Jangle Bells: why weird duets like this make tills ring at ...


Jangle Bells: why weird duets like this make tills ring at Christmas

As Robbie Williams teams up with Tyson Fury, let's ponder the eternal appeal of the incongruous festive double-act

James Hall

One belts out hits for a living, the other belts opponents in the boxing ring. But this hasn’t stopped the unlikely pairing of singer Robbie Williams and heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury from releasing a Christmas duet.

Their song, Bad Sharon, urges listeners to “forget everything that went wrong and all sing along” before it becomes a bawdy anthem about a Christmas party. Williams and Fury entreat listeners to put on their glad rags, drink shots and “grab that Sharon from the office”, presumably somewhere near the photocopier.

“If it catches on, it could be huge,” says the Official Charts Company, which lists the single as a contender to be Christmas number one...

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