Sunday, 1 December 2013

My 2013 Xmas playlist (sorted alphabetically by song)

In MP3 format, they'll easily all fit on one CD.

1. All I want for Christmas - Samantha Mumba (2000)
2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones (1948)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey (1994)
4. Auld lang syne - Chas And Dave (1982)
5. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley (1964)
6. Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine (1955)
7. Christmas Blues - Bob Dylan (2009)
8. Christmas bop - T Rex (1975)
9. Christmas Cards - Petula Clark (1954)
10. Christmas Day - Dido (2000)
11. Christmas In New Orleans - Louis Armstrong (1955)
12. Christmas Island - Bob Dylan (2009)
13. Christmas Song - Bob Dylan (2009)
14. Christmas Time - Backstreet Boys (1996)
15. Christmas Time - Darkness (2003)
16. Christmas Tree ft Space Cowboy - Lady Gaga (2008)
17. Christmas wrapping - Waitresses (1982)
18. Christy Christmas - Brenda Lee (1956)
19. Do doo ron ron - Crystals (1963)
20. Do they know it's Christmas? - Band Aid (1984)
21. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bob Dylan (2009)
22. Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea (1987)
23. Early Christmas Morning - Cyndi Lauper (1996)
24. Eight Days Of Christmas - Destiny's Child (2001)
25. Fairy On The Christmas Tree - Gracie Fields (1955)
26. Fairytale in New York - Pogues and Kirsty McColl (1987)
27. First Noel, The - Bob Dylan (2009)
28. Flashing Santa, The - M J Hibbett (2012)
29. Frosty The Snowman - Jan & Dean (1962)
30. Frosty the snowman - Gene Autry (1947)
31. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr (1984)
32. Give us a kiss - M J Hibbett (2001)
33. Happy New Year - ABBA (1980)
34. Happy Xmas (war is over) - John Lennon (1971)
35. Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Bob Dylan (2009)
36. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Bob Dylan (2009)
37. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra (1957)
38. Here comes Santa Claus - Bing Crosby (1950)
39. Here comes Santa Claus - Bob Dylan (2009)
40. Here comes Santa Claus - Bobby Helms (1959)
41. Hey Jude - Beatles (1968)
42. Hooray! Hooray! It's a holi-holiday - Boney M (1979)
43. I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake (1975)
44. I Got You What You Want For Christmas - M J Hibbett (2009)
45. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Bobby Sherman (1952)
46. I wish it could be Christmas every day - Girls Aloud (2005)
47. I wish it could be Christmas every day - Wizzard (1973)
48. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bob Dylan (2009)
49. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Elvis Presley (1957)
50. I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter - Connie Francis (1961)
51. I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus - Brenda Lee (1956)
52. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como (1951)
53. It's Christmas - Jimmy Wakely (1960)
54. It's Christmas Time - Status Quo (2006)
55. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams (1963)
56. Jingle bell rock - Bobby Sherman (1950)
57. Jingle bellls - Crazy Frog (2005)
58. Jingle bellls - Frank Sinatra (1957)
59. Last Christmas - Crazy Frog (2005)
60. Last Christmas - Wham! (1984)
61. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - Dean Martin (1960)
62. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - Frank Sinatra (1950)
63. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - Lena Horne (1966)
64. Little drummer boy ft David Bowie - Bing Crosby (1977)
65. Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) - Adam Faith (1960)
