Classic Christmas Countdown. #6 ~ SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN.

. Thursday, 17 December 2009
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Just being kicked out of the top-five, Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a sure Christmas classic, and has arguably been covered the most amount of times out of any Christmas song.
As I don't know (and I'm not sure any does) who originally sang this track, I have decided to use my two personal favourite versions- Jackson 5, and Mariah Carey.

The Jackson 5 version is so incredibly fun, and energetic it's hard to resist dancing- or at least tapping your foot- to it. Michael's voice is note-perfect, and so full of potential. From this track it isn't a surprise how big he became. The brothers provide excellent harmonizing and backing vocals, and I love the powerful chorus that is backed by Michael's vocals. Just listening to the instrumental is interesting as the track is so simple, yet so very effective. Marvelous.

Mariah's version is (as expected) again note-perfect, and she doesn't strain to hot those high-notes. If possible, Mariah's version is even more jazzy that Jackson 5's which I love. It's original, and ever-so fun like every Christmas song should be. Mariah used the soul choir to her advantage as she warbles for America. Although, I do sometimes find the talking over the track annoying, I suppose it adds originality. Overall, it's great fun and a must-have festive track.