Terry Wogan fans launch campaign to make ‘The Floral Dance’ Christmas Number One

Wogan's version of 'The Floral Dance' originally made Number 21 back in 1978.

Terry Wogan fans have launched a campaign to get his folk-pop hit ‘The Floral Dance’ to Christmas Number One.

The beloved broadcaster released a cover of the classic early 20th century folk song in 1978 and saw it climb to Number 21 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart. He even performed it on Top Of The Pops at the time.


Now a social media campaign aiming to return the song to the charts is gaining momentum. A ‘Floral Dance’ for Christmas Number One Facebook page has amassed over 26,000 likes and a Twitter account has been launched too.

The campaign’s organisers have even made a Star Wars-style promo clip for the campaign – watch below.


Terry Wogan died in January following a short battle with cancer. The Irish-born broadcaster, who was knighted in 2005, was 77 at the time. Following the news of Wogan’s death, the likes of Kylie Minogue, David Cameron and Ricky Gervais paid tribute to the late star.

The latest bookmakers odds have the X Factor winner’s single as favourite for the 2016 Christmas Number One. James Corden is in close contention with his song from the Sainsbury’s Christmas TV advert, while David Bowie, Spice Girls, Cliff Richard and Stormzy are all available at keen odds too.

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