On December 25, 1954 Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” entered the Billboard Pop chart for the 11th time. His rendition has sold over 100 million copies word wide.
It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana.
On this day in 1995, actor, singer, and TV host Dean Martin died. This song, made more famous by the movie “Moonstruck,” reminds me of many a Christmas dinner with my Italian family:
On the same day in 2008 actress, singer and cabaret star Eartha Kitt died. In addition to being the first “Catwoman” opposite Adam West, she is perhaps best known for the Christmas song “Santa Baby”:
And on December 25, 2016 we lost George Michael. First catapulted to fame with Wham, with songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Everything She Wants,” “Heartbeat,” “Freedom,” “Credit Card Baby,” “Careless Whisper,” he then experienced significant solo success, including songs like “I Want Your Sex” and “Faith,” the latter the theme for today’s blog, songs with the word “Faith” in the title (by sheer coincidence, he is walking along side Elton John on the way to Princess Diana’s funeral in the “Candle In The Wind/Goodbye English Rose” video above). George, though later coming out as gay, was a heartthrob to almost every girl in the ‘80s:
In a fashion fitting for Christmas, Trans Siberian Orchestra starts off the playlist with Faith Noel.
I wish everyone a Christmas season and year filled with peace, love, joy, and hope.
I hope that this music and my blog truly serve as a “revival: a new presentation of something old,” a springboard to return to the music of your youth, or perhaps to find artists you want to discover anew. Rediscover the passion of music in your life.
Live in the moment.
Enjoy the moment.
Love the moment.
Listen to the MUSIC!