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10 kerstsongs that program on the radio every day passing

You want to this christmas, something different, than Wham! or Mariah Carey? Warm your hands than on these ten less obvious Christmas songs.

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Louis Armstrong – Cool Yule (1953)

It is difficult to do not to smile as you Louis Armstrong hear her singing. His husky voice not only fits perfectly with the oppergelukkige What A Wonderful World, but also in christmas carols. Listen Christmas In New Orleans, ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? but on after. And our swinging favorite Cool Yule.

The Drifters – White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby‘s White Christmas (1942) may be the best-selling single of all time – according to estimates, the counter on more than a hundred million pieces, less well known is the version by The Drifters, that there are, as yet without singer Ben E. “Stand By Me” King, an r&b twist.

The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride (1963)

Cadeautip for this and future kerstmissen: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector. Brian Wilson wanted to make as a studio musician, but love to contribute, but the Beach Boy was rejected. Just to say: A Christmas Gift is very good. One of the highlights is Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes. ‘Ring-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding!’

Joni Mitchell – River (1971)

The holidays are coming and all that Joni Mitchell wants to do, is wegschaatsen. River stands on her iconic album Blue and sounds just as bleak as the album title suggests. “I” m so hard to handle,’ she sings over a lone piano. The most beautiful piece? When you hears the piano flirting with the melody of Jingle Bells.

John Cale – Child’s Christmas In Wales (1973)

With his album Paris 1919 proved to be a producer and multi-instrumentalist John Cale that he’s more than that noise maker of The Velvet Underground. The plate is soaked in nostalgia, see especially opener ” Child’s Christmas In Wales. Cale paints images of green candles, mistletoe, cows grazing and children’s choirs. You do Wales not once visited to have to put it here warm to get.

The Ravers – (It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas (1977)

Sometimes the first kerstpunksong ever called. ‘Even Santa’s gonna be a Sex Pistol for a day’, babbled the singer therein over a catchy guitar riff. The Ravers have there but little recognition for it. The single appeared in the same year as Never Mind The Bollocks, the debut of the Sex Pistols. By the musical similarity was Punk Rock Christmas several times as a tribute to that legendary punk rock group called. Time for a correction, so.

The Pretenders – 2000 Miles (1983)

Bubbles, a sparkling basslines and angelic voices: you don frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, not even to hear you sing to all of being swamped by nostalgia. Cut her words the depths: “He’s gone, 2000 miles is very far.’ It is not a loved one who they miss, but guitarist James Honeyman-Scott who recently died of a cocaine overdose. Including Coldplay and Kylie Minogue have the number is already covered, but no one who the original was.

Kanye West – Christmas In Harlem (2010)

How can it be otherwise than that the rapper himself Yeezus calls a number has made about the birth of his namesake. Using samples of Marvin Gaye and Shuggie Otis sounds Christmas In Harlem extremely joyful. That ‘snow’ is more for cocaine than for snow, is not very. ‘Let’s have Christmas in the hood!’

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Run The Jewels – A Christmas F*cking Miracle (2013)

Warning: A Christmas F*cking Miracle, you play better, not if grandma and grandpa are in the area. The side project of El-P and Killer Mike spreads definitely has a christmas message – ‘the lost minds thinking they’re smarter than us, don’t understand love’s importance’ – just prefer them that message to beech with a thundering beat and awesome guitar solos. The wrong video clip and the next ‘Run The Yules’-kersttrui make the christmas party complete.

LCD Soundsystem – Christmas Will Break Your Heart (2015)

Just a year ago, LCD Soundsystem’s first new song since 2010: a depressed christmas song called Christmas Will Break Your Heart. After two strofes about miserable loneliness during the holidays follows the courageous decision to get a old lover back. Hope makes you live, mr. James Murphy.

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