FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK: THE POGUES & KIRSTY MCCOLL
Embodying the True Spirit of Xmas, this easily takes the biscuit as as the best festive tune of all time.
Story of Fairytale of New York (10 mins)
MADONNA: SANTA BABY
Throw out any Madonna-preconceptions you might have, and you'll hear one of the best ever recordings of this song. You may well have heard this before, not even realizing who it was ...
This was recorded for a charity Xmas album so the song has never been released as a single. It is, however Madonna's most downloaded album track.
The video is a montage of True Blue, Material Girl and a live Oscars performance of Sondheim's Sooner or Later (from Dick Tracy) spliced together by a fan. Whoever did this has a professional's eye for video. It's brilliantly well done.
It was Christmas eve in a war zone - I just about managed to rise this morning but shining is still a long way off. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I had my usual stress dream last night....
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