New Hits Friday…uh, Saturday: 28th December 2018

No proper new hits in the chart this week, because most of the ‘new entries’ are actually re-entries of Christmas songs from previous years! A couple of them are actually marking their very first time in the Top 40, though, so let’s have a look.

Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

This was first released in 1963, but never charted in the UK until Christmas 2016, when it reached #74. It charted again at #77 the following Christmas, but it was only this week that it finally hit the UK Top 40 at #22!

There’s no video for this.

Katy Perry – Cosy Little Christmas

This is a brand new Christmas track for 2018, so I expect it will become a feature of the music channels around Christmas time in future years. It’s kind of cheesy and I expect it will take me a few years to warm to this one.

There’s no video yet.

The Jackson Five – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

Originally released in 1970, but this is the first time it’s been in the Top 40!

There’s no video for this one either.

Most of the Radio 1 chart programme from yesterday was taken up with the chart of the year, so I’ll make a few observations about that once the final official 2018 chart has been confirmed by the Official Charts Company on New Year’s Day!

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