‘Fairytale of New York’: New Yorkers asked to listen to UK’s favourite Christmas song and they were baffled

It’s Britain’s favourite Christmas song; “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues can be heard on a near-loop in the run-up to Christmas in the UK.

But, despite its title, people in the US are barely aware of it.

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  • ontario john

    I would have thought the muslim call to prayer, would be the most popular in Britain.

  • tom_billesley

    I think Wizzard and Slade are more popular.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I never “got” The Pogues personally. This track is no exception. Meh.

  • tom_billesley

    Coming of the Lorde questioned.
    https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/pop-star-lorde-considers-cancelling-israel-show-after-backlash-a3725616.html

    Pop star Lorde has admitted she is considering pulling out of a concert in Israel after a backlash from fans.
    The singer, 21, responded on Twitter on Thursday night after an open letter called for her to cancel her June show in Tel Aviv.

    • bargogx1

      The Lorde giveth, and the Lorde taketh away.

      • J. C.

        *rimshot* 😉

  • canminuteman

    Their loss. I love the Pogues.

  • ntt1

    think of it as an anthem for chav/chavette culture, new York is a red herring it could be any fading industrial town in the north of england and this is why it is so popular its reality for a hell of a lot of people