Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Tolerable Christmas Playlist: Chuck Berry, "Run Rudolph Run"

I love this song because its lyrics are unabashedly Christmassy, but the song itself sounds like something Berry would have recorded anyway. He didn't have to put on any holiday contrivances to wish people a merry, he could convey all the excitement of opening gifts and waiting for Santa in the same language and style he used when signing about cars and chicks. It was written for him by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, but they knew his strengths and played to it.

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