Top 10: Christmas songs

Christmas songs? Oh yes, this is the time of the year, right? I don't think you know many of them, but Given to rock, it's useful even for making you discover new songs, right? 

Ok, let's get started now

10) Rob Halford - Donner and Blitzen
This song by the mighty Rob Halford would be a Christmas song? This one sounds more like one from Judas Priest, to me. Well, when you have the metal inside, you can't escape it, right? Wow, I like this quote. I just made it. Enjoy the song, now

9) U2 - It's Christmas
Bono, with his charming voice, asks her lover to come back home. I don't know you, but it sounds a little dodgy to me. And what about The Edge not using his beloved delay effect? That sounds strange, right?

8) Blink-182 - Won't Be Home For Christmas
This is a Christmas song but anti - Christmas. The boys from Blink-182 are telling us that they can't stand Christmas and that you won't find them celebrating at home. We take note of that.

7) Pearl Jam – Santa God
Very unknown song if you know Pearl Jam, only available at the time for the fan club (money money money...). It didn't become very famous but you know that I have to put a Pearl Jam song in every Top 10.

6) Ramones - Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight)
This one by The Ramones, instead, is very famous. The Ramones brothers tell us that they don't want to fight tonight. Maybe tomorrow, but not tonight.

5) Twisted Sister – Heavy metal Christmas
Wow, this band is ugly... Look aside, Heavy metal Christmas is a great song for a great band. Dee Snider & Twisted sisters are having so much fun with this one. Good on them.

4) Queen – Thank God it’s Christmas
The beautiful voice of Freddie Mercury reminds us that it's Christmas. Very good song recorded during "The works" period, 1984. It's even too good to be only a Christmas song, in my opinion.

3) Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas? 
Maybe it's too obvious but have a look at this beautiful line-up: Sting, Simon Le Bon, Paul Young, Bono, Midge Ure. Phil Collins is behind drums, just to give some rock context and justify its presence in this chart. Is that ok?

2) The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t let the bells end)
How not to love The Darkness and this crazy song... Aren't they great in front of the fireplace all dressed up like that? The bass player is always the number one.

1) John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Maybe the most famous of all. John Lennon put in this one also a social message against the war. 
It's very sad to see that many years have passed but nothing really changes.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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