Frank Loesser wrote this tune back in 1947 and, much to his chagrin, it immediately became a holiday standard. Everybody and his brother has recorded this song.
Old timers such as Margeret Whiting and Dick Haymes brought the song to the public in the late 40s, but it may have been Nancy Wilson's version, released in the mid-60s, which put the tune in the standard holiday repertoire.
|Rod Stewart not only co-opted the song, he snatched|
Ella Fitzgerald's performance of it, and with tech
slight-of-hand, recorded a duet with the long dead diva.
Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, The Carpenters, Donny Osmond, Bette Midler, Harry Connick, Patti LaBelle, even Chicago all took their turn.
Our Dance Party clip is responsible for bringing new attention to the song. A few years ago,Zooey Deschanel teamed up with her friend Joseph Gordon-Levitt to publish a sweet little rendition on YouTube.
|Nobody cares who this guy is, but the fact that he is |
holding a ukulele can be blamed on this week's Dance
The popularity of the clip soared, with over 13 million views, and now, the Internet is thoroughly cluttered with all manner of amateurs accompanying themselves on the ukulele. I wonder what Frank Loesser would think about that? But why worry about such things, let's just wish everyone a Happy New Year, and hope everyone has a special somebody to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve.