Bolton FM are now playing two Christmas songs each hour between 7am and 6pm; and three classic Christmas songs are jingling their way back into the charts.

Posted on Thursday 05 December 2019 by James Pilkington

A trio of 80s festive favourites are on track to return to the Top 40 this Friday, based on sales and streams from across the weekend.

Arguably, the best-selling song of all time to never to reach Number 1, Wham!'s Last Christmas celebrates its 35th anniversary and a replica vinyl single of the original 1984 release is due to be reissued. Peaking at Number 2 behind Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas back in 1984, Last Christmas has re-charted each year since 2007, and returned to its
peak position in 2017.

Another million-selling single, The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' featuring Kirsty MacColl is also on track for a festive revisit to the Chart. Having re-charted each year since 2005, the turbulent tune peaked at Number 2 in 1987, and reached Number 4 in 2018.

Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' is also on the cusp of a Top 40 return for the 10th time. It is the second best-selling single in UK chart history.

Last week, 'Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas' Is You returned to the Top 40 for a thirteenth constitutive year. Re-entering at Number 34, the song has never reached Number 1 topping out at Number 2 on release in 1994 and twice more in 2017 and 2018.

You'll hear all three, and more, on the 'Voice of the Bolton Family' Find us at, on your Smartspeaker or on 96.5 on the FM scale.