Favorite Christmas crooner: Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé? | The Tylt
Favorite Christmas crooner: Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé?
Sinatra's third studio album consisted of Christmas music and was simply titled "Christmas Songs by Sinatra" in 1948. The album featured Sinatra's renditions of "White Christmas," "Silent Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." All of his these renditions are among the most popular.
"A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra" was released in 1957 and is considered his first full-length Christmas album. The album has been repackaged quite a few times. His Christmas albums are revered as classics, explaining the many re-packages over the years. But if anything, it proves that people across generations love to hear Sinatra's smooth vocals singing about the spirit of Christmas. After all, Sinatra's smooth and jazzy vocals are timeless.
Below are some notable lyrics to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," per Genius.
🎶 Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Make the Yuletide gay. Next year all our troubles. Will be miles away.🎶
🎶 Once again as in olden days. Happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us. Will be near to us, once more.🎶
Check out a performance below of Sinatra singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
In 2017, the ultimate collection of Christmas hits from the crooning Sinatra was released. Sinatra is a legendary traditional pop singer, and his Christmas music proves that his legacy will live on forever. Listen to Sinatra's "Ultimate Christmas" compilation album below.
It's not easy taking on classics, but if anyone has done it right it's Bublé. His cover of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was the lead single off of his commercially-successful album "Christmas." It's no secret that Sinatra paved the way for Bublé. The modern-day crooner paid tribute Sinatra, singing his classics.
To be completely — and pardon the pun — frank with you, I have ripped off everything I could possibly rip off from Frank Sinatra, from Dean Martin, from Bobby Darin, from Vaughn Monroe, from all the singers. I've stolen as much as I could, and I felt like if I did that I could pass it off as research. You sort of realize Sinatra was Sinatra, but you have to do the very best you can with what you have and make it your own.
We wouldn't call it ripping Sinatra off, but Bublé has followed in his footsteps. This includes getting people into that holiday spirit. But "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a famous Mariah Carey song. This didn't stop Bublé from putting his traditional spin on it. Bublé's version is slower and heartfelt.
Watch the making of Bublé version of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" below.
Bublé's Christmas album eventually topped the Billboard 200. The album is regarded as his best-selling LP to date. Every November 1, fans gear up to listen to "Christmas." Every year, his Christmas album charts. It's because he's the modern-day crooner, keeping both Christmas music and traditional pop jolly and emotive. You can also listen to the album below via Spotify.