Could It Be A 60s Christmas?
The Christmas Number One album spot is perhaps one of the most coveted positions of the year for any musician, and a group of 60s fans are trying their hand at reaching it with their collection called ‘I Grew Up In The 60s’.
Competing with the likes of One Direction, Girls Aloud and Bruno Mars, the album contains favourite 60s songs along with themes from TV shows such as ‘Dixon Of Dock Green’ and films including ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
Gordon Campbell, who runs the Music Kitchen, a production company based in Edinburgh, was one of the coordinators of the project and expects it to rise up the charts. He said: "It's quirky and seems to have captured the imagination of many people. I don't think I've seen an album before that has music from the Beach Boys and Louis Armstrong beside TV themes from The Avengers and Grandstand. It encapsulates the whole mood and feel of the 60s rather than just the songs."
The collection, which has been released by EMI, has already reached number 15 just one week after its issue and was named as Amazon’s top ‘Mover and Shaker’.
Ally Ballingall, who hosts a daily show on Bauer radio stations across Scotland, said the album has gone down well with listeners. "Since playing some of the classic songs from it this week we have had a terrific response from the public," the DJ said, "It was such an exciting musical decade and I think this album will certainly reach the top five by Christmas."
‘I Grew Up In The 60s’ is out now priced at £10.99.