STORY OF SONG
“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ was recorded while the air conditioning was tuned down to its coolest temperature so the Wizzard in order to create a wintry feel! Engineer Steve Brown decorated the studio with Christmas decorations to make the band get the band feel the Christmas spirit. The backing vocals for the song are by ‘The Suedettes’, augmented by the choir of Stockland Green Bilateral School first year. Roy Wood had arranged for the Stockland Green School choir to sing at ‘Top of the Pops’ T.V recording, but they replaced by a local stage school in London.
Release Date: December 1973 – Re-recorded and released in 1981.
Songwriter/s: Roy Wood
Label: Harvest – Warner Bros. Records
UK – 4
Ireland – 6
The song peaked at number 4 on the UK Official Charts Company for 4 consecutive weeks and reached number 6 on the Irish Charts. Wizzard’s Christmas song was re-recorded with children from Kempsey Primary School in Worcester and re-issued in 1981 peaking at number 41 on the UK Singles Charts. The Christmas song re-entered the charts in the UK and Ireland many times between 1981 until 2016. In 2007 it peaked at number 16 in the UK and reached number 42 in Ireland. In 2016 it entered the UK charts at number 36. The song didn’t enter the charts in the US.
Artist’s age on Release Date: The band ‘Wizzard had been active for 1 years when they released this song.
Cover Versions: Kylie Minogue – The Big Christmas Reunion 2013 (Five, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Blue, Honeyz, Liberty X) – Roy Wood Big Band – Die Toten Hosen – A-Teens – Girls Aloud – Spice Girls – Westlife – El Vez – Sam Nixon – Robert Richmond – Ash – All Star United – Les Fradkin – Sarah Brightman – Connie Talbot – Eoghan Quigg (The X Factor 2008) – The Saturdays – Wilson Philips – Celtic Thunder – Moe McElderry, Alfie Boe, Stacey Solomon, Same Difference, Amy Childs – Olly Murs – Leona Lewis – Elisa – Nick Lowe -The Vamps – Amateur artists covered this son on Youtube.