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The 10 most beautiful versions of Jingle Bells ever
We don’t know when and where exactly James Pierpont composed it, but Jingle Bells is surely the most sung song in Christmas time.
Behind the carol that mostly reminds us of the pleasure of Christmas there are many anecdotes. These include a long-time controversy between two cities of the United States – Medford, in Massachusetts and Savannah, in Georgia – that have both been claiming ownership for years.
It seems indeed that James Pierpont was inspired in the popular sleigh races taking place in the city of Medford during the nineteenth century when he composed the song. But a few years later the author moved to Savannah, where on 16 September 1857 the song officially obtained the copyright with the title One Horse Open Sleigh, while in 1859 it was renamed Jingle Bells.
But Jingle Bells also holds an important record: over the years the song was modified, cut, remixed, and proposed in many different versions like any other song in the world. The artists who sang this Christmas carol include Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti.
And this is our selection: the 10 most beautiful versions of Jingle Bells ever.
The Ventures – Jingle Bells
Boney M – Jingle Bells
Dean Martin – Jingle Bells
Ella Fitzgerald – Jingle Bells
James Taylor – Jingle Bells
Al Green – Jingle Bells
Fats Waller – Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
Cesare Picco – Jingle Bells
Johnny Cash and Family – Jingle Bells
Joe Williams – Jingle Bells (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Jingle Bells
Count Basie – Jingle Bells
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