By Chris Moore:
I didn’t originally plan to make a Christmas music-related list, as there isn’t really much of note this year. However, considering that I have twelve other categories, I figured: why not?
The only song that organically caught my interest this year is Coldplay’s “Christmas Lights.” Released as a single earlier this season, I decided to check it out, as Coldplay’s last album was actually quite good. A bit overrated, to be sure, but certainly one of the best of 2008. And while “Christmas Lights” may not be a contender for an all-time holiday classic, it is the best I’ve heard this year.
The other two that stood out to me are the original tracks from Wilson Phillips’ new Christmas CD. “Warm Lovin’ Christmastime” and “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” have the Beach Boys-esque harmonies you’d expect and manage to pull off that Christmas feel that is essential for a great yuletide track.
So, consider checking out these songs, though in this category I am a big fan of the rock classics — Elvis Presley, Phil Spector & friends, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, etc. — and new classics — Barenaked Ladies, Moody Blues, Relient K, Brian Wilson, etc.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, and hurry back tomorrow for one of the biggest lists of the year!
The BEST ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONGS of 2010
1) “Christmas Lights” – Coldplay
2) “Warm Lovin’ Christmastime” – Wilson Phillips
3) “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” – Wilson Phillips