Having a party and not sure what music to play? Take a glance at some of our favourite festive numbers, from the 50s and beyond. We’ve got glam-rock, R&B, a reworked classic from the princess of pop and some golden oldies thrown in for good measure too…
Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
Classic Stevie doing classic Christmas things. A cracking song to kick-start any dinner or house party thanks to its infectious Motown swing and harmonica solo.
Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
The ultimate in original Christmas songs, made even more famous recently by it’s inclusion in Tina Fey’s genius comedy Mean Girls. Put on a Santa outfit and dance the routine, we know you know it.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Winter Wonderland
Old school Hollywood fame mixes with modern day genius on this version of Winter Wonderland. The pair complement one another perfectly and will have you feeling that Christmas cheer in no time.
Struggling to embrace the holiday spirit but really wanna? This is the hit for you. A glam-rock, piano-tastic tune about enjoying all there is about the season. Not just one of the best Christmas songs, but also one of the Piano man’s best.
Kylie – Wonderful Christmas Time feat. Mika
She’s back! And she brought noughties favourite Mika. The pair reinvent Paul McCartney’s classic and add a touch of disco, making this a more than acceptable party number. For 10 X the festive factor whack on Kylie’s entire new Christmas album and prepare for major Xmas feels.
Tina Turner – Merry Xmas Baby
She’s simply the best and Tina definitely doesn’t disappoint on this R&B festive gem, which is topped off with an energetic freestyle nod to ‘Jingle Bells’.
The Waitresses – Xmas Wrapping
For anyone not as psyched for Christmas as Tina, then this is your jam. The song is told from the perspective of a busy single woman adamant not to participate in the exhausting Christmas period. Despite quoting Bah Humbug, this tune still turns out to be a suitably festive feel good playlist addition.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas is You
There can be no festive party without what some may say is arguably the greatest song for the holiday season. Hate it or love it, this warbling hit from the music industry’s chanteuse with the highest range
What are your favourite festive party songs? Let us know in the comments below!