Friday, 21 December 2018

Christmas Songs Day 15 - The Jackson 5 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'

Day 15 and today its 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' from The Jackson 5.

This song was covered by The Jackson 5 in 1970. It was this Motown version with Michael Jackson on lyrics that really put it on the map, making it a hit. Its always this version I think of first.

It was originally written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, and was first sung back in 1934. Since then, its been covered many many times, by The Jackson 5, but also by these artists amongst many:

  • Frank Sinatra
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Carpenters
  • Mariah Carey
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Kylie Minogue
To recap here are my choices Day 1 - Day 14. 

Day 14 - Mud 'Lonely this Christmas'
Day 13 - The Pogues 'Fairytale of New York'
Day 12 - Aled Jones 'Walking in the Air'
Day 11 - Chris Rea 'Driving Home for Christmas'
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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