So it’s Christmas Eve, and Musically Inspired’s Christmas countdown is almost at an end. Below are songs 4 through 2. I’ll post the number one song tomorrow morning. Hope you have an awesome Christmas Eve!

4. The Pogues- Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues is not your average Christmas song at all. The beginning of the song starts off sweet enough with lyrics “I´ve got a feeling This year´s for me and you. So happy Christmas, I love you baby” in the first verse. The song, however, quickly turns into a song of loathing with Kristy MacColl eventually singing “Happy Christmas your arse I pray god it´s our last”. It’s a song that reminds listeners that the Christmas spirit cannot cure all. Quite a change from the normal “everything is perfect and sparkly” attitude of most Christmas songs.

3. Dawes- Christmas Time is Here

I just recently discovered the cover of Christmas Time is Here by Dawes. I have never been a huge fan of this song, but listening to Dawes sing it has made it one of my favorites this year. Dawes does not make any drastic changes to the arrangement in their version, but it still seems fresh and unique. Definitely a Christmas song worth checking out.

2. Etta James- Oh Holy Night

Etta James’ version of Oh Holy Night is perhaps my favorite version of the song. Etta’s incredible voice with the beautiful arrangement gives me chills every time I hear it. I will forever compare every version of this song to Etta’s version. So far no other version has come close.