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The Christmas Novelty Song That Out-Charted Adele and Nirvana

‘Dominick the Donkey’ has set toes tapping for 82 years

Brace yourselves, Adele fans. You, too, lovers of Nirvana.

A song about a lovable donkey who helps Santa deliver gifts out-charted both of them in Britain after BBC Radio 1 gave it heavy



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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.