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Lonely This Christmas


Album Released as a single

The song is about spending Christmas without the girl he loves. The singer misses all the good times that they used to have last Christmas. It was written and produced by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The song was performed in the style of Elvis Presley’s slower songs from his later career, the song is often erroneously attributed to Elvis.

Release Date: December 1974

Songwriter/s: Mike Chapman – Nicky Chinn

Label: RAK

Chart Rankings:
UK – 1
The song topped the UK Singles Charts and sold over 750.000 copies. It became Mud’s second number 1 one song in the UK.

Artist’s age on Release Date: The band was active for 8 years when they released this song.

Cover Versions: Lucky Soul – Blue – Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – Little Man Take – KT Tunstall – Los Campesinos – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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    Terry Edwards

    December 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I sang with Mud for an hour in the early seventies. and that is no joke. At the time they had a Ford Zodiac or Executive that broke down in Exeter, they were on their way to a gig in Ilfracombe. I was the Taxi driver that picked them up to take them to a car hire firm, due to insurance problems they could not hire a vehicle. They asked if I could take them all the way which I happily did. As an Elvis fan and amature impersonater my taxi was full of Elvis songs and for the next hour Mud and I belted out many Elvis hit songs, we all had a great time and I can understand how people can think this song was an Elvis hit. Thanks Mud an unforgetable memory. Terry


    August 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Great group les grey great singer
    Seen them live at bailys in Leicester. They were great loved em.

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