Christmas Compendium Track 44:

Peak UK Chart Position: #4 in December 1993.
Christmas Chart Position: #4.

The Bee Gees’ biggest hit for six years, since “You Win Again” topped the charts in 1987, and the second single released from their 1993 album “Size Isn’t Everything”. In fact, no subsequent single would peak higher: both “Alone” in 1997 and “Immortality” (with Celine Dion) in 1998 went no further than number five. Only three songs charted higher for Christmas 1993, two of which were – expectedly – Take That, and Mr Blobby, and the other being Chaka Demus and Pliers’ “Twist And Shout”.

Quick facts:

  • Despite only peaking at number four, it managed to be the 33rd best seller of the year.
  • The only place where it charted higher was Brazil, where it got to number one.
  • It was one of nineteen top ten hits for the group, five of which got to number one.
  • Today would have been the birthday of both Maurice (died 12th January 2003) and Robin (died 20th May 2012), who were born on this day in 1949.

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