'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with some good old Christmas tunes? Bruno Mars, the global superstar known for his soulful voice and infectious style, has shared his top 8 must-hear Christmas tracks that will surely bring joy to your ears.
First on his list is "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway. This 1970 R&B classic sets the mood with its smooth, soulful sound and lush instrumentation. Bruno also recommends "Merry Christmas Baby" by Otis Redding, a bluesy and soulful rendition that adds a playful sexiness to the holiday standard.
For a more contemporary vibe, Bruno suggests “8 Days of Christmas” by Destiny's Child. Released in 2001, this upbeat and funky track with Beyoncé on lead vocals is the perfect blend of retro and modern, adding a touch of millennial Christmas vibes to your playlist.
No Christmas playlist would be complete without "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" by The Jackson 5. With Michael Jackson's smooth vocals and the irresistible funky beat, this iconic version is guaranteed to get the whole family up and dancing.
Another holiday classic that Bruno loves is "Last Christmas" by Wham! This enduring 1984 anthem has it all - romance, heartbreak, irresistible melodies, and one of the most iconic music videos of all time. It's a pop perfection with a Christmas twist.
To add a traditional touch, Bruno recommends “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams. Released in 1963, this charming and upbeat song captures the nostalgia and magic of the holiday season. And finally, no Christmas playlist would be complete without Mariah Carey's legendary single, "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
Bruno considers this song an all-time favorite and it's easy to see why. With Mariah's powerful vocals and catchy melodies, it has become a timeless Christmas classic. So there you have it, Bruno Mars' personal picks for the best Christmas tunes to liven up your holiday playlists.