Winter Revolution: A Holiday Playlist for the Rest of Us

5 12 2010

18. Common – “The Light”

Why it’s on the list… I know this song has nothing to do with Christmas or even winter. But with a little imagination, the treble during the hook of the track sounds a lot like like sleigh bells.

Hear it? Once you spot it, it suddenly feels like a dope Christmas tune.

Cool right?

(It’s way better than this holiday Gap ad with Common in it, right?)

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8 12 2010
candyce

Great playlist! And I agree that the “Praise Santa” segment from Boondocks is pretty great! “Revolution” as a Christmas selection is a great idea, too…

I’d throw in some classics like “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” (simple yet profound) and “O Holy Night” (bit of abolitionist commentary).

I’ve been listening to a classical rendition (from the London Philharmonic) of Messiah over the last few holiday seasons. There’s some good stuff that Jones didn’t include. I had “Thou shalt break them” (from Ps. 2, follows the verses sung in “Why do the nations rage…”) stuck in my head last week. And of course, there’s the famous “Hallelujah Chorus”: “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ…” Hallelujah, indeed…

Have you heard Beck’s “Little Drum Machine Boy”? Hilarious and fun. 🙂

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