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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Songs



(From XKCD.com.)

A Facebook friend posted this last week and it made me laugh, but it also made me wonder which Gen X and Y Christmas songs were being ignored.

After some research, I came up with the following list of Christmas songs released since 1970:

Give Love on Christmas Day The Jackson Five 1970
Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters 1970
This Christmas Donny Hathaway 1970
Happy Christmas (War is Over) John Lennon and Yoko Ono 1971
Step Into Christmas Elton John 1973
I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake 1974
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy David Bowie and Bing Crosby 1977
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Elmo and Patsy 1979
Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney 1979
Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid 1984
Last Christmas George Michael and Wham 1984
A Christmas Long Ago The Echelons 1987
Christmas Serenade Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge 1989
Merry Christmas All Denise Montana 1993
You're My Christmas Present Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners 1999
All I Want for Christmas Is You Mariah Carey 2010

So, it appears to me that we listen to the Boomer classics, not because we're recreating our childhood, but because most of the stuff since then kind of sucks.




2 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

In the UK, we get all of it, old and new. Personally I prefer the carols :-)

Life 101 said...

Happy New Year from your newest follower.
Rick

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