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Chart Attack #9 - Songs About Winter

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Paul McClean | 12:51 UK time, Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The snow is squalling outside the window of ATL Towers, coating the city centre with a veil of white. It's so very pretty, until you try to get a sarnie up the street and shatter both your elbows. We're kind of in the middle of it all being a winter wonderland and not wanting to walk like our great-grannies anymore, so in honour of this further climate oddness, we bring you ATL's not-particularly-very-well thought-through top 10 songs about Winter. Special mention must to go bands whose names suit the seasonal deluge - balaclavas off to Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, Canadian bad boy rapper Snow, Coldplay and Wintersleep - but it is the songs we're after this time. Agree? Disagree? Throw us a virtual snowball in the form of a comment below...

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Chart Attack #8 - Top 5 (vaguely) Alternative Christmas Songs

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Rigsy | 14:16 UK time, Friday, 18 December 2009

Having just read the grinch's list of the most annoying Christmas songs ever, I thought it a good idea to redress the balance a little with a list of five vaguely alternative festive-y treats. In reality, my favourite Christmas songs are (inevitably) this and (I'm not ashamed to admit) this, but here's a few choice picks from supposedly more credible acts.

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Chart Attack #7 - Most Annoying Christmas Songs Ever

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Paul McClean | 15:16 UK time, Thursday, 3 December 2009

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? As ever, November had barely even begun and every time we flicked our dial to a radio station it was wall to wall enforced merriment and oh-so-cosy festive bo... sorry... frolicks. We love Christmas, don't get us wrong, but for every Fairytale of New York there is a seasonal abomination that makes us want to boot an elf from here to Lapland and back. "Bah humbug", we say to the purveyors of X-mas tat, here is our list of the top five worst holly-be-decked offenders. Sir Cliff gets a bye, because we met him once and he smelt very nice.

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