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The 13th Christmas song

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Today’s Christmas song recommendation comes by way of that same Paste Magazine sampler that had the Otis Redding song I recommended earlier. It’s “Joy To The World” by Seabird. I like how they played with the melody of this song keeping the exact same lyrics. Most times when artists like to freshen up an old hymn or Christmas song, they’ll add a repeatable, singable chorus they wrote while keeping the rest of the song the exact same melody. These guys did the opposite of that, and for some reason I like it.

Personal preference: 7 out of 10. The melody they stuffed this song into is good, but I can imagine the novelty wearing thin on repeat listens. Holly Jolly scale: 6 out of 10. This song puts more emphasis on the musical creativity than the festive campiness that are most Christmas songs, but it’s still “Joy To The World.”


Written by matt

December 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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