66. Lonely this Christmas - Mud (1974)
67. Mama's Twistin' With Santa Claus - Mark Anthony (1962)
68. Mary's boy child - Boney M (1978)
69. Mary's boy child - Cliff Richard (2003)
70. Merry Christmas Baby - Chuck Berry (1958)
71. Merry Christmas Baby - Elvis Presley (1971)
72. Merry Christmas everyone - Shakin' Stevens (1985)
73. Merry Xmas everybody - Slade (1973)
74. Millennium prayer - Cliff Richard (1999)
75. Mistletoe and wine - Cliff Richard (1988)
76. Mistress for Christmas - AC/DC (1990)
77. Moshi Twistmas - Moshi Monsters (2012)
78. Mrs Santa Claus - Nat King Cole (1953)
79. Mull of Kintyre - Wings (1977)
80. Must Be Santa - Bob Dylan (2009)
81. Must Be Santa - Tommy Steele (1960)
82. My Only Wish (This Year) - Britney Spears (2000)
83. Never had a dream come true - S Club 7 (2000)
84. Night Before Christmas - Gene Autry & Rosemary Clooney (1945)
85. O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) - Bob Dylan (2009)
86. O' Little Town Of Bethlehem - Bob Dylan (2009)
87. Once Upon a Christmas Song - Geraldine McQueen (2008)
88. Papa Noel - Brenda Lee (1958)
89. Proper Crimbo - Bo'Selecta (2003)
90. Rock And Roll Christmas - Cameos (1957)
91. Rockin' around the Christmas tree - Brenda Lee (1958)
92. Rockin' around the Christmas tree - Jets (1963)
93. Rockin' around the Christmas tree - Mel Smith & Kim Wilde (1987)
94. Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1951)
95. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry (1949)
96. Run Rudolph run - Keith Richards (1978)
97. Run Rudolph run - Outlaws (1961)
98. Santa baby - Eartha Kitt (1954)
99. Santa baby - Pussycat Dolls (2005)
100. Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - Elvis Presley (1957)
101. Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney - Ella Fitzgerald (1950)
102. Santa Claus is back in town - Billy Idol (2006)
103. Santa Claus is back in town - Elvis Presley (1957)
104. Santa Claus is coming to town - Bruce Springsteen (1978)
105. Santa Claus is coming to town - Frank Sinatra (1950)
106. Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (1958)
107. Santa Won't Be Blue This Christmas - Jimmy Charles (1962)
108. Santa's Got A Coupe De Ville - Four Imperials (1962)
109. Saviour's Day - Cliff Richard (2003)
110. Silver bells - Bob Dylan (2009)
111. Silver bells - Perry Como (1968)
112. Silver bells - Supremes (1965)
113. Sleigh Bell Rock - Three Aces & A Joker (1960)
114. Sleigh ride - Andy Williams (1959)
115. Sleigh ride - Ella Fitzgerald (1960)
116. Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen (2013)
117. Spaceman came travelling - Chris de Burgh (1975)
118. Stay another day - East 17 (1994)
119. Step Into Christmas - Elton John (1981)
120. Stop the cavalry - Jona Lewie (1980)
121. Thank Goodness For Christmas - M J Hibbett (2011)
122. There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas - Perry Como (1968)
123. They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose - Johnny Horton (1959)
124. Warm This Winter - Gabriella Cilmi (2008)
125. What if - Kate Winslet (2001)
126. When A Child Is Born - Cliff Richard (2002)
127. White Christmas - Bing Crosby (1947)
128. White Christmas - Louis Armstrong (1950)
129. Winter wonderland - Bob Dylan (2009)
130. Winter wonderland - Perry Como (1950)
131. Winter wonderland - Rosemary Clooney (1953)
132. Wombling Merry Christmas - Wombles (1974)
133. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney (1979)
134. Yellin' at the Xmas tree - Billy Idol (2005)
135. 29th Day Of December - M J Hibbett (2010)
136. 2000 Miles - Pretenders (1984)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

