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The Shins’ McCartney Cover Of ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ Number One At A Mall Near You

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Should we be happy for this indie victory? This time of the year always comes with its cortege of Christmas-y music which is supposed to enhance your shopping experience about everywhere you go, and for about 20 years, Mariah Carey has been the queen of Christmas with her ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’… Let’s admit it, people can’t never get enough of this song and you have heard it about a million of times!

It turns out that people have opted for change this year. According to PlayNetwork, the company that helps more than 400 companies design their in-store playlists, The Shins, with their cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, are now number one, pushing poor Mariah to number two. Strangely, the original song performed by Paul McCartney is number 17 on the list, which shows that The Shins are better than Macca. How did this happen?

Personally, I can’t decide which one of both songs is the cheesiest one, the Shins gave it a new life, but isn’t it a bit… commercial, especially coming from Mr. James Mercer? To me, there is only one Christmas song that matters, The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York’, and, surprise, I never hear it when I shop.

According to the AV Club, here is the playlist you will not be able to avoid if you set a foot in a store, mall, shopping center at this time of the year:

1) The Shins “Wonderful Christmastime”

2) Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

3) Christina Aguilera “Christmas Time”

4) The Waitresses “Christmas Wrapping”

5) Jack Johnson “Someday At Christmas”

6) Kelly Clarkson “Underneath The Tree”

7) Michael Bublé “A Holly Jolly Christmas”

8) Bing Crosby “White Christmas”

9) Train “What Christmas Means To Me”

10) Ella Fitzgerald “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

11) Coldplay “Christmas Lights”

12) Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad”

13) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “White Christmas”

14) Vince Guaraldi Trio “Christmas Time Is Here”

15) Sam Smith “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

16) Pentatonix “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”

17) Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime”

18) She & Him “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

19) Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”

20) Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

 

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