Hermes House Band
Released: 3rd December 2001.
Dutch trio Hermes House Band have already released a number of singles in continental Europe, and are finally releasing something over here. This song, made famous by Olivia Newton-John, peaked at No. 2 in Germany. It's been huge in clubs in the North of the country in particular, and on the usual music channels, whilst selling the odd copy on import. Although this is my tip for Christmas No. 1, I think they may well become one-hit-wonders, as their next single "Que Sera, Sera" is absolute rubbish.
Who would have thought DJ Otzi's "Hey Baby" could have become a UK No. 1? In a similar vein, Dutch act Hermes House Band serve up a slightly danced-up cover of John Denver's "Country Roads", just in time for the Christmas party season. This has been Top 10 in most of Europe, including Ireland on import alone, so be afraid, be very afraid.