SHAKIN' STEVENS "MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE"
By Mark Nobes, chief editor
"Merry Christmas Everyone" by Shakin' Stevens may be an 80s Christmas classic, but it has re-entered the UK singles chart every year since 2007, bringing the song to a whole new generation of listeners. In 2022, the song reached No.12 on Dec 9th for one week. It has now spent over 70 weeks in the Top 100, which should earn Shaky enough royalties to keep him well stocked up on mince pies, at least!
7 inch vinyl sleeve (1986 UK reissue)
1985 7 inch vinyl (UK)
UK 7 Inch Vinyl Single - Epic - A 6768
A. Merry Christmas Everyone - 3:39
B. With My Heart - 2:45
UK 12 Inch Vinyl Single - Epic - TA 6769
A. Merry Christmas Everyone - 4:17
B1. Blue Christmas - 2:45
B2. With My Heart - 2:45
By the time of the single's release, the Welsh rock & roll singer had already achieved success with three No.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.