Hello, Music Fans!


Finally the christmas holidays are here! I’m sure that I speak on behalf of the whole DMU student body when I say boy are we ready for it!

After another break from the playlists last week, we’re back with the Festive Favourites Monday Playlist. From the classics to the contemporary, this playlist is a great soundtrack to munching your way through copious amounts of mince pies, pigs-in-blankets and those infamous sprouts! So don your cracker crown, and hit that play button below!

From this week onwards we hope to get back on track with consistent content, so keep us in your bookmarks for some great music news, reviews and features! Don’t forget that you can also follow our content uploads on Twitter, by searching the hashtag #DemonMusic.

‘Til next week,

Nicola x

Music Editor, demon-media.co.uk

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1. ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ – John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Alex Underwood (@broadcasteralex) says: “This is the ultimate peace anthem disguised as a Christmas song. It has the added benefit of not making Yoko sound incredibly annoying for a change (never ever watch John Lennon perform post-Beatles).”

2. ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’ – The Darkness

Nicola Allen (@NicoClaireAllen) says: “For me, it wouldn’t be christmas without sticking this song on repeat. Written and performed by arguably the last remaining hair rock band in the UK – The Darkness – ‘Christmas Time…’ is great for a raucous singalong on Christmas Day, thanks to its howling chorus and high-pitched screeches. Don’t forget about those beautiful guitar solos too!”

3. ‘Last Christmas’ – Wham!

Harry Dean (@harrydeansays) says: “If you’ve been brought up on a diet of 80’s music and cheesy pop songs, then you know where I’m coming from with this tune! This song is as traditional in my house as the turkey itself, and just wouldn’t be the same without it! This year, save yourself some tears – don’t give it so someone special. Play this song to yourself and have a cheeky dance while nobody’s looking!”

4. ‘Stay Another Day’ – East 17

Bradley Duggan (@bradley_duggan) says: “Not the most conventional Christmas song, but one that everybody can sing along with. This track gained East 17 one of the best selling songs in the 90’s, and incredible feat with the 90’s being a major boyband era (Take That, Westlife, Backstreet Boys & Boyzone, just to name a few). The only thing that resembles Christmas is the snow in the video (and we never get that anyway), but this is a sure-fire way to create a great Christmas atmosphere.”

5. ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ – Chris Rea

Harry says: “For all those students making the long journey back home during this festive period, this is the song for you. It may not have the heavy beat you want to pump yourself up for Christmas, but it’s definitely one for your own playlist. It’s always plastered all over the radio so don’t think you can escape it there either! This is another 80’s classic that is just loved by all, so if you’re driving home this winter, make sure you’re listening to this tune!”

6. ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ – Wizzard

Natalie Whitehouse (@_natbcfc) says: “Nothing puts a smile on my face more than the festive season; all the food, the presents, the company and of course the classic Christmas tunes like this one from Wzizard! Christmas is absolutely my favourite time of the year, so I too wish it could be Christmas every single day!”

7. ‘Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord’ – Boney M.

Natalie says: “There’s a story behind this one: pretty much every single year whilst I was at secondary school, my friend would – without fail – sing this at least ten times a week in the build up to Christmas. It went from funny to annoying, but you couldn’t help but smile and join in! It’s one of those songs that makes me smile every time it comes on, because it reminds me of being in lessons and hearing my mate singing it!”

8. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid (1984)

Elliott Plevin says: “Taking the Christmas number 1 in 1984 Band Aid were raising money for Ethiopian famine relief, and were rather successful as it was the biggest selling UK single until 1997,  selling a million copies in its first week. It’s one of those songs everyone sings along to, always comes on at Christmas parties, and was actually created for a valuable cause.”

9. ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey

Nicola says: “This year it seems that Mariah Carey’s essential Christmas lick is my soundtrack of choice for the festive period. I’ve already serenaded my other half with this, high notes and all, as well as belting it into my hairbrush. It is a sickly sweet single, and one that showcases every note in Mariah’s incredible vocal range.”

If you have a couple more minutes to spare, why not check out the past week’s other content?