I don't suppose Love Of The Common People will've appeared on all that many seasonal compilation albums over the years, but I always think of it as a Christmas song, for a few reasons. Namely:
1) It was, crucially, a hit at Christmas time - at least Paul Young's version was, in 1983. (I hadn't even realised his was a cover, actually, until looking it up earlier tonight; the Everly Brothers and Waylon Jennings had apparently both recorded versions many years previously.)
2) There are a few mentions of snow in the lyrics and some sleigh bell noises during the chorus. Fancy!
3) It has a Christmassy promo video, featuring Jeanette "Queenie" Charles and a superb sequence towards the end which sees Glynn "Dave from Minder" Edwards cutting a rug on the dancefloor (or at least in the front room). Gawd knows what the regulars in the Winchester would say if they ever clapped their minces on this!
Whatever happened to the Fabulously Wealthy Tarts anyway?
When We Rise - A cast of young unknowns steal the show in this honest, angry look at the rise of the modern gay movement.
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