2012 Christmas countdown in songs: 1 – Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)
To mark the countdown to Christmas, every day we will feature a festive song. From the well-known to the more obscure, each tune is sure to help you to get into the Christmas spirit!
In an age when reality-show winners, covers and charity singles have dominated the Christmas charts, glam rockers The Darkness’ 2003 anthem was a throwback to the great Christmas songs of old. With guitar solos sprinkled amidst sleigh bells and shrieking vocals, it is tongue in cheek, naughty and loads of fun, giving it everything one could want from a Christmas rock record. The Darkness were also involved in an intriguing battle for the Christmas No. 1 spot with Proper Crimbo and Gary Jules’ cover of Mad World.