This follow-up single to Lipstick, Powder and Paint reached #1 in
the UK for Christmas 1985. It was originally going to be released in
1984, but was postponed as Shaky's record company didn't want it to clash
with the Band Aid single, which turned out to be a wise move - Wham! had
to settle with #2 in 1984.
The Welsh singer had three more #1 singles
in the 80s with This Ole House (1981), Green Door (1981) and Oh Julie (1982). Overall, Shaky achieved 35 Top 40 hits, 28 of these in the eighties.
Merry Christmas Everyone
also charted in the Top 40 again during 2007 and 2008 thanks to
downloads being included in the charts. It just failed to hit the Top 40
Lyrics Video for Merry Christmas Everyone