From Planet Rock.
Slade have premiered the first ever official music video for their timeless Christmas anthem ‘Merry Xmas Everybody.’
The animated video features cartoon incarnations of Noddy Holder, Dave Hill, Jim Lea and Don Powell and fully embraces the festive theme.
Noddy Holder says the ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ video “‘is very unusual and comical. It does sum up the band’s characters. HO HO HO!”
Originally released in November 1973, ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ climbed to Number 1 on the UK singles chart in December on the same week Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ reached fourth spot.
It was Slade’s sixth and final chart topper following ‘Coz I Luv You’, ‘Take Me Bak ‘Ome’, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, ‘Cum On Feel the Noize’ and ‘Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me.’
To date ‘Merry Xmas Everbody’ has sold more than one million copies in the UK since its release 48 years ago.
‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ has spent an incredible 105 weeks in the Official UK Singles Chart and entered the charts for an amazing 26th time this week. It has also hit the UK Top 20 in the past four festive periods.
In 2009, PRS for Music announced that up to 42% of the world’s population had potentially listened to the song.
Slade Alive vinyl reissue:
BMG conclude their new series of limited-edition splatter vinyl reissues from Slade with the release of ‘‘Slade Alive’ on Friday 28th January 2022.
Widely regarded as a live album classic, ‘Slade Alive’ featured the anthems ‘Get Down and Get With It’ and ‘Know Who You Are’ and entered the UK album chart at No.2 in March 1972.
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- Slade - The Whole World's Going Crazy - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.30, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2022 10:20)on June 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
SLADE The Whole World's Going Crazy (1972 UK 7" flexi disc, also featuring Bonnie Charlie by Mike Hugg, originally given away with the November 1972 issue of Music Scene magazine)
- Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $14.76, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 17:15)on June 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
SLADE Merry Xmas Everybody (1985 UK 2-track vinyl 12" single featuring the Extended Remix Version plus Don't Blame Me, housed in a stickered picture sleeve POSPX780)
- Slade - BBC1 Live! 1969-1970 - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $24.59, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2022 10:15)on June 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
SLADE BBC1 Live! 1969-1970 (2021 UK limited edition 16-track black vinyl LP featuring Slade before the hits: raw, hard rocking and high octane, banging out rockers live, before they become the biggest pop phenomenon since Beatlemania! This LPof BBC sessions captures the group described by Brian Matthews as “four guys with short hair, heavy boots and big beat”, in all their howling, stomping glory. Retro-style flipback picture sleeve. Although unsealed both sleeve and vinyl are in Near Mint condition)
- Slade - Still The Same - UK - 12" vinyl - £6.99, $8.60, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 16:01)on June 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
SLADE Still The Same (Scarce 1987 UK 2-track deleted 12" vinyl single which includes Extended Version and Gotta Go Home, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minor ringwear with just the odd age discoloration spot, the vinyl looks barely played PT41138)
- Slade - Do You Believe In Miracles - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $14.76, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 16:04)on June 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
SLADE Do You Believe In Miracles (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also includes My Oh My [Swing Version] and Time To Rock, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light ringwear and the vinyl shows light cosmetic surface scuffs but looks barely played PT40450)