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Slade frontman Noddy Holder’s Christmas pop quiz will check how clued up YOU are on festive bangers


WELL right here it’s, Merry Christmas . . . which suggests it’s music legend Noddy Holder’s favorite time of 12 months once more.

The Slade frontman, 72, and his band make an estimated £500,000 a 12 months in royalties from their hit Merry Xmas All people.

Noddy Holder’s Christmas pop quiz will check how clued up YOU are on festive bangers
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In the present day Noddy has created his personal quiz – with the assistance of compilation Now That’s What I Name Christmas – to check how clued up YOU are on festive bangers.

Noddy informed us: “Christmas music may be very a lot the spirit of the season. We wished to cheer individuals up with Merry Xmas All people and it has proved timeless.” Right here, we share Noddy’s festive questions:

  1. Which glam rock group landed the 1974 festive No1 with Lonely This Christmas?
  2. “I don’t need loads for Christmas, there is only one factor I want” are the opening traces from which 1994 tune?
The Wombles characteristic on Query 6 – however what’s the reply?
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  1. Which Seventies superstars took the Christmas No1 in 1978 with Mary’s Boy Youngster/Oh My Lord?
  2. Which seasonal track has been recorded by Eartha Kitt, Kylie Minogue and Miss Piggy from The Muppets?
  3. Identify the pop knight who has invited us to have a Fantastic Christmastime yearly since 1979.
  4. David Essex’s A Winter’s Story was written by which former member of The Wombles in 1982?
Bing Crosby options on Query 13 – however what’s the reply?
  1. A frantic automotive journey from Abbey Highway Studios again to his native Middlesbrough for the festive season impressed which singer to jot down his most well-known track?
  2. How previous was solo vocalist Brenda Lee when she recorded her model of Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree in 1958?
  3. Elvis was crooning about what color Christmas in his 1964 hit?
  4. The unique 1984 model of Do They Know It’s Christmas? was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. However who sang the primary line?
Miss Piggy options on Query 4 – however what’s the reply?
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  1. And together with lady group Bananarama, who was the one different feminine singer on that first Band Support charity single?
  2. Which rock band, led by Ian Anderson, informed us to Ring Out Solstice Bells on their 1976 Christmas single?
  3. Which 1942 Bing Crosby track has offered 100million copies since its launch, in keeping with Guinness World Data?
  4. Who instructed we should always Cease The Cavalry of their 1980 anti-war Christmas hit which was set within the trenches of World Conflict One?
Aled Jones options on Query 21 – however what’s the reply?
  1. The opening line “Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born” is the English translation of which track that Steeleye Span carried out totally in Latin in 1972?
  2. Brian and Tony made up one half of East 17, who had a 1994 Christmas hit with Keep One other Day. What are the opposite two members’ first names?
  3. The track Do You Need To Construct A Snowman? by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and Katie Lopez options during which 2013 animated Disney movie?
  4. In The Twelve Days Of Christmas, what did my real love give to me on the seventh day?
Bananarama characteristic on Query 11 – however what’s the reply?
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  1. Which Welsh rocker sang the 1985 festive chart-topper Merry Christmas Everybody?
  2. I Want It Might Be Christmas On a regular basis, by Roy Wooden and Wizzard, and Merry Xmas All people, by Slade, each featured within the UK charts for the primary time during which 12 months?
  3. How previous was Aled Jones when he scored a 1985 Christmas hit with Strolling In The Air, from the animated movie The Snowman?
  4. Little Saint Nick is the title of a track from which 1960s Californian surf-loving band?
Slade within the Seventies – the band make £500,000 a 12 months in royalties from their hit Merry Xmas All people
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  1. Mike Oldfield’s cheery instrumental In Dulci Jubilo is a Christmas favorite – however what’s the English translation of the title?
  2. Final Christmas by Wham! was initially launched as a double A-side. What was the title of the opposite observe?
  3. In response to lyrics in Slade’s Merry Xmas All people, what does your granny all the time let you know?

  • These songs could be discovered on Now That’s What I Name Christmas, which will probably be performed on Celador radio stations on December 23 at from 6pm and Bauer radio stations on Christmas Day. Now That’s What I Name Christmas is offered on CD, digitally and on the Now music app.




  1. Mud.
  2. All I need for Christmas by Mariah Carey.
  3. Boney M.
  4. Santa Child.
  5. Sir Paul McCartney.
  6. Mike Batt.
  7. Chris Rea (Driving Dwelling For Christmas).
  8. 13.
  9. Blue.
  10. Paul Younger.
  11. Jody Watley from Shalamar.
  12. Jethro Tull.
  13. White Christmas.
  14. Jona Lewie.
  15. Gaudete.
  16. Terry and John.
  17. Frozen.
  18. Seven swans a swimming.
  19. Shakin’ Stevens.
  20. 1973.
  21. 14.
  22. The Seashore Boys.
  23. In Candy Rejoicing.
  24. Every little thing She Needs.
  25. That the previous songs are the very best.

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