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The Pogues are to join the race for the Christmas number one
The Pogues gear up for the Christmas number one race with a new version of ‘Fairytale Of New York’.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 08 Nov 2005
Says a band source: “The label were keen to re-release the song because a whole new generation of fans have heard Shane through his association with Kate Moss and Pete Doherty. ‘Fairytale Of New York’ is an adult answer to ‘Jingle Bells’. It’s difficult to remember a Christmas party without a drunken singalong with The Pogues.”
The band are at 16/1 to land the top spot behind Westlife & Diana Ross (3/1), Crazy Frog (8/1), Nizlopi (8/1), The Choir Boys (12/1) and the X-Factor winner (14/1).
There’s additional competition from Santa and his re-working of Tony Christie’s ‘Amarillo’, ‘(Is This The Way To) Santa’s Grotto.’
The Hot Press Newsdesk
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