its release in 1973 - it's definitely one to turn up and play as you unpack all those boxes in your new home!


If you are moving house then put these tunes on your Xmas playlist - it's sure to help make the packing or unpacking an easier task.