Alternative festive tunes to compliment your unusual Christmas party
'The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!' But, let's face it after hearing the same old Christmas songs blaring out of shop speakers since October singing along is probably the last thing you'll want to do, Now, yes Christmas carols are classic, but you want your guests dancing their stockings off this Christmas, and I kid you not, hearing the same thing repetitively is a form of torture that the CIA used during interrogations (defo not going to get you into the Christmas spirit). But, not to stress, there are some fab festive tunes which will compliment your unusual Christmas party, and truly give you a fun, festive, night to remember! We've picked out five of the best:
1. 'All I Need Is Love' by Cee-Lo Green and The Muppets - Off of ''Cee Lo's Magic Moments', the American recording artist's first Christmas studio album, 'All I need is love' definitely isn't your average Christmas song! An amazing catchy (not corny), upbeat, youthful Christmas tune which features the beloved Muppets, ensuring your guests are left in a nostalgic trance, especially if they've had the pleasure of growing up with The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, or Sesame Street.
2. 'This Christmas' by Chris Brown - Originally recorded by Donny Hathaway in 1970, Chris Brown's rendition is a personal fave! It was produced to support the release of the 2007 movie of the same name, of which Brown features in, and definitely will have your guests 'caroling through the night'.
3. 'Last Christmas' by Peace - We do love a good old cover of a 1984 classic, and that's exactly what you have with Peace's version of Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'. Produced as a way to announce a bunch of their winter tour dates in 2013 where they then performed their version live, it's one which should never be forgotten off of the Chrimbo playlist!
4. 'A Wonderful Christmastime' by The Shins - Okay, so you've probably heard the cover of Paul McCartney's 'A Wonderful Christmastime' a million and one times before, but it's still a worthy winner when it comes to alternative festive songs. Why may you ask? Simply because, somehow, rather hilariously, The Shins have become the most played band of the holiday shopping season despite many critics including USA Today declaring the McCartney original as one of the worst Christmas songs ever. I mean come on, you have to give The Shins Credit where it's due, you have to be extremely talented to make one of the worst songs in history, one of the most played!
5. 'Christmas In Hollis' by Run DMC - Featuring in the Christmas movie classic 'Die Hard', Run DMC's 'Christmas in Hollis' from 1987 is probably one of the coolest Christmas songs you'll ever hear. It's produced by Rick Rubin, aka that guy who's produced every other song you've ever liked, and while it's full of Xmas references and jingle, it's deserving of a play at any time of the year. Who would've thought festive hip-hop is a thing?