(PRWEB UK) 24 December 2012
For the second year running, car insurance comparison website Tiger.co.uk has published the results of its annual Christmas songs survey. Last year the survey asked people what their least favourite Christmas song was, but this year the survey also asked what their favourite Christmas song was.
The survey yielded some interesting results, topping the chart of favourites was “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey which secured a respectable 26% of the vote. However, it seemed to polarise the opinion of Tiger staff because it also came joint second in their worst Christmas song chart with 11% of the vote.
When it was released in 1994 “All I Want For Christmas Is You” missed out on the number one spot to “Stay Another Day” by East 17, but to date it has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling singles of all time. Furthermore, in a 2012 survey by PRS for Music, it reached number 2 in their list of most popular Christmas songs, missing out on the top spot to the popular 1987 hit “Fairytale Of New York” by the Pogues which came second in the Tiger.co.uk poll.
Last year the survey revealed “Mistletoe and Wine” by Cliff Richard to be the worst Christmas song for those polled and this year it came as no surprise to see it back at the top of the list securing a whopping 32% of the vote. Despite its unpopularity with staff at Tiger.co.uk, “Mistletoe and Wine”, was the biggest selling single of 1988 selling more than 750,000 copies.
Andrew Goulborn, Commercial Director at Tiger.co.uk commented “Following the success of last year’s survey we thought we would expand on it and publish our staff’s favourite Christmas song alongside their least favourite. It wasn’t a surprise to see that Cliff Richard came top of the list of worst Christmas songs again, but it was surprising to see Mariah Carey splitting opinion this year.
On a more serious note, we urge drivers to be careful if they are changing the radio station while driving. Even if they do hear Cliff Richard come on or decide they want to listen to Maria Carey, consider stopping somewhere safe to change stations - lapses in concentration, even minor ones can cause accidents. Make sure you stay safe on the roads this Christmas and avoid any car insurance claims in the New Year”.