Funky Christmas songs for the Holidays
The big day is here. Today is Christmas Eve. Every families should be ready with the cooking and the presents wrapping and the only thing what is left to love each other and enjoy the festive atmosphere. I love to listen Christmas songs, usually the same every year but now I wanted to change so I made a special selection. In the following list you can find 10 tracks from all time Top 100 Christmas songs. Hope you and your beloved will enjoy. Merry Christmas!
The Chipmunk Song" (Christmas Don’t be late)- David Seville (1958)
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. recorded under the pseudonym David Seville. His first major hit single was "The Witch Doctor" in 1958. It included experiments with speeded up audio tracks. Those experiments ultimately led to the creation of the Chipmunks whose voices were speeded up human voice. "The Chipmunk Song," released later in 1958, was a #1 smash. The Chipmunks have become durable pop culture characters even performing in their own movie.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland (1944)
This song was introduced by Judy Garland in a poignant moment in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me In St. Louis. The filmmakers complained that the first version of the song's lyrics was too depressing and commissioned a rewrite that became the most popular interpretation.
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - U2 (1987)
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" was first recorded by Darlene Love in 1963 for the legendary Phil Spector album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spactor. U2 put together their cover of the song for the 1987 Special Olympics benefit A Very Special Christmas.
"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" - Elmo and Patsy (1983)
This novelty classic was performed on stage in 1978 and quickly spread in popularity through exposure on pop radio.
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Andy Williams (1963)
This song was first written in 1963 and recorded for The Andy Williams Christmas Album. The album was the #1 selling Christmas collection for that year and was certified gold in the holiday season of 1964. This recording has become a perennial top 10 hit at holiday radio.
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - John Mellencamp (1987)
The first recording of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952 by Jimmy Boyd was attacked by the Catholic Church in Boston because it allegedly mixed sex with Christmas. John Mellencamp version was recorded for the first A Very Special Christmas.
"Up on the Housetop" - Jackson 5 (1970)
This Christmas song about Santa Claus dates back to 1860. The Jackson 5 chose to include the child-friendly carol on their 1970 Christmas album.
"Mary's Boy Child" - Boney M (1978)
This Christmas classic was first recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1956. However, this version by the disco-pop group Boney M topped the UK pop singles chart in 1978.
"All Alone on Christmas" - Darlene Love (1992)
One of Phil Spector's favorite studio singers of the 1960's recorded this song for the soundtrack to the hit movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.
"Deck the Halls" - Rza (2006)
"Deck the Halls" is a traditional Yuletide carol that was originally sung in Welsh. The earliest records of the song being written down date to the 1700's, but the song is probably older than that. In late 2006, rapper Rza of the Wu Tang Clan showed up on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson to perform his own version of the classic.
Happy and Merry Christmas for all of you!!!! Don’t forget to listen this fabulous selection.
Based on top40.about.com