Oh yes, I've been listening to Squeeze in the car again. It happens once a year, until Melvin says, "Are you sick of this yet?" And it comes close to being chucked out the window. I forget how witty their lyrics are. It cheers me up. I have the little man singing "Cool for cats".
Now since their has been such talk about Slade here is some history.
"Slade is a British glam rock band. The band formed in the late 1960s as R&B act, The N'Betweens, and later as the rock act Ambrose Slade, but found great success in the early 1970s, releasing a series of popular singles in what was perceived as being a glam rock style. Slade remain one of the most recognisable acts of the glam rock movement, and were, at their peak, the most commercially popular band in the UK. The band is possibly most famous for the song "Merry Xmas Everybody", originally released in December 1973 , which was never deleted and is heard regularly at Christmas time everafter; it is now the most iconic British Christmas pop song."
And this shocked me...
"During the height of their success, Slade out-performed their chart rivals Wizzard, Sweet, T. Rex, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Gary Glitter and even David Bowie. In the UK they achieved 11 top five hits in a three-year span from 1971 to 1974, six of which topped the charts."