Next up is, what I reckon, is a hugely underrated 45 thanks to it having a fabulous hook and cracking sing-a-long chorus.
It was released in October 1979 and was a brand-new song not having featured on the debut LP. I’m not claiming it’s a bona-fide all-time classic but it deserved to do better than three weeks in the Top 4o with a peak position of #32.
The b-side, unusually, was a cover version. It was of a song by The Chocolate Watch Band, an American garage rock band, with The Undertones picking it up as it had been included on the Nuggets compilation LP which they regarded as essential listening. Mind you, this particular song title is something they could have come up quite easily themselves:-
Merry Christmas Everyone. Here’s the long-standing tradition of the day:-
I’m going to be here all week…..so feel free to drop in any time you like.