Slade: Has Half The World Heard Merry Xmas Everybody?
Can you believe that nearly half the world’s population has already heard Slade’s evergreen Merry Xmas Everybody this year?That’s the claim being made by the Performing Rights Society, who say that it’s been played in over 47 countries during 2009. Well, they should know, as the PRS collects royalties on behalf of composers and songwriters. However, their suggestion that, therefore, up to 42 per cent of world’s population might have therefore listened to the 1973 hit strikes us as being rather optimistic. They might have had the opportunity, but how many have taken advantage?
In case you’ve never heard Merry Xmas Everybody, you’ll find it on the new compilation Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade Party Hits.