What ever your plans are this holiday season, my hope is that the following songs will leave your hearts merry and get your feet moving.
In true IndustryMe fashion, get ready to go on a journey of discovery which, fingers crossed, will end up with you adding at least on new song to your Christmas playlist.
1. Trevor Jackson – I’ll Be Who You Love
Now this track goes out to all of my R&B lovers. This song was such an underrated classic. I love this song because it represents the true meaning of staying remaining authentic to your sound as an artist without failing to deliver of the winter feels. If the fireplace wasn’t heating things up enough, Trevor Jackson’s vocals on this song certainly will.
2. Chris Brown – This Christmas
Staying in That R&B Realm next up we have Christmas Brown’s with This Christmas. Okay so confession. I listen to this song even when it’s not Christmas; don’t roll your eyes it’s a great track. From those runs to the cute little white ensemble he has on in the video, Chris brown is bound to have you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside this holiday season.
3. Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody
My connection with this song has a very interesting backstory. I, like many other children in the UK, participated in the annual Christmas show back in primary school (elementary school for you American readers). As part of the show we had to perform a Christmas medley including this song, dressed in ‘Christmas Attire’. needless to say I looked very…um…well let’s say unconventionally styled. Yes, there was glitter and I won’t embarrass myself by elaborating any further. With that being said this song never fails to bring a smile to my face, so here’s to hoping it does the same for you.
4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
Are you ready for that wave of nostalgia to hit you? I cannot believe this song is 7 years old. Definitely and oldie but a goodie, that epitomises everything that was great about the noughies. Spreading nothing but cute quirky Christmas cheer this song reminds me of simpler times, where life was just about having fun with the people you love. Who wouldn’t want that at this time of year?
5. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
Perhaps one of her less well known songs, this is probably one of the best kept secrets on my Christmas playlist. Ariana never fails to deliver and this song is no exception, complete with killer vocals and adorable accompanying visuals; seriously I need a set of those PJs!