Wednesday, December 2, 2009


"Jingle Bells" is one of the best known and commonly sung winter songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and copyrighted under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" on September 16, 1857. Despite being inextricably connected to Christmas, it is not specifically a Christmas song. In 1943, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded "Jingle Bells" as Decca 23281 which reached No. 19 on the charts and sold over a million copies. Crosby sang a unique pronunciation of "jingle". The word is typically rendered "jing-gull", with a hard-G interposed. Crosby's version is "jing-ull", lacking the hard-G sound. "Jingle Bells" has been performed and recorded by Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Mike Horsfall, The Hoppers, Boney M and Ann Hampton Callaway. In 2006, Kimberley Locke had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with a recording of "Jingle Bells".

Lyrics | Bing Crosby lyrics - Jingle Bells lyrics

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hiya blue some great classic songs listed here,"White Christmas" is my favourite by Bing Crosby,have a nice day!!

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