Published On: Fri, Nov 10th, 2017

John Lewis Christmas advert 2017: Elbow tipped for Christmas Quantity One


The band, whose cowl of The Beatles’ Golden Slumbers is the soundtrack to this year’s clip, have been given odds of 6/1 by Paddy Energy to achieve the summit on the chart issued December 22.

Solely George Michael (13/eight), Ed Sheeran (four/1) and Mariah Carey (four/1) have higher odds.

William Hill have additionally narrowed their odds down to six/1 from 100/1, forward of this 12 months’s X Issue winner (9/1).

A spokesperson mentioned: “Elbow will not be related to Christmas and as such have been large outsiders.

“We expect the music is superb and a real contender for the festive primary.”

The music has confirmed to be a very talked-about component of the brand new business.

“Love the @johnlewisretail advert however I like this model of #goldenSlumbers by @Elbow much more. @Guy_Garvey ‘s voice by no means fails! #mozTheMonster,” one particular person tweeted.

One other wrote: “Not as a lot of a tear jerker because the outdated man, penguin, or bear however nonetheless good and obvs love the soundtrack by @Elbow (Man Garvey ought to simply be the voice of Christmas full cease)! #MozTheMonster.”

A 3rd mentioned: “#MozTheMonster Elbow can do no mistaken and their model of Golden slumbers is ideal, the advert is enjoyable and we do not need to be balling our eyes out yearly, this one is touching and intelligent.”

If the Moz the Monster-endorsed Golden Slumbers does go all the way in which, will probably be the primary John Lewis Christmas advert music since 2013 to take action.

Lily Allen’s Someplace Solely We Know was the final music on the retailer’s festive deal with to hit No1, with final 12 months’s observe – One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults – going no increased than No53.

Gabrielle Aplin’s spin on The Energy of Love (2012) is the one different observe from the advertisements to hit the highest spot.

Ellie Goulding’s Your Track hit No2 in 2010, whereas Gradual Shifting Millie’s Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Need charted at No31.

Tom Odell’s Actual Love peaked at No7, whereas in 2015 Auora’s Half The World Away was No15.

The John Lewis advert has simply been launched, which means Elbow’s effort is predicted to scale the iTunes rankings over the approaching hours.

Presently the digital retailer’s rundown is dominated by Rita Ora’s Anyplace (No1), Camila Cabello’s Havana (No2) and Ed Sheeran’s Good (No3).

Final 12 months’s Christmas Quantity One was Clear Bandit’s Rockabye.

It was reported yesterday that Michelle McManus, former Pop Idol winner, can also be on this 12 months’s race with a charity single.

Elbow have by no means had a primary single, and have in truth solely graced the Prime 10 as soon as: with 2008’s One Day Like This, which reached No4 a number of years after its launch thanks to make use of on the London Olympics.

They’ve had far more success with their albums: their final two data, 2014’s The Take Off And Touchdown Of The whole lot and this 12 months’s Little Fictions each hit the summit.


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