Happy Birthday Shane MacGowan!

Shane MacGowan turns 50 today. Can’t believe he made it. And his Fairytale of New York continues to top the charts at Xmas…

The Pogues’ song Fairytale of New York has topped a chart of the UK’s most played Christmas song on UK radio over the past five years.
The chart, calculated through radio, television and public performance plays, features Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas in second place.
Wham’s Last Christmas takes the third spot.
Fairytale Of New York made headlines last week when BBC Radio 1 decided, briefly, to edit out the word “faggot”.
Listeners complained about the station editing the 20-year-old festive hit, and Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt reversed the decision.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Pogues song tops festive playlist