BLUE ALERT from Swansea Mosh complaining about the laziness of only working one day a year in “I Saw Santa Signing On“–a reference to applying for unemployment (with UB 40, Unemployment Benefits Form 40). Rocking the anger.
Prestomystic relieves the stress by “Jackin’ It on Christmas.” Light euphemistic profane-ness that fun, until he gets caught [Preston?–What’s up, what’s up–Are you okay in there It’s been like, forty minutes]. Pop music.
Perhaps an origin story, The Benefit & Chinese Firekites recount how a chance encounter (and being out like 40 bucks) results in the need to write a song, even though “Christmas Shoes (Will Kill the Mood)” on Christmas Day.
LadBaby has a series of parody songs featuring their fave-o British treat sausage rolls, all in the name of holiday charity raising [our expectations at the beginning was just to make Top 40, and-Raising funds for the food bank charity, the Trussell Trust]. “Don’t Stop Me Eating” might be the best of those parodies.
Scenic World has Christmas stress in “Green and Red,” a peppery pop tune about unrealized dreams [On to planet b] and unappreciated beauty [It’s 40 at best]. It’s short and sour. But, that’s the holidays.
Benjamins for Xmas! Destiny & Tommy (FT. THOMAS VELI, FAMOUS CHRIS & DIANNA VU) rap that they only want that hundy in their “Jingle Bells Remix.” Or you could put your head in a steel bucket and hit it with a hammer a hundred times.
Perky l’il blonde Katrina raps Oh yea my grandma came clutchShe gave me one hundred bucks(I’m rich, I’m rich) in “La Fa La.” Childish troubles AND behind the scenes footage.
Well, that’s GETTING… but what about giving? 100$ to a hooker?! Well, happily, that’s what Santa does to save a streetwalker from freezing on Christmas in “Ho Ho Ho” by The Dan Band. It’s a doo wop salvation story worth the listen.
Yo Gotti gives a bit differently. In “Wish List” [BLUE ALERT] this kingpin rapper dispenses Christmas bikes, TVs, drugs, and A hundred to the lawyer ’cause he goin’ for a appeal. Life is NOT cheap ’round here.
Stingy, however, is YunG HPC in his rappin’ “Grinch.” He’s sporting 100 coins BTC, but sharing nothing. Hey, that’s way more than dollars!
Also more is the cost of 100 quid faced by The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican in their ‘American Pie’ parody “The Gasman Cometh.” Figures it’d be Christmas Eve (the day the boiler died)…. (Yea! Parody!!)
Finally including the rangifer, Syrpyntyne posts a fine ‘Rocket Man’ parody that seems to kvetch about flight, but strolls through the routine like it’s no big deal. “Reindeer Man” is Santa, by the way. (While we’re at it, their “Rocky Mountain Sleigh” needs an ear. Excellent.)
More trademark friendly, the parody “The Reindeer Song” from Nick Mitchell nonchalantly acknowledges the flying herd. Every child knows. Not really headlines.
How did Santa’s reindeer get to be so special? Care and feeding lessons as follows:
Peggy Lee’s continual attempts to appeal to children (scary!) included the saccharine “Don’t Forget to Feed the Reindeer,” a heavily syncopated band tune/lecture letting you know the privileges from being good. Do what you’re expected to do and you’ll get another chore, you angel!
Not scary enough? DJ Santa remixes ‘Mrs. Santa Claus’ as a bass drum car crash pogo dance “Who Feeds the Reindeer.” You have to dance, or else you’ll hear this massacre of a repetitious song.
Blue Öyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ gets its due with The Withers’ masterfully homespun “Don’t Feed the Reindeer.” Apparently they have professional handlers and your leaving them carrots (and cookies?!) (and wifi??!!) when you go to bed Xmas Eve messes that up. Quit it.
Some songs simply sneak in the roll call of reindeer. Listen carefully.
The Simians’ “A Perfect Christmas” is that list of ingredients that fill the bill. Alt-rock sneaks in the rostrum at the end.
“Santa Country” is old beach rock, so the actual country features Santa Barbara, or Santa Monica, Santa Cruz, or Sante Fe–get it? Reindeer creep in at the finale thanks to Bad Tide.
Flaterectomy gets desperate with his Song-of-the-Week challenge in Week 51’s “Ho Ho Ho,” in which Santa robs with a BLUE ALERT bitter vocabulary. The reindeer are named as accomplices in this metal/show tune mashup.
“I Got Yule Babe” from the inimitable Joel Kopischke waits for the outro to enumerate the sleigh pullers… and some bonus crew!