The ballad, which went to number two in the UK singles chart in 1987, scooped 24 per cent of all votes cast in a poll of more than 10,000 people conducted by music channel VH1.
The original 1984 Band Aid charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? came second, three places higher than this year's (04) version, which claimed fifth place.
The Top Five Christmas Songs are:1: FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES and KIRSTY MACCOLL (1987) 2: DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID (1984) 3: LAST CHRISTMAS - WHAM! (1984) 4: MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY - SLADE (1973)
5: DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - BAND AID 20 (2004)16/12/2004 17:46