Christmas hits: Slade to rake in more than £500k this year

Watford Observer: Christmas hits: Slade to rake in more than £500k this year Christmas hits: Slade to rake in more than £500k this year

Slade’s Noddy Holder has admitted his song “Merry Christmas Everybody” is like winning the lottery each year – though he has never actually revealed the income he receives form the Performing Rights Society (PRS).

However, researchers have spent the last year adding up all the factors that contribute to a healthy annual Christmas cheque and have come up with the top 10 Christmas money-spinning records.

According to www.prezzybox.com, Noddy has already earned half a million pounds from his song this year, with the big day a week away.

The top ten seasonal money earners are:

  1. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody £512,000
  2. Pogues – Fairytale Of New York £386,270
  3. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas £347,615
  4. Wham – Last Christmas £301,622
  5. Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine £98,408
  6. Band Aid – Do they Know It’s Christmas £78,030
  7. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone £53,834
  8. Pretenders – 2000 Miles £45,344
  9. East 17 – Stay Another Day £30,219
  10. Jona Lewie – Stop The Calvary £13,258

 

And prezzybox predicts that by New Year’s Eve Noddy will have made more than £800,000, Mariah will have raked in £455,000 and the Pogues £520,000.

Researchers take into account PRS royalties, plays on radio, TV, duke box plays, shop plays and compilation album sales.

To keep track of the cash as it keeps rolling in before the big day, visit http://www.prezzybox.com/apps/christmas-song-royalties.aspx

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8:29am Mon 16 Dec 13

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Good luck to Noddy and Slade, it's a great record they made.

On a side matter, does anyone proof read their articles anymore before publishing? Duke-box?
Good luck to Noddy and Slade, it's a great record they made. On a side matter, does anyone proof read their articles anymore before publishing? Duke-box? Phil Cox (UKIP)

9:05am Mon 16 Dec 13

LuthersLoveChild says...

and what has this got to do with Watford?
and what has this got to do with Watford? LuthersLoveChild

10:00am Mon 16 Dec 13

Reader (R) says...

LuthersLoveChild wrote:
and what has this got to do with Watford?
I dare say some of the Watford townsfolk have purchased this record in the past and most likely listen to it and enjoy it when played on the radio. I'd say thats a Watford connection.
[quote][p][bold]LuthersLoveChild[/bold] wrote: and what has this got to do with Watford?[/p][/quote]I dare say some of the Watford townsfolk have purchased this record in the past and most likely listen to it and enjoy it when played on the radio. I'd say thats a Watford connection. Reader (R)

10:32am Mon 16 Dec 13

xyz says...

How did Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" get to miss the top 10 list. It's a great song from 1973.
How did Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" get to miss the top 10 list. It's a great song from 1973. xyz

10:41am Mon 16 Dec 13

not a regular says...

Where is Elton?
Where is Elton? not a regular

11:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

robaldred@live.com.au says...

why does noddy not get the lolly ??
why does noddy not get the lolly ?? robaldred@live.com.au

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