FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK♥️
So what makes a great Xmas song?
Well that is the million dollar question i suppose. Personally i think that people make a great Xmas song.And you can't fool them with just cliches, bells and choirs ....
Time and time again The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's "Fairy Tale of New York" is voted in the top few favourites.
Written by Shane MacGowan and Jem Finer and released in time for Xmas (Nov 23rd) 1987 the song has been a regular part of Xmas for us all.
Frank Murray, the Pogues manager who claimed he influenced the songs birth, has sadly recently died at the age of 66
What makes the song so popular? Well the ingredients?..
It's a heartfelt tale of an Irish Immigrant, but you know that. It's real life?
A New York Xmas setting has bags of romance and character and a Galway Bay reference has never hurt any song....
I could keep going with the ingredients.....
Or..... is it! As i've just been reminded, the heartfelt emotion and sentiment felt in every word sung by two iconic artist's that creates what is (and i quote my friend Tom Tuff) "A beautiful lament.."
By jingo we might have nailed it!
Whatever the reason... it's a great song with a magical certain something that is loved by old and young - then and now.
And i get a feeling it will out live us all, but that's magic for you ♥️