Christmas Songs Countdown: #3

In 2003 a band fell to Earth that would provide much needed refreshment in the UK charts for anybody who was desperate for some good old fashioned rock music. Like me. They called themselves The Darkness and, after some considerable success with their debut album Permission To Land, launched an offensive which was designed to snag them the Christmas number 1 slot for that year. It failed, losing out to Gary Jules' version of Tears for Fears classic Mad World. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) peaked at number 2 in one of the closest run Christmas chart races for a number of years.

It lost out to this track, which isn't really Christmassy at all. It's a good song all the same, though I prefer the original.


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