Monday, November 02, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Eagles

Song:Please Come Home For Christmas
Album:Christmas Of Hope

This Christmas record has become a perennial in recent years. It turns up on the annual Christmas charts as a frequent download. Of course Eagles was one of the most popular bands of the 70s. And Please Come Home For Christmas was a top 20 hit in 1978. It was released while the band was working on their 1979 album The Long Run but it was only released as a single. Please Come Home For Christmas was written and recorded by legendary R & B singer Charles Brown in 1960. It's not even Brown's best known Christmas song as he wrote Merry Christmas Baby. The record charted in 1960 and then appeared on the annual seasonal charts. The Eagles recording of Please Come Home For Christmas reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It was the first top 20 Christmas song since Roy Orbison's Pretty Paper in 1963. It was re-released as a CD single in 1995 and did well on the Adult Contemporary chart. And it continues to be very popular on the seasonal charts. Please Come Home For Christmas appears on Rhino's 2003 2CD comp The Complete Greatest Hits. But I suggest you get it on this various artists Christmas CD released by Columbia in 1995. Other artists on the CD are Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, U2, Wynton Marsalis, John Mellencamp, James Brown, Elton John, Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Reba McEntire. It appears on a couple of other CDs but I like this one for your Christmas listening. Please Come Home For Christmas has been covered by plenty of artists including Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson. I'm partial to Brown's original version but the Eagles version is pretty good. Here's a video for Please Come Home For Christmas by Eagles.

1 comment:

  1. My family bought the Eagles Album "Greatest Hits" and everybody in my family enjoyed it. We all loved the songs, even the song "Witchy Woman" with its reference to drug usage, by then we three children were old enough to know abut drugs and so my parents saw no harm in us listening to that song. They really put out some good music. I have heard the beautiful song "Please Come Home for Christmas" it is a traditional favorite and is played regularly by the radio stations during the Christmas season. When the band split up I heard and liked the music of the former members, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Huge amount of talent there. One of the reasons they were so popular in the 70's.