The theme of the ‘A Spaceman came travelling’ is that Christmas and the story of Jesus came from an alien visitor. Originally inspired by the book ‘Chariots of the Gods’ for Erich Von Daniken! when De Burgh read the book he though “What if the Star of Bethlehem was a space craft and what if there is a benevolent being or entity in the universe keeping an eye on the world and our foolish things that we do to each other?
Release Date: 1976
Songwriter/s: Chris De Burgh
UK – 40
Ireland – 1
Canada – 22
The song topped the charts in Ireland for 15 weeks, in Canada it peaked at number 22. In the UK, the song peaked at number 40 on Official charts Company.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Christopher John Davison aka Chris De Burgh was 28 years old when he released this song.
Cover Versions: Eela Craig – Chyi Chin – Smokie – Paul Oscar – Mandaryna – Gregorian – Celtic Woman – Mrs Brown’s Boys – DJ Akira The Don – amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.