Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

At work Christmas music is playing 24/7. You don't realize you're humming along to old favorites until you're in the middle of the song. One thing I noticed after listening to constant Christmas music is all the versions there are of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". This is probably one of my favorite Christmas songs. I've rarely heard the original version of the song by John Lennon at work, but I hear a lot of versions by other singers. I thought I'd highlight a few here:

Melissa Etheridge


Tom Jones


U2


Neil Diamond (This one gets a lot of play)


David Cook (This one is for Starrlight)


The Corrs


Damien Rice


The Alarm


And the Original John Lennon

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4 comments:

cooper said...

I rarely hear that song at all. The Coors version is pretty sweet.

aims said...

great post, love them all! on a completely separate note, but i still feel like it's a christmas present - Jazz Fest line ups announced!! Yippee!

Bond said...

I did not realize so many had covered that song (one of my favs...it will get it's play on The Couch next week)

JohnH985 said...

I didn't realize that there were so many version either, until I started to hear them on the station at work. It's a Muzak type station that is programed for Christmas music.

I haven't even had time to check out the Jazz Fest line up yet. Someone at work was telling me a few of the people that were coming. I'm going to have to go check it out.

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