Saturday, December 21, 2013

Aimee Mann - Whatever Happened to Christmas

Christmas. It's all holly and jolly until melancholia sets in. Today's song - Whatever Happened to Christmas - matches my mood.

 Whatever Happened to Christmas was written by Jimmy Webb. I was just talking about him today. Jimmy Webb wrote a gazillion songs, among them Wichita Lineman and MacArthur Park. Whatever Happened to Christmas was first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1968 for the album The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas.

I like the Sinatra version but Aimee Mann's version particularly grabs me. I think it's a beautiful and touching song.

You can but it at iTunes here.

Get it at Amazon here.

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