If Mull of Kintyre was a Xmas no 1, how come it never gets played at Xmas?

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ManWithARash Mon 28-Dec-20 14:48:45

or am I just listening to the wrong stations?
I've only just discovered that it was number one in Xmas 1977, I think.

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lachy Mon 28-Dec-20 14:54:06

For the same reason that they don't play Mr Blobby...not Christmassy.

and Mr Blobby is just bloody awful

JazzyGeoff Mon 28-Dec-20 14:56:20

There's loads of Xmas no 1's that aren't Xmas songs. X Factor winners and stuff

ManWithARash Mon 28-Dec-20 14:56:44

But 'Stay another day' is not Christmassy and it gets played

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ManWithARash Mon 28-Dec-20 14:57:47

I think it might be partly due to the video which looks like it was made in summer.

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WankPuffins Mon 28-Dec-20 15:12:42

ManWithARash

But 'Stay another day' is not Christmassy and it gets played

It's got a jingly sort of sound though.

And there are big coats and fake snow in the video grin

WankPuffins Mon 28-Dec-20 15:13:03

Oh, and Mull of Kintyre is just plain shit.

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PuddleglumtheMarshWiggle Mon 28-Dec-20 15:14:59

I'll start the campaign to get 'Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west' played every year. Christmas no. 1 in 1971 and never played since.
(I'm old 😁)

PLAYJAJADINGDONG Mon 28-Dec-20 15:15:02

Cause it's shit?

ArosGartref Mon 28-Dec-20 15:15:14

We've suffered enough this year without mull of kintyre blasting out from the radio, thank you very much.

Oldraver Mon 28-Dec-20 15:15:44

Because it's crap

It has been played quite a few times on our local radio station, theough thye have a very weird selection

OrigamiPenguinArmy Mon 28-Dec-20 15:16:27

Because it’s a tedious dirge?

sashh Mon 28-Dec-20 15:59:00

More to the point why do they play stop the cavalry? It is not at all Christmassy, it has one line wishing to be home for Xmas.

If anything it's a protest song.

OhWhyNot Mon 28-Dec-20 16:03:14

It might be a celebration of the place but it has a sadness about it

It’s a brings the mood down song

x2boys Mon 28-Dec-20 16:03:27

@ArosGartref 🤣🤣

MargotLovedTom1 Mon 28-Dec-20 16:07:04

There is no rhyme or reason really. The Power of Love by Frankie is a (fantastic) song, deemed to be a Christmas song by virtue of the video, but doesn't mention Christmas at all.

Santaisreel Mon 28-Dec-20 16:08:52

Because it is shit

MargotLovedTom1 Mon 28-Dec-20 16:09:26

Yet to me Stop the Cavalry sounds very festive, with the bells and brass band.

NowellSingWe Mon 28-Dec-20 16:10:27

Because it was played to death in the 70s, and all its usages have been used up.

What happened in the 70s stays in the 70s!

I used to walk around the house in my brown dungarees and orange polo necked tops singing "Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling in from the sea", over and over and over and over again... I was 4 I think.

NowellSingWe Mon 28-Dec-20 16:11:19

Oh, I love Stop the Cavalry, not sure why, it's just so jaunty.

satnighttakeaway Mon 28-Dec-20 16:13:03

NowellSingWe

Because it was played to death in the 70s, and all its usages have been used up.

What happened in the 70s stays in the 70s!

I used to walk around the house in my brown dungarees and orange polo necked tops singing "Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling in from the sea", over and over and over and over again... I was 4 I think.

Is there a Slade exemption to the 1970s usage quota grin

NowellSingWe Mon 28-Dec-20 16:17:20

The exemption is based upon using the word "Christmas" in the song's title so yes, sorry, Slade may still be played. And Wizzard, and Elton John's "Step Into Christmas" (or "Daredevil Christmas" as I may have rendered it...)

MargotLovedTom1 Mon 28-Dec-20 16:17:53

And Wizzard? And Mudd? And Johnny Mathis? And Boney M? wink

AdaColeman Mon 28-Dec-20 16:18:21

It's too dirge like, more a lament than an uplifting Christmas song.

Nnkk Mon 28-Dec-20 16:19:23

It’s shit.

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