Top 10 Versions of Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride is the best secular Christmas song out there. It's so good that I have more than versions of it in iTunes. Here are my Top 10:
- •Bing CrosbyPretty traditional version. I like Bing's backup singers.
- •Ella FitgeraldAgain, very traditional, but who doesn't love Ella?
- •Jack Livingston BandI'm a sucker for big band music.
- •She & HimI was so stoked when She & Him put out a Christmas album.
- •Herb Alpert and the Tijuana BrassIt's a slow start before hitting the typical Herb Alpert stride. Trumpet love!
- •Squirrel Nut ZippersMore brassy instrumentals! I love the New Orleans feel of this one.
- •Brian Setzer OrchestraMore sizzling horn parts. This whole album is great.
- •The VenturesThat's right, the band who recorded the Hawaii 5-0 theme song.
- •The RonettesThe quintessential version for Christmas movies and tv episodes. Who doesn't love the Phil Spector Wall of Sound?
- •Harry Connick, Jr.This album has always been one of my family's favorites.
- •Barenaked LadiesThe vocals on this always crack me up. Every single time.
- •Boston Pops OrchestraNothing beats the original. It's the most perfect and pure version of the best Christmas song.