- Audio CD (15 Dec 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single
- Label: Must Destroy / Atlantic
- ASIN: B000111T7G
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,414 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Christmas Time (Donít Let The Bells End) - Darkness, The|
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When we're all just about fed up with the same old christmas singles or the new lame cover versions produced by overly sincere boy/girl bands just to cash in on christmas and to get the christmas number one - this comes as a breath of fresh air!.
The Darkness play it strictly for laughs - and this single is just great fun!. Even with the falsetto vocals and the cheesy rock guitar riffs, the song is eminently singable - not least by the myriads of schoolboys across the land on whom the double-entendre of the main title won't be lost!.
And for the rest of us, this is what we want at Christmas! Something new - something to bring a smile to our faces when it's played on a loop in all the shops and supermarkets.
Thoroughly entertaining and original, The Darkness have struck just the right note here. A tongue-in-cheek tribute to previous christmas smashes - but also a new "classic" stamped with their own original style. We'll be seeing more of this song in future Christmasses I'm sure.
So altogether now - "It's Christmas time - Don't let the Bells End!!"