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 Christmas, Christmas Carols, Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney and Wings, Songs, Wonderful Christmastime. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.