Top 10 Rock ‘n Roll Christmas Songs.

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Okay the criteria for this list was the songs had to be originals (no re-makes of old classics/standards).  For the songs that are maybe not so popular I attached links to their YouTube videos.  Just click on the hyperlinks to hear.

1.       Feed the World (Do they know it’s Christmas) Band Aid.  A truly great song, regardless of the fact that it is a Christmas song.  Rarely do various artists from different bands and different parts of the world gather together to produce a piece of music this good.  And the fact that it raised money and awareness for the starving people of Ethiopia AND led to the Live Aid concerts, and ensuing copycat concerts, adds to the song’s greatness.

 

2.       Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses. Doesn’t get played enough.  For those who know the song, you know how good it is.  For those who don’t, give a listen, I think you’ll like.

 

 

3.       Father Christmas The Kinks. I like the Kinks.  I’ve always thought the Kinks were underrated.  This is kind of a punky Christmas song, but good nonetheless.

 

4.       War is OverJohn Lennon. Beautiful song, beautiful sentiment.  John had a soft side to him as well.

 

 

5.       Wonderful Christmas TimePaul McCartney. Some people think this song is rather schmaltzy. Not me. I like it. To me it exemplifies the genius of Paul McCartney, simple, catchy, quirky.

 

6.       Christmas in Hollis Run DMC. A little inner city Christmas cheer from Run and the boys. Fairly humorous video too, with Harry “Bud” Mellman.

 

 

7.       Christmas is a time to say I love you Billy Squire.   I will probably catch hell from the hipster doofusses who would dismiss anything written and performed by Billy Squire, but he had his moments.  Try NOT to sing along with this one.

 

8.       Last Christmas George Michael/Wham.  Leave me alone hipster doofusses! This is my list and I like this song.  Go make your own hippy doofussy list if you think you can do better.

 

 

9.       Blue ChristmasElvis Presley.  A classic, pure and simple. Crooned in a way only the King could do it.

 

10.   Run Rudolph RunChuck Berry.  Another classic done by the man who was TRULY the King of rock ‘n roll (see The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Beach Boys, and anyone else who has picked up a guitar over the past 50 plus years.)

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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3 Responses

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