Thursday Night Christmas Music Byte

Wonderful Christmastime” is a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney. It is one of McCartney’s best known solo songs, and it enjoys significant Christmas time popularity in the UK and other English-speaking countries. The notable synthesizer riff was played on a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. The song was later added as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Wings’ Back to the Egg. Although the song did not chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart. The video was filmed at The Fountain pub in Ashurst, near Horsham in Sussex.

Fellow ex-Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison had already released festive singles, and Ringo Starr made a Christmas album in 1999. Of all of the former Beatle seasonal offerings, Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” and McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” have become two of a large number of popular Christmas songs played year after year.


Posted on December 11, 2009, in Songs, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So completely different from last night’s Byte. With their spouses on each song, it shows how they grew artistically and in different directions.

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