Documentary: The Story Of The...


Documentary: The Story Of The Christmas Chart Topper


07:02 20 Dec 2018

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Get ready to be taken through The Story of The Christmas Chart Topper.

In this music documentary, 98FM's Ciaran O'Connor will bring you the history and stories behind some of the biggest Christmas songs.

Starting way back when, we’ll find out about the early beginnings of the Christmas song and what it takes to make a Christmas hit.

We’ll also find out what is Dublin’s favourite Christmas song.

We’ll speak to those responsible for some of the biggest Christmas tracks and the stories surrounding them, including:

  • Noddy Holder of Slade
  • Terry Cauldwell from East 17
  • Steve Lillywhite, the producer of Fairy Tale of New York and Ex Husband of Kirsty MacColl
  • Winner of the X Factor in 2000, Joe McElderry
  • Zig & Zag
  • Jon Morton, Man behind the campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to No. 1
  • Paul K Joyce, Composer of the Christmas No. 1 ‘Can We Fix It’
  • Malcome McFarland, Editor of ‘Bing Magazine’
  • John Caddell, Digital Music Director for Communicorp Media.
  • Pat Carty from Hot Press Magazine.
  • James Coughlan, Ireland’s biggest U2 fan.

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