Infographic: How to build a Christmas novelty number one

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Once every decade since the ’60s, the Christmas number one slot has succumbed to seasonal madness, with the British public falling under the spell of some bizarre novelty song or other. In DG #33 we investigated the phenomenon and attempted to identify the features these otherwise inexplicable chart-toppers have in common.

This infographic was published in DG#33. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.

 

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