Ol'55's 1976 single "(I Want A) Rockin' Christmas" was not only a massive hit, but - surely - it's one of the most brilliant and rockin' Xmas songs ever! If you don't believe us give it another listen. Check out the great song and the incredible arrangement - this one gives the classic Phil Spector Christmas songs from the early '60s a run for their money for sure. The track was so big in Melbourne - 7 weeks at number 1 on the 3XY chart we believe - that it was still getting played AFTER Xmas and had to pulled from the playlist while it was still #1. Which must've been a first!
And this fantastic video from back in the day:
Band performing the song, fully outfitted, 1976 (not 1980 as it says under the clip - this line-up split in '77)
Then why don't you tune in and follow our fantastic Christmas playlist, which kicks off with Ol'55 and also features brilliant tracks from Elvis, Michael Bublé, Slade, Frankie Valli, Eagles, Kylie, The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Bruce Springsteen, Wizzard, Chuck Berry, Dwight Yoakam and many more!