Day 12 13 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY – ROYALTIES
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 12th December 2018
If you’ve seen the film About A Boy, then you’ll know that if you – or even just a relative – writes a Christmas song that gets played over and over and over and over every festive season, you may never have to work a day in your life. Or that is what this item I saw on the internet claims.
The royalties that you can make from Christmas songs is absurd, even if said festive tune is the only hit you ever have.
So how much do the likes of Slade, Mariah Craey and Cliff Richard get paid in royalties every December for their Xmas hits?
Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade £500,000
Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues £400,000
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey £376,000
White Christmas by Bing Crosby £328,000
Last Christmas by Wham! £300,000
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney £260,000
Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard £100,000
Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie £120,000
2000 Miles by The Pretenders £102,000
Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 £97,000
Despite this, East 17’s Tony said a while back that he prays Stay Another Day “doesn’t come on” while he’s out and about.
“I find it really awkward to listen to” he said. “When I walk around Tesco I’m always praying it doesn’t come on.
“My family never play it! My friends like to put it on and turn it up to wind me up. They’ve been told off plenty of times.”
No matter how much I hated a song, I still reckon I could put up with it if you handed me a cheque for £97,000 every year.
INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon – .Deborah Whipp
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK
- Christmas by Dick Bruna
- The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – Tom Fletcher
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS
Christmas Stories by Michael Morpurgo
Dickens at Christmas (Vintage Classics) by Charles Dickens
A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER
Marvel Heroes Annual 2019
- Good King Wenceslas
Bad Santa (2003)
HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…
Happiness at Christmas is…dressing up like Eskimos to keep cosy and warm
IT’S GRANDAD’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
What do you call a woman who stands between two goal posts? Annette
AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…
At Christmas Love is…when he gives you his Christmas Bonus cheque
CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
Little Donkey – The Beverley Sisters
Highest Chart Position: No.14 12th December 1959
4 version hit the charts Highest by Nina & Frederic making No.5 in December 1960
A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
A JAZZ CHRISTMAS 2 CDs – Various artistes: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, etc
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Wednesday 12th December 2018
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