Friday, December 4, 2009

If Lovin' "X" is Wrong Then I Don't Wanna Be Right

When I announced last night that I was coming out of retirement I am sure that more than a few of you were skeptical.  In order to show that I mean business, tonight I'm even busting out a new Friday Night Confession, Christmas Edition.

There are many Christmas songs that could be considered guilty pleasures.  Tunes from our childhood like The Christmas Song by Alvin and the Chipmunks or All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth (Big J make sure you click on that link).  Perhaps you might enjoy a novelty song like Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, The Twelve Pains of Christmas or Walkin' Round in Women's Underwear.

For my money, the two greatest guilty pleasure Christmas songs are the cheesetastic Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney and the mother of them all, Last Christmas by Wham!

I could have sworn that last year I posted this on The Skog Blog but apparently I never did.  This year, to save me from tears, I'm giving all of you special Skog Blog readers this little treat.  Last Christmas I was directed by several other blogs to a great website where they are doing some very noble work.  For the past four years these salt of the Earth people have been compiling every known version of the Wham! classic track of Christmas love and heartbreak.  Checkout their list of 'Artists Who Have Covered The Song' and then you can search the website for the posts wherein their version lies.  For example, I noticed that Coldplay was on the list so I searched their archives and was directed to this page: where I was serenaded by Mr. Paltrow and the gang.  Not a Coldplay fan?  Well, currently on the front page of this website you can find versions by a French Diva, a Ukranian Boy Band and a German Michael Jackson impersonator.  Many of you might have already discovered this site as well and think that you don't need to go back.  Well you do.  You can never have too much Last Christmas during the holiday season.   I dare you to try and not waste hours on this site because If Lovin' Last Christmas is wrong I don't wanna be right.


Kim said...

Wonderful Christmas Time? Yuuuuck! I don't know if there is a song that will take me to crazyland quicker than that one. Blaugh.

brohammas said...

Wham makes me want to Wang Chung.

12 days of Christmas with the guys from Strange Brew, eh.

Am I lame if I do kinda like that whole Manheim Stemroller Christmas stuff? That was rhetorical, don't answer it.

kg said...

I'm not sure if saying something wants to make you Wang Chung is a compliment or not but whenever I think of Wham! I think of a very special Brohammas birthday where you received a Wham cassette as well as that GI Joe/Cobra Missile launch game that we played all night long. Good times.

Corbie said...

I detest Christmas music but watching Mr. Paltrow sing that ditty almost had me feeling otherwise.