Top Ten Christmas Songs
We’re all in a very holly jolly mood here at I-95! Maybe it’s because our company Christmas party is tonight, and what would a Christmas party be without the greatest Christmas songs of all time? So, here’s what we’ll be listening to while we’re sipping the nog and doing God knows what under the mistletoe!
Happy XMas (War Is Over)
Released in 1971, Happy Xmas was originally a Vietnam war protest song and has since become a Christmas standard. What better way to remember John Lennon?
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Boss and his band recorded this song during a gig on Long Island New York back in 1975. It wasn’t released though until 1985, when it was a “B side” of a 45 RPM record, on the other side was “My Hometown” which was part of his “Born In The U.S.A. album.
Please Come Home For Christmas
Originally released by Charles Brown, a blues singer, back in 1960. The Eagles recorded and released it in 1978 as a 7 inch vinyl single, and then again on CD in the 1990s. Don Henley is the lead vocalist on the song.
Wonderful Christmas Time
Sir Paul recorded this wonderful song all by himself. He played every instrument including the famous synthesizer riff that makes the song.
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee recorded this song in 1958, she was only 13 years old at the time! Such a mature sounding voice at that age. Brenda Lee would become one of the most popular voices in country music.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
This was originally one of Phil Spector’s grand productions, he used to call them “mini-symphonies” for teenagers. The song was recorded in 1963.
U2 recorded it in July of 1987 during a sound check in Scotland. Not a very “Christmasy” time of the year but they pulled it off! It was part of the “Very Special Christmas” compilation album in 1987.
Christmas Is the Time To Say “I Love You”
Billy Squier recorded this song while in the MTV studios in New York. MTV was just beginning, and you can hear the original VJs and stage staff singing in the background.
Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Recorded on November 25, 1984, to raise money for famine relief in the country of Ethiopia. The song features an all star cast of rock and pop singers like, Phil Collins, Bono, Boy George, Bob Gelfof, Sting, Roger Daltry, Paul McCartney, George Michael, and members of Duran Duran, among others.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Originally recorded by 13 year old Jimmy Boyd in July of 1952, Indiana’s John Mellencamp recorded the song for the 1987 album “A Very Special Christmas”. You can hear John’s young kids at the time singing the chorus at the end.
Little Saint Nick
A song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love with that familiar Beach Boys sound. You can just picture Santa hangin’ ten on the waves. The song was released on December 9th, 1963, and was part of the Beach Boys Christmas Album.