SHAKIN' STEVENS "BLUE CHRISTMAS"
Well, this isn't the Welsh rock singer's own song, of course, and neither is it Elvis Presley's. In fact, the first recording of Blue Christmas was in 1948 by Doye O'Dell. In 1949, three more versions were released; One by country music artist Ernist Tubb, another by Hugo Winterhalter and his orchestra and the third version by Russ Morgan and his orchestra.
However, the most well-known version of this song is, of course, by Elvis. His first recording was in 1957 for Elvis' Christmas Album, but it wasn't until 1964 when it was released as a single, peaking at #11 in the UK on 26th December.
Also in 1964, the Beach Boys released their version which reached #3 in the US, but it wasn't a hit in the UK.
Shaky's cover of Elvis's version was released on the Shakin' Stevens EP in 1982, reaching #2. The other tracks on the EP were Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Josephine and Que Sera, Sera.
Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
Boney M - Little Drummer Boy
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
David Essex - A Winter's Tale
Elton John - Cold As Christmas
Frank Kelly - Christmas Countdown
Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
Holly & The Ivy's - Christmas On 45
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Santa Claus & The Christmas Trees - Singalong-A-Christmas
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better in the 80s
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
The Snowmen - Hokey Cokey
The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
Wham - Last Christmas
Wings - Mull Of Kintyre
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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