Another Rock n' Roll Christmas

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"Another Rock and Roll Christmas"
Single by Gary Glitter
from the album Boys Will Be Boys
Released 1 December 1984[1]
Format 7", cassette, CD single
Recorded 1984
Genre Glam rock, rock 'n' roll
Length 3:49
Label Arista[2]
Writer(s) G Glitter, M Leander, E Seago
Producer(s) Mike Leander
Gary Glitter singles chronology
"When I'm On I'm On"
(1984)
"Another Rock n' Roll Christmas" (1984) "Shout, Shout, Shout"
(1984)
Music sample

"Another Rock and Roll Christmas" is a Christmas song by Gary Glitter, written by Glitter with Mike Leander and Eddie Seago. It was one of the most played Christmas hits on UK radio from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, but is now rarely heard publicly following the singer's convictions on child pornography and abuse charges. First released in 1984, the song was later included on the album Boys Will Be Boys (1985) and was reissued many times, both as a single (including a collectors picture disc) and on other albums.

Popularity[edit]

The song sold well, hitting number seven in the UK Singles Chart,[3] and was Glitter's most successful song since 1975. Though he was still touring regularly when the song came out, Glitter has credited "Another Rock n' Roll Christmas" as a song that gave him a resurgence in popularity.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by former heavy metal band Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno for the album Rockin' Good Xmas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guinness Book of Hit Singles 17th Edition (2004)
  2. ^ "Gary Glitter: Another Rock N' Roll Christmas". Discogs. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 229. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.