Monday, December 20, 2010

Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney – ***

First released: 1979

Pleasant McCartney/Wings Christmas tune. I say McCartney/Wings as the song is credited to McCartney alone, yet the accompanying music video has Linda and Denny singing along, so which is it? To confuse matters even more, Paul added the song as a bonus track on the "Back to the Egg" CD which is a Wings album. But then again, he put "Goodnight Tonight" which is a Wings track on the "McCartney II" CD.

In any case, is seems somewhat shocking that McCartney has never released a Christmas album. He seems like he would be a natural for that sort of thing. Even Ringo released one (see "I Wanna Be Santa Claus").

This song has been highly criticized, yet by Christmas 2010, I had been hearing at least two cover versions (Hilary Duff and De La Soul) and there are least 20 other cover versions, a sign that it has been taken more seriously than had been originally.

2 comments:

Rick Vaughn said...

Barenaked Ladies also covered this track...

Rick Vaughn said...

Barenaked Ladies also covered this track...