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FlinterFiles: Darlene Love- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

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Phil Spector is a legend and his album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is probably one of the best known Christmas albums ever released. A lot of classics were given a remake, mostly with the famous Wall of Sound. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Anna Of The North- The Dreamer

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In 2015, Anna Lotterud (better known as Anna Of The North) made her debut with the single Sway. And as that was in summer, there had to be a winter song, too. She managed to make such a song, fitting December perfectly, and without doing a lot, it got a million Spotify plays in no-time! A perfect song to play this Christmas, and mind you: it’s probably not the last we’ve heard of her! Enjoy

Anna Of The North- The Dreamer

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas greetings from the archive!

Chris Flinterman

Song of the day: Gary Fomdeck- I’ll Be There This Christmas

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Firstly: Merry Christmas everybody!
Secondly: the song of the day. Actually, this song is a joke, which has become a bit too big… Every year, 3FM (a radio station) has an action for charity: Serious Request. One of the DJ’s, Gerard Ekdom, recorded a song in secret. No-one knew he was Gary Fomdeck, and so some radio stations started playing the song. And now it is number one in the Netherlands iTunes chart… Enjoy

Gary Fomdeck- I’ll Be There This Christmas

Song of the day: The Andrew Sisters & Bing Crosby- Jingle Bells

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I must confess something what you probably don’t know yet: I’m quite a fan of the Andrews Sisters. It started some time ago (quite some years, actually) with a Christmas-CD of the Andrews Sisters (see above). This CD is played every year, and that’s how it grew. One of the best songs on the CD is one together with Bing Crosby (no white Christmas, so not that song). Enjoy your Christmas and

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters- Jingle Bells

Song of the day: Slade- Merry Christmas Everybody

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The day before Christmas, and that means: let’s put in the song that brought the most money this year to this band. And let’s face it: it’s a very good Christmas song. Something different than all those sweet songs. A bit of rock. Enjoy:

Slade- Merry Christmas Everybody

Song of the day: Jona Lewie- Stop The Cavalry

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If I asked a regular person to spot the odd one out of the row of Christmas songs, this person would probably don’t know what I wanted him/her to do. However, this song would be the odd one out. And why? Because the song doesn’t have to do anything with Christmas! Only the line “wish I was at home with Christmas” and the bells seem to put people on a wrong track. The song itself is about the First Worldwar, and war in general. Strange, isn’t it? Enjoy:

Jona Lewie- Stop The Cavalry

Song of the day: John & Yoko & the Plastic Ono Band- Happy XMas (War Is Over)

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And there was, apart from Paul McCartney, another member of the Beatles who made a Christmas record. John Lennon made, together with his wife and their band, a record about Christmas. The bottomline: War is over, as long as you want it. Peace on earth! Enjoy:

John & Yoko, together with The Plastic Ono Band- Happy XMas (War Is Over)

Song of the day: Paul McCartney- Wonderful Christmastime

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Christmas is coming nearer every day, so a new song is waiting for you! Actually, it’s one of my favourite Christmas songs, since the structure and the music is so simple. And yes, the man had a great career after the Beatles! Enjoy:

Paul McCartney- Wonderful Christmastime

Song of the day: Shakin’ Stevens- Merry Christmas Everyone

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Okay, I surrender! I think we’ve got quite a nice view of 2013 in music (19 songs + earlier superfridays), so let’s do Christmas songs in the 5 days before Christmas. Let’s start with a song that, in an earlier post, proved to bring up a lot of money! Enjoy:

Shakin’ Stevens- Merry Christmas Everyone