Sunday, December 14, 2008

Great Christmas Songs #11

In my research for this project, I've come to realize that I've been confusing two songs for a long time: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "Please Come Home For Christmas." You could see the problem. But they don't sound alike at all. The first is just a fun pop song. Here are two versions, one by Darlene Love and the more familiar (to me) by U2.

"Please Come Home For Christmas" is a blues tune, pure and simple. I like the Eagles' (Don Henley) version the best. Loads of people have recorded this song.

I just think these are good songs. They aren't about Christmas but we only listen to them this time of year. Maybe they seem good because I don't hear them often.

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