Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

So, how is K-Earth doing with their Christmas music lately? Well, things have improved, but it's still a mixed bag.

The Good:

Christmastime is Here - Vince Guaraldi - Great addition. Classic.
Donde Esta Santa Claus - Augie Rios. A SoCal classic.
Blue Christmas - Elvis. Need more Elvis. This seems to be it this year.
Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
Bing - White Christmas and Do You Hear What I Hear?
Nat King Cole and his chestnuts
the Chipmunks and their hula hoop wishes
Lots of Phil Spector music
The original Sleigh Ride. Love that horse.
McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime
Lennon's Happy Christmas
A nice Jim Croce tune
Lots of Perry Como, Andy Williams, and Johnny Mathis
Lots of Jingle Bell Rock
Holly Jolly Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Stevie Wonder's Someday at Christmas
Little Drummer Boy - the original

The Bad:

Cliff Richard - Little Town
Neil Diamond. His hits are often catchy, but this Christmas tune is a dud.
The Carpenters - Fine in small doses, but not four or five times a day.
Ray Parker Jr.'s Christmas song. Total snoozer from the guy who plagarized Ghostbusters from Huey Lewis.
Hall and Oates - Good group for K-Earth, but their version of Jingle Bell Rock stinks.

The Ugly:

Barry Manilow: Christmas is for the Children. Yikes!
Air Supply: White Christmas.
Mannheim Steamroller - about five songs by them. Complete and total cheese.
Kenny Loggins - Home for the Holidays
They are playing a song by a group called "Surface" that is unlistenable dreck.
New Kids. Only heard it once, but yup, they played a New Kids song. What's next, Milli Vanilli?

Overall, we're at least hearing some goodies, but things like the Chipmunks, Beach Boys, and Elvis are still in light rotation, while Mannheim Steamroller and the Carpenters receive heavy airplay. Other goodies (Bing, Como, McCartney, Sleigh Ride) also get very heavy play, so it's not a total disaster.

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