Campaign to get Sir Terry Wogan song to top of Christmas charts

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Sir Terry Wogan could be heading back to the charts thanks to an online campaign to get the late broadcaster to Christmas Number One.

The star, who died this year following a battle with cancer, released a version of The Floral Dance in 1978, which reached number 21 in the charts.

Now a Facebook and Twitter account, entitled Campaign to get Terry's The Floral Dance to this year's Official Christmas Number One song, has been set up.

Sir Terry Wogan (Fiona Hanson/PA)
Sir Terry Wogan (Fiona Hanson/PA)

It could mean a chart battle with Sir Cliff Richard, who is also releasing a Christmas single, a festive mix of It's Better To Dream, a song which appears on the veteran singer's latest album.

Sir Cliff Richard on stage
Sir Cliff Richard (Joe Giddens/PA)

Last year, the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir reached the top of the charts with their charity single A Bridge Over You.

This year's Official Christmas Number One will be crowned on Friday December 23.

Contenders include One Day I'll Fly Away by Vaults, from the John Lewis Christmas advert.

James Corden could also be in the running for The Greatest Gift For Christmas Is Me, from the Sainsbury's advert.

James Corden
James Corden (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The X Factor winner could also grab this year's number one, while Kylie Minogue has released a Christmas album.

Charity groups in the running include Royal Trinity Hospice, which has covered The Living Years by Mike And The Mechanics in support of the hospice network.