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Lonely This Christmas

Year: 1974

Written By: Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn



Mud released 'Lonely This Christmas' in 1974. The song was met with a lot of success and the success of this song was topped off by not only getting the song to reach UK number one, but also by getting the song to win the 1974 title of Christmas number one. Mud are an English glam rock band that were formed in 1966 and apart from 'Lonely This Christmas' were perhaps best remembered for their single, 'Tiger Feet'. 'Lonely This Christmas' was both written and produced by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn were more than just a formidable partnership when it came to writing and production. The two of them were excellent together and extremely high regarded, this is because they had so much chart success when working together, and this is very apparent in in 1974 as together Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn managed to write and produce three songs that would become number one just for 1974. 'Lonely This Christmas' was their third single which hit the number one spot for that year.

The Christmas gentle classic was successful, especially in the UK, where it was number one. 'Lonely This Christmas' was number one for four weeks in the UK from December 1974 to January 1975 meaning that 'Lonely This Christmas was the 1974 Christmas number one.

The performance and style of this song is in the style of Elvis Presley, especially linked to the later part of Elvis Presley's career. In the video, the lead singer, Les Gray has an appearance similar to that of Elvis Presley and his vocal performance is also similar to that of the King of Rock and Roll. Due to massive similarities in this song to Elvis Presley, the Christmas song is often  attributed to Elvis Presley.

Mud gave a very memorable performance of 'Lonely This Christmas' on Top of the Pops. When giving this performance, guitarist Rob Davis was wearing Christmas baubles for earrings and was draped in tinsel while Les Gray, who is lead vocalist, was singing while holding and on occasions using a ventriloquist dummy to sing parts of the song.

The immense popularity of this song has meant it is covered by a variety of artists on differing occasions. Notable covers of 'Lonely This Christmas' have come from Blue and KT Tunstall.

 

Lonely This Christmas Lyrics

Try to imagine
A house that's not a home
Try to imagine
A Christmas all alone
That's where I'll be
Since you left me
My tears could melt the snow
What can I do without you?
I got no place, no place to go

It'll be lonely this Christmas
Without you to hold
It'll be lonely this Christmas
Lonely and cold
It'll be cold, so cold
Without you to hold
This Christmas

Each time I remember
The day you went away
and how I would listen
to the things you had to say
I just break down
as I look around
and the only things I see
are loneliness and emptyness
and an unlit Christmas tree

It'll be lonely this Christmas
Without you to hold
It'll be lonely this Christmas
Lonely and cold
It'll be cold, so cold
Without you to hold
This Christmas

Do You remember last year
When You and I were together
We never thought there'd be an end
and I rember looking at you then
and I remember thinking
That Chrismas must have been made for us
Cause Darling this is the time of year
That you really, you really need love
When it means so very, very much

So it'll be so lonely this Christmas
Without you to hold
It'll be so very lonely
Lonely and cold

It'll be lonely this Christmas
Without you to hold
It'll be lonely this Christmas
Lonely and cold
It'll be cold, so cold
Without you to hold
This Christmas

It'll be cold, so cold
Without you to hold
This Christmas

Merry Chrismas, Darling
Wherever you are

 

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