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Material Issue – Merry Christmas Will Do

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This song is from Yuletunes, the Pop Christmas album from Black Vinyl Records.

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The Idea – It’s About that Time

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Here’s another tune from Yuletunes – a compilation of Holiday themed pop songs. It was produced by Jeff Murphy of Shoes fame and you can buy the CD from the band’s website – Shoeswire.com. It’s chock full of sing along, dance around tunes.

Here’s a review of the CD I found – “Original pop/rock songs with a Christmas theme. Melodic, harmony-laden, power-pop Christmas songs from some of the best bands in the genre. A holiday classic. You’ve probably heard these at the mall over the years and didn’t even know it. –CD Baby”

One of the songs is by The Idea and is called It’s About That Time. The first time I heard it, at a Bugaboo Creek restaurant in Atlanta, I shushed my family as soon as I heard the opening guitar sound, I was all “This is a Shoes riff and that might be Jeff Murphy singing.” I already owned the CD, which I hadn’t listened to in its entirety, so started listening to it once we got home and discovered that it wasn’t Jeff singing but it was a Shoes riff. Realized it was from The Things You Do.

I was so jazzed that I immediately emailed Black Vinyl Records with the story and was thrilled to get a response from Jeff himself. 🙂

Hi. My name is Kara and I am a Cicada for Shoes.

Shoes – This Christmas

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I’m not one for Christmas songs. If I worked in a mall and had to listen to 6 weeks of traditional songs, I’d probably lose my mind. There are exceptions to this – if I’m in a store and I hear a song from the Yuletunes Christmas compilation, I’ll stand under a speaker and listen to it all. I’ve been known to hush my family in a restaurant when I hear a track.

Yuletunes features Holiday themed pop songs. It was produced by Jeff Murphy of Shoes fame and you can buy the CD from the band’s website – Shoeswire.com. It’s chock full of sing along, dance around tunes.

Here’s a review of the CD I found – “Original pop/rock songs with a Christmas theme. Melodic, harmony-laden, power-pop Christmas songs from some of the best bands in the genre. A holiday classic. You’ve probably heard these at the mall over the years and didn’t even know it. –CD Baby”

One of the songs is by Shoes and is called This Christmas. It very well might be my favorite song from John Murphy.

Things’ll get better
Doesn’t seem like it now
But they always do
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas

The heart is a river
It carries you off as it takes you down
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas

How often we’re only in need of a place to leave the pain
When Christmas surrounds us
We see the snow replace the rain

Love is a riddle
Like a new toy that’s ruined it gets thrown away
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas

How often we’re only in need of a place to leave the pain
We’re anxious for Christmas
But without love it’s not the same

Things’ll get better
(Things’ll get better Things’ll get better)
Doesn’t seem like it now
But they always do
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas

I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas
(I hope you get just what you want this Christmas)
I hope you find yourself
I hope you find yourself
(I hope you get just what you want this Christmas)
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas
(I hope you get just what you want this Christmas)
I hope you find yourself someone this Christmas