I wish it could be croak-mas every day!
20/12/84 (Simon Bates & Janice Long)
Roy Wood/Wizzard – “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” (36)
One of many re-entries for what was already a Christmas standard, this year it peaked at number 23.
Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – “We All Stand Together” (3) (video)
At its peak, and in its way the end of an era, as Paul would never again get this high up in the charts, not with a proper record anyway.
Bronski Beat – “It Ain’t Necessarily So” (33)
Here they are all wrapped in tinsel and the song peaked at number 16.
Spandau Ballet – “Round & Round” (19) (video)
Went up one more place. But edited out of tonight's early showing.
The Council Collective – “Soul Deep” (37)
It's Paul Weller and gang of course, raising money for the striking miners, and it peaked at number 24.
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is” (26) (video)
As correctly predicted by Simon, this was a future number one.
Thompson Twins – “Lay Your Hands On Me” (20)
Fresh from playing the keyboards for Foreigner, Tom Bailey also made it to number 13 with this first single from their top five album, Here's To Future Days.
Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (1) (video)
This year's Christmas number one, now in its second of five weeks at the top.
Ray Parker Jr – “Ghostbusters” (15) (audience dancing/credits)
It had peaked at number 2 back in September, now here it was rising up the charts again, this time reaching number 6!
🎼 Before tonight’s #TOTP at 8.30pm, watch Bob Geldof on Saturday SuperStore, with @MikeReadUK, explaining how he wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas in 15 minutes in the back of a taxi. 🚖 pic.twitter.com/qBMZcfOuBu— BBC Four (@BBCFOUR) November 17, 2017
Bob gets all Christmassy
Next up then is Christmas Day 1984.