We say goodbye to 2011 with a track that should’ve gotten a lot more recognition upon its release last year. The British synthpop duo Hurts included ‘All I Want for Christmas Is New Year’s Day’ on the ‘deluxe edition’ of the debut album Happiness.
It was initially released as a free download via iTunes in the United Kingdom and Ireland, yet it only charted in Austria (where it peaked at No.67). The music video is re-visited by characters from earlier Hurts videos (‘Better than Love,’ ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Stay’) as they gather around a grave, where a Christmas tree emerges.
Hurts did lift a few additional singles off their debut set this year .Despite Happiness reaching No.4 on the UK album tally, none of the duo’s singles have broken the top 20. Hopefully this will be achieved in 2012 and maybe just maybe ‘All I Want for Christmas Is New Year’s Day’ will be re-released and chart for real!
On Oct.6, Grey’s Anatomy will return to Swedish TV screens for a complete new season. The ABC TV show has already premiered in the States. A trailer is currently showcased on cable network Kanal 5 and the TV campaign is also part of Sony Music’s promotional efforts for Manchester duo Hurts. The group debuted with the single “Better than Love” before the summer.
The track was primarily a hit on the clubs, while radio picked up “Wonderful Life.” The video has currently tracked 4m views on YouTube. “Stay” will be issued commercially later this year but is already picking up a lot of interest due to it being the soundtrack to the Grey’s promo trailer. It is already the second most played Hurts track on Spotify. Hurts also performed at the Propaganda festival this August and will return to Debaser Medis Stockholm this October.
Eminem’s duet with Rihanna remains atop the Swedish singles chart this week. ”Love the Way You Lie” logs a tenth week on the tally, but is trailed by Oskar Linnros’ ”Från och med du” which moves 6-3. The Manchester group Hurts, bows at No.40 with ”Wonderful Life,” one of three new entries on the chart. Darin’s LoveKiller finally climbs to the No.1 position on the album chart, knocking Iron Maiden off the top. Katy Perry returns to the album chart with Teenage Dream at No.21, the title track moves 41-39 on the singles chart.