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Stop the Cavalry

Jona Lewie

Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

3rd 1980


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • Only denied number 1 spot in 1980 by two relreleased Lennon singles after the ex-Beatles murder on December 8

  • Written as a protest song

  • Lewie has said that royalties from the single account for 50% of his income stream

  • 7th place on the Top Ten Christmas Song Money Earners

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

Second Place Seed for Group Stage Draw

B1: 257pts   Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens

B2: 237pts I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday - Roy Wood & Wizzard

B3: 213pts   Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

B4: 174pts   Thank God it's Christmas - Queen

Group Stage : Despite being in the qualifying positions through the two week voting, Jona Lewie eventually succumbed in a fiercely comepttive group

2016 Christmas Song World Cup

Quarter Finals defeated by Slade Merry Xmas Everybody

2012 Christmas Song World Cup

Last 16 elimination at the hands of Darlene Love Christmas! (Baby Please Come Home)

2008 Christmas Song World Cup

Last 16 loss to Wham! Last Christmas

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