Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, December 15, 1973 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was based on a psychedelic song, "My Rocking Chair," which Noddy Holder wrote in 1967. In 1973 the Slade vocalist decided to convert it into a Christmas song after a night out drinking at a local pub. He and the band's bass player and co-writer Jimmy Lea camped out at Noddy's mother's house and got down to changing the lyrics to make them more Christmassy. Jimmy Lea incorporated into the verse parts of another song which he was then writing and Noddy re-wrote the words incorporating different aspects of the Christmas holiday season as they came to mind.
Who sang Merry Xmas Everybody?
Merry Xmas Everybody was performed by Slade
What year did Merry Xmas Everybody get to the UK number 1 spot?
Merry Xmas Everybody first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, December 15, 1973
How long was Merry Xmas Everybody at number 1 in the UK?
Merry Xmas Everybody spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.