How could you leave this on out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nrBwfbAOo

Mark Wadsworth said...

That's a lovely song, but it's not very Xmassy, it doesn't have sleigh bells or church bells on it, or even a kid' choir in the background.

DBC Reed said...

What not the original 1958 version of 'Run Rudolph Run' by Chick Berry, a curiosity for not being by the man himself, though sounding like it?
Also recommended the straight blues'Merry Christmas Baby' by Charles Brown and, for later' 'Happy New Year Darling' by no less than Lonnie Johnson himself.

DBC Reed said...

PS That's Chuck Berry of course!

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, I've got RRR by CB on a CD somewhere, to be honest, his version is not very god IMHO.

In turn, I refer CB's version of "Merry Xmas baby" and the LJ song I'd never heard of.

The Stigler said...

I thought I was the only person with a Jan and Dean record (the marvellous Surf City, written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys). That's a terrible version of Frosty the Snowman, though.

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, it's a splendid version, and has a couple of awful gear changes for good measure.

If you want bad versions of FTS, may I refer you to the Beach Boys, Billy Idol and the Jackson 5?

The Stigler said...

I'm probably comparing it with the one on the Spector album.

Do you know The Little Boy that Santa Clause Forgot by Nat King Cole? It's crushingly sad, and quite brilliant.

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, I've checked on YouTube, crikey that song is depressing, so no thanks. I prefer "I'm gonna lasso Santa Claus" which is the same general idea but a sight more cheerful.

Anonymous said...

In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYK2Gzri8Lk

Prog

Mark Wadsworth said...

Prog, thanks but there's no singing on it!

Bayard said...

OMG you have my least favourite Christmas song ever at no 73. Every year I see how close I can get to Christmas Day before I hear the bloody thing on some shop PA system. Only once have I ever made it to Christmas Day. This year I heard it in October FFS. Bah humbug!

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, Xmas music is like Brussel sprouts or mince pies and sherry. You're not actually supposed to enjoy it.

Derek said...

Gaudete. Steeleye Span, Kings Singers or Mediaeval Baebes all do a good job.

Mark Wadsworth said...

D, come on, show your hand, song titles?

Macheath said...


Don't forget BB King's hymn to seasonal overspending, played, with a seeming absence of irony, in shops up and down the country...

It'll take the next six months to pay my bills -
When I think about it folks it gives me chills
But I don't care 'cause Christmas comes but once a year.

Derek said...

Sorry, Mark, didn't mean to be cryptic. I thought you'd already be familiar with it. "Gaudete" is mediaeval Latin Christmas carol which has been covered by Steeleye Span, the Kings Singers and the Mediaeval Baebes.

It was a Christmas top twenty hit for Steeleye Span in 1973 reaching number 14. It's in Latin and they did it a capella.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN9AJj9rtlk

Cheerful but atmospheric.

Apparently Erasure have recently issued a synth-pop take on it. I guess they're looking for a Christmas hit too.

See http://diffuser.fm/erasure-gaudete-video/

Sounds okay to me. But who knows if it has what it takes.

Anyway I loved the Steeleye Span version and it would certainly make my Christmas CD.

DBC Reed said...

How about some traditional satire about the commercialisation of Christmas: Alan Sherman's cheerful "The Twelve Gifts of Christmas " (1963) or Stan Freberg's bilious "Green Christmas"(1958) so cynical I am surprised it was n't denounced as unAmercan by somebody like Mr Tweedly on Freberg's "Elderly Man River". Don't say you've never heard of them ;they were hits and are on the Net! (So at Christmas 1958 you'd have got Freberg's and Berry's classic offerings)

Mark Wadsworth said...

McH, nah, I don't like that one.

D:"... would certainly make my Christmas CD"

Wot? How do you mean "would"? You mean you don't have a Xmas CD? I've got those 136 songs on a CD on repeat/shuffle in a boom box in my kitchen and it plays non-stop for the whole of December (until somebody turns it off in exasperation).

D, every year I buy myself another Xmas CD or box set and sift through them, so far I've not stumbled across any of those.

DBC Reed said...

You're lucky not to have stumbled across the Sherman record.His ninth gift of Christmas lodged in my unconscious and surfaces unbidden.I am worried that my last words will be "A pair of teakwood shower clogs."
As regards Little town of Bethlehem there are several versions that sing the words to the tune of The House of the Rising Sun (best known by Bob Rivers).Does Dylan do this I wonder? Never heard his myself.

Mark Wadsworth said...

DBC, no, Dylan's version of LToB is fairly straight.

Bayard said...

"B, Xmas music is like Brussel sprouts or mince pies and sherry"

But I like sprouts, so long as they are not overcooked.

"As regards Little town of Bethlehem there are several versions that sing the words to the tune of The House of the Rising Sun"

DBCR, that's a brilliant find, I shall go seek.