Posts Tagged ‘holiday songs’

New Years Resolution

January 1, 2022

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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New Year’s Day

January 1, 2022

“New Year’s Day,” written and recorded by Charlie Robison, 2004.

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Let’s Start The New Year Right

December 31, 2021

“Let’s Start The New Year Right,” written by Irving Berlin, recorded by Bing Crosby, 1942. The track was issued as the flip side of “White Christmas.”

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2021

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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Another Year On The Rocks

December 30, 2021

“Another Year On The Rocks,” by Down by Fire.

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Christmas to New Years

December 30, 2021

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn.

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Gdy się Chrystus rodzi

December 29, 2021

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” (“When Christ is born”), a 400-year-old Polish Christmas song, performed by the Norwegian-Polish group De Press.

De Press website.

More:

“Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” musical score.

Related:

“Polish Immigrants Come Home For Christmas, If Only In Their Dreams,” Jerzy Ziemacki, Gazeta Wyborcza via Wocrldrunch

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The Santa Claus Boogie

December 29, 2021

“The Santa Claus Boogie,” written by Steve Ripley, and performed by him with his group, The Tractors. Video directed by Michael McNamara.

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 29, 2021

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Santa Stole My Girlfriend

December 29, 2021

“Santa Stole My Girlfriend,” by The Maine, from the album And A Happy New Year (2008). Vocalist: John O’Callaghan.

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