10. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
We speak of the original of course. I don’t know which is worse, the second or the third, but regardless, this one is brilliant. For me, it’s not even that it’s for a worthy cause, it’s that it’s actually quite good! The “FEED THE WORLD” chorus has a kind of sing-a-long-in-the-car element to it. Sadly it’s a bit preachy, but the song is laced with so much nostalgia and Christmassy feeling that I can actually ignore the message in the song. Happy days.
9. Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again
It’s just different, isn’t it? I love her bizarreness and this track sounds like something Danny Elfman composed. The atmosphere is great and the chorus has that eerie sense of magic to it (no pun intended). It’s not like you can dance or jump to it, but you can watch Kate Bush being a bit of a freak, and that’s why we love her. Or I love her, at least.