NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) - Fairytale
of New York by The Pogues
and the late Kirsty MacColl, has been voted favourite Christmas song in a poll by music TV channel VH1. The track, which went to number two in 1987, beat the original Band Aid
single - recorded in 1984 - into second place.
Wham's Last Christmas, also released in 1984, polled at number three and Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody - first released in 1973 - was at number four.
TOP TEN CHRISTMAS TUNES (2004 VH1 online poll):
1. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues/ Kirsty MacColl
2. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
3. Last Christmas - Wham!
4. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
5. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 20
6. All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
7. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
8. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
9. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
10. Stay Another Day - East 17