Xmas: Best version of Do You Hear What I Hear

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Postby menime123 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:30 pm

I love every supremes version. I can't wait to start playing my Christmas playlists!
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Postby RayRay » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:25 pm



This is such a fun version. The combination with Here Comes Santa Claus works really well.
And I love the big vocals in the last part.
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Postby RayRay » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:43 pm



Another fun version is the Cyndi Lauper/Frank Sinatra duet.
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Postby imlookedat81 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Celine’s last note on O Holy Night is bigger than some careers :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:42 pm

Waffles are checked cookies
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Postby RayRay » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:48 pm



The most classic arrangement ever.

Other artists love it so much that Michael Bublé and Barry Manilow both have used this exact arrangement for their versions.
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Postby Critiaslux » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 am

RayRay wrote:Let's try another. My favorite version of O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) is by Celine Dion.
A classic.
The arrangements are everything.
And the voice, godly.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 pm

DOSSOME wrote:I only know of Madonna's version tbh... which I like btw
The orginal version of Santa Baby is by Eartha Kitt.
Kylie Minogue's version is also one of the better known versions.

I have Santa Baby on CD by the following artists:

- Carnie Wilson
- Freda Payne
- Glee Cast
- Kylie Minogue
- Madonna
- Michael Bublé
- Tamar Braxton
- The Pussycat Dolls
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Postby RayRay » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Next song: Sleigh Ride

I have it on CD by:

- Barenaked Ladies
- Bing Crosby
- Carnie Wilson
- Carpenters
- Debbie Gibson
- Diana Ross with the London Symphony Orchestra (medley with Jingle Bells)
- Dolly Parton (medley with Winter Wonderland)
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Gerard Joling
- Jewel
- Johnny Mathis
- Laura Fygi
- Natalie Cole with the London Symphony Orchestra
- Steve & Eydie
- Swingin’ Fireballs featuring Greetje Kauffeld
- Tamar Braxton
- The Three Degrees
- Vera Lynn with The Mike Sammes Singers
- Wilson Phillips

My favorite version is by Debbie Gibson.

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Postby cheapthrills » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:38 pm

That is surely the perkiest version of Sleigh Ride ever :)

My parents had this instrumental version that I listened to growing up and it just isn't Christmas if I don't hear it:

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Postby RayRay » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 pm

So what's everyone's favorite version of River?

I've got the song on CD by the following artists:

- Aimee Mann
- Barry Manilow
- Glee Cast
- Idina Menzel
- Lara Fabian
- Michael Ball

My favorite version is by Lara Fabian:

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Postby RayRay » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:50 am

Anyone else knows a great version of River?
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:52 am

I don’t know ha
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:07 pm

How about Herbie Hancock and Corinne Bailey Rae

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Postby RayRay » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:20 pm



Twelve Days Of Christmas can be very boring as it goes on and on... like forever.

But Natalie Cole made it such a fun song! :D
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:47 pm

This is fun as well :D

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Postby trebor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 pm

Jeff Foxworthy: "Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas" (1995)

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Postby RayRay » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:00 pm



Although being one of the best known Christmas songs, there are not many artists who have included it on their Christmas album.
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Postby menime123 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 am

I think that’s because it’s more of a carol than a Christmas song. Musically there’s not much that can be done with it imo.
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Absolutely nothing is coming to mind. Maybe the end of the Charlie Brown Christmas special
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Postby RayRay » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:36 pm



I love this version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I love Carnie & Wendy Wilson's (of Wilson Phillips) version even better, but couldn't find it on YouTube.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 pm

RayRay wrote:

I love this version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I love Carnie & Wendy Wilson's (of Wilson Phillips) version even better, but couldn't find it on YouTube.
No other versions are worth to listen to?
I'll move on to another song tonight.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:57 pm

A song that has been done by almost everyone: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

I've got it on CD by the following artists:
- Andraé Crouch
- Ann-Margret
- Barbra Steisand
- Barry Manilow (with Joy To The World)
- Barry Manilow
- Bette Midler
- Billy Joel & Rosie O’Donnell
- Carnie & Wendy Wilson
- Carpenters (as part of the overture)
- Carpenters
- Christina Aguilera
- Diahann Carroll
- Diana Krall
- Dionne Warwick with Gladys Knight
- Edyta Gorniak
- Ella Fitzgerald
- En Vogue
- Eydie Gormé
- Frank Sinatra (three solo versions)
- Freda Payne with Cuba Gooding, Sr.
- Glee Cast
- Gloria Estefan
- Idina Menzel
- Jewel
- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John feat. Cliff Richard
- Johnny Mathis (two solo versions)
- Johnny Mathis with Natalie Cole
- Jung
- Katie Melua
- Kelly Clarkson
- Kim Wilde
- Kylie Minogue
- Laura Fygi
- Lena Horne
- Linda Eder
- Lionel Richie
- Lou Rawls
- Luther Vandross
- Luther Vandross with Chaka Khan (live)
- Martina McBride
- Mary J. Blige
- Matt Dusk
- Matt Dusk with Ryan Ahlwardt
- Michael Ball
- Michael Bolton
- Michael Bublé
- Rita Reys
- Rod Stewart
- Sarah Connor
- Susan Boyle
- Swingin’ Fireballs featuring Greetje Kauffeld
- Tamar Braxton
- The Temptations
- The Three Degrees
- Toni Braxton
- Trijntje Oosterhuis
- Vanessa Williams
- Whitney Houston
- Yolanda Adams

My favorite version is by the Carpenters. Not only because of the beautiful voice of Karen Carpenter, but also because it's one of the few versions to include the intro.

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Postby BehindBreakaway » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Kelly Clarkson hands down!
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Postby RayRay » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:17 pm

BehindBreakaway wrote:Kelly Clarkson hands down!
What does her version sets it above the rest?
Just because you prefer Kelly as an artist or is there something else?
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