I was quite shocked when I heard THAT song a few days ago at a local breakfast restaurant, I asked the owner about his "play" list and he stated it was Spotify.
This is the first time I heard THAT song outside of my home or car, which is not surprising as I live in 'Merikah.
It gets regular play on UK radio this time of year. Not their finest moment considering such a successful year with The Works and the 4 singles all going Top 10. I think it was rushed as for some reason 1984 seemed to be the year everyone was bringing out a Xmas song.
THAT song is fine. The first time I heard IT was on the radio in my homeland Brazil back in January 1985 around Rock in Rio time.
I think THAT song is better than 90 per cent of all Xmas songs.
Hope you all enjoy THAT time of the year!
I don't understand why so many dislikes "TGIC". In Norway it is played a lot on the radio, and it certainly gives me that special feeling whenever I hear it. The vocals are excellent, and I do in fact like the simple melody lines for the verses.
It has a unique place in the Queen catalogue certainly. I enjoy hearing it, but this has been the first year I've accidently had it popping up randomly on shuffle throughout the year so I'm kind of conditioned now to quickly skip it and roll my eyes. Ask me again next year :)
I bought the 12" maxi single a few years ago. Not so much for the song but for the b-side which features 2 extended versions. Man On The Prowl which later became available on the 12" Collection CD inside the Box Of Tricks. The second extended version is more interesting. Keep Passing The Open Windows. To my knowledge it is only available on this Thank God It's Christmas 12 inch maxi single.
That song is on a couple of our holiday discs. But, that song is always followed by 'A Winter's Tale'. So, whether that song is good or not, it serves its now Pavlovian purpose.
'I Dream of Christmas' would have been better, but that song isn't that bad. Not great, not bad, that song is.
I like THAT song, but mainly in small doses around this time of year. like egg nog imho. amazing to think Let Me in Your Heart Again came from the same band around the same period of time. Merry Christmas!
Yes, i listended this track on radio on december 24, first time too, really suprise.
About the track, i don't think it's terrible, it's good, but not that good, i understand, i think that the band had little time for do it.
It's pretty bad. Very lightweight and unoriginal . Freddies vocals redeem it up to a point , as with a few other 80s tracks. I recall speculation from Jacky Gunn that it might have been meant as a joke.