Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)

Bowie & Crosby

Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

3rd 1982


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • One of Bowie's most successful commercial releases of his career

  • Bowie was not keen on singing Little Drummer Boy so Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan wrote the counterpoint Peace on Earth for Bowie to sing

  • Crosby died a mere five weeks after recording

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

Second Place Seed for Group Draw

H1: 313pts Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

H2: 234pts Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)- Bowie & Bing

H3: 170pts Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses

H4: 134pts 25th December - Everything but the Girl

Last 16 v Christmas! (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love (79% - 21% defeat)

2016 Christmas Song World Cup

Last 16 eliminated by Mike Oldfield In Dulce Jubilo

2012 Christmas Song World Cup

Group Stage

2008 Christmas Song World Cup

Did Not Qualify