Slade's Noddy Holder to earn £800,000 this year from 'Merry Xmas Everybody'

Royalties from the 40 year old song will reportedly make close to £1 million for the glam rocker

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Slade frontman Noddy Holder is reportedly set to earn around £800,000 this year from his band's festive 1973 hit, 'Merry Xmas Everybody'.

The track is top of the Christmas song list when it comes to pulling in the royalties, with The Pogues in second place, set to earn an estimated £520,000 by the end of the year from 'Fairytale Of New York' and Mariah Carey in third, as she is likely to make £455,000 from 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' in 2013.

The cash will come from royalties, which stack up through radio, television, jukebox and shop plays as well as compilation album sales, reports See how much the Top 10 festive tracks are estimated to have earned so far this year below.

1. Slade – 'Merry Xmas Everybody' £512,000
2. Pogues – Fairytale Of New York' £386,270
3. Mariah Carey – 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' £347,615
4. Wham! – 'Last Christmas' £301,622
5. Cliff Richard – 'Mistletoe & Wine' £98,408
6. Band Aid – 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' £78,030
7. Shakin' Stevens – 'Merry Christmas Everyone' £53,834
8. Pretenders – '2000 Miles' £45,344
9. East 17 – 'Stay Another Day' £30,219
10. John Lewie – 'Stop The Cavalry' £13,258

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