Doctor Who | The show’s going for a Christmas number 1 single – and here’s the song

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Russell T Davies and Murray Gold give us The Goblin Song, from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.


The brand new era of Doctor Who is seeing the show also target the Christmas music charts, perhaps wary that something more official than Doctorin’ The TARDIS should sit atop the listing.

It’s been announced that as part of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Church On Ruby Road, composer Murray Gold and writer Russell T Davies have put together what’s billed as a “fiendishy catchy song”.

It’s entitled The Goblin Song, and also comes with a music video, which has the brand new Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, as part of the attraction.

Proceeds from the sale of the track are going to the BBC’s Children In Need appeal, rather than to pay for upkeep of the TARDIS.

The Goblin Song is going to be released on Monday 11th December, debuting on BBC Sounds. It’s also heading to all the usual places, such as Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music, and other things that didn’t exist the last time Doctor Who threatened the music charts.

UPDATE: Here’s the song!

In the official announcement, we’ve got a few quotes from people involved.

Murray Gold, for instance, says that, “I don’t like these goblins and you won’t either but they have agreed to donate everything from their song to BBC Children in Need so let’s not give up on them”.

As for Russell T Davies, he added that, “we’re releasing this as an early Christmas present for everyone. And if you want to see how the Doctor and Ruby escape from the Goblin King at the end of the song, you’ll have to watch on Christmas Day!”

It seems fitting to leave you with the aforementioned Doctorin’ The Tardis, from The Timelords (The KLF in this case). It topped the charts all the way back in 1988…

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