Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lincolnshire Today’s top 5 Christmas songs

While we’d completely understand that you’d be sick of festive one-hit-wonders by now, that’s not enough to stop us from sharing our top five Christmas songs.

  1. Elvis Presley – ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town’

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the king, and so Elvis pips the fifth spot with his rocking and rolling rendition of ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town’. It has all the sexy swagger one would expect of an Elvis tune, but one jam-packed with Christmas.

  1. Greg Lake – ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’

There’s something deeply stirring and spiritual about this track from the late great Greg Lake (or Emerson, Lake and Palmer & King Crimson fame). It offers a vision of an earthier Christmas, one of a Scandinavian Santa and in touch with nature. It’s all elevated by Lake’s ethereal delivery and that brass section.

  1. The Darkness – ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)’

Who says there’s no good modern Christmas songs? Well, given this track dates back to 2003, we may have you agree with you on that one. Tapped as new millennium’s answer to Queen, The Darkness were bound to release a Christmas track. And oh what a track. The rocking song has sardonic lyrics, plenty of heart and enough strumming guitar to get granddad headbanging.

  1. Chris de Burgh – ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’

While the Jesus-as-alien yarn is a darling of conspiracy theorists and drunken pub talk, this straight faced track has an undeniable majesty. The nonsense chorus is perhaps the catchiest on this list, while de Burgh plays it utterly straight faced, leaving something immune from satire. It’s a rousing track, one that still has decades of life left in it.

  1. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale of New York’

We knew it, you knew it, so it’s no surprise that this perennial favourite has topped our playlist. The canny blend of melancholy and celebration duet together, embodied by the sweet and salty voices of its leads. The stirring melodies and memorable lyrics mean many a festive reveller has belted this one out, while its lyrics add a subtle introspection – something to mull over your mulled wine.

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