Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Songs Day 11 - Chris Rea 'Driving Home for Christmas'

Day 11 and today the choice is Chris Rea 'Driving Home for Christmas'.

This was released as a single in 1986. Not a huge chart success at the time, this one has been a bit of slow burner, gaining popularity year on year and now a Christmas staple.

Chris is an English artist and song writer, and he has had many many hits - still going to date in fact. However, its likely this song he is most known for today, another Christmas familiar.

Driving home for Christmas has been used so many times on TV, and it always makes me think of it when doing the usual Christmas run of cards, presents - not always as harmonious as on this song mind you!!

Chris, as a soft rock artist, has this wonderful gravelly toned voice, that make the soft, friendly melody of this just that bit more edgy. Great song, and a feel good one.

So there is Day 11. Here are the rest so far:

Day 10 - Slade 'Merry Xmas Everybody'
Day 9 - David Bowie & Bing Crosby 'Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth'
Day 8 - Mariah Carey 'All I Want for Christmas'
Day 7 - Gabrielle Aplin 'The Power of Love'
Day 6 - Kylie 'Santa Baby'
Day 5 - Elton John 'Step into Christmas'
Day 4 - Wham 'Last Christmas'
Day 3 - Band Aid 'Do They Know its Christmas'
Day 2 - Wizzard 'I Wish it Could be Christmas'
Day 1 - Johnny Mathis - Its Beginning to Look at lot like Christmas

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