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Subject: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: woops on 11/23/04 at 11:18 pm

My choices:  8)

Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas"
U2 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Wham! "Last Christmas"
Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping"
Pretenders "2000 Miles"


Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: ktelqueen on 11/24/04 at 3:26 am

Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid is my fave from this list  :)

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/24/04 at 3:34 am

Do They Know It's Christmas? (although the song itself doesn't make sense b/c they are singing about overwhelming muslim countries with small Christian populations, if any)
Grandma got run over....
Christmas in Hollis
Last Christmas

Tanya

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: karen on 11/24/04 at 6:48 am

I voted for The Pogues CHristmas in New York.  You missed off the classics, Slade "Merry Xmas Everybody" and Wizzard "Wish it could be Christmas every day".  Maybe they're just UK classics?

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: mandamoo on 11/24/04 at 7:06 am

Other - Rockin' Christmas - Ol '55

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 11/24/04 at 7:31 am

I chose Wierd Al, but also have to favourite versions of "Little Drummer Boy" that aren't mentioned here

One is by Bob Seger, and the other by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts  :)

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 11/24/04 at 8:04 am

Do They Know It's Christmas?
Wham -Last Christmas
Pretenders 2000 Miles
Hall and Oates- Jingle Belle Rock
David Bowie & Bing Crosby -Little Drummer Boy

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/24/04 at 10:28 am

My picks are:

Do They Know It's Christmas?
David Bowie & Bing Crosby -Little Drummer Boy
Christmas in Hollis
U2 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Christmas At Ground Zero

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 11/24/04 at 11:42 am

My favourites are:

Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (The original!)
Bowie and Bing - "Little Drummer Boy"
The Pogues - "Fairy Tale Of New York"

I didn't pick it, but an honourable mention goes to Wham!'s "Last Christmas."

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: Jennifer028 on 11/24/04 at 12:40 pm

Last Christmas- WHAM  :)

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 11/24/04 at 4:33 pm

"Do They Know.....", by the original  Band-aid, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by the Pointer Sisters and my all-time favourite, "Thank God It's Christmas" by Queen, which is IMO, one of the best secular X-mas songs around. I also like "Misseltoe And Wine" by Cliff Richard, he had a gorgeous voice in those days. :)

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: HeartsAfire on 11/24/04 at 11:52 pm

"Do They Know its Christmas" - Band Aid

I also like "Christmas in Hollis" & Hall & Oates version of "Jingle Bell Rock" (I always liked that video too)

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: Fett69 on 11/25/04 at 4:15 am

If I had to pick only 5:

"Do They Know...", "Last Christmas", and write-ins:

"Little St. Nick" - The Muppets (Animal's "RUN RUN REINDEER!" just kills me!)
"Little Drummer Boy" - Lou Rawls (I just always loved his a-rump-pa-pa-pums)
"My Christmas Card To You" - The Partridge Family

I really really really  wanna list more.... 
I love this time of year!  Even after 16 yrs in retail!  And 15 of it at Toys R Us!!    :D

Subject: Re: '80's Song Polls: Holiday Hits

Written By: Alice on 11/25/04 at 7:24 am

Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid (1984)
Last Christmas - Wham! (1984)
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl (1987)
2000 Miles - The Pretenders (1983)
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight) - The Ramones (1987)

and would also like to throw Mel Smith & Kim Wide's 1987 remake of Brenda Lee's 1962 classic "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" somewhere in.


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