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December 23, 2011

Great Moments In Christmas Song History Vol #3: Santa Claus Is coming To Town by Bruce Sprinsteen

The Boss. Brucey Bruce. The legend of the Boardwalk. The King of New Jersey!!! My man Bruce Springsteen is a legend among music legends. He is the kind of musician that EVERYBODY loves at least a couple of songs from. My personal favorite would have to be "Thunder Road". But any child of the late 70's & early 80's is sure to love Bruce's classic rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". Originally performed by Bruce and The E Street Band at a college gig way back in 1975, the song wasn't released commercially by Bruce until 1985 as a B side to his single "My Hometown" (which is one of my favorite Bruce songs...). Ever since I was a tiny tot I remember hearing this song blaring through the car radio speakers, with Bruce's gruff singing voice mouthing the famous words in a way that no one ever has (or ever will) before. Ya gotta love The Boss's rendition. It is what Christmas here in the North East is all about. click after the jump for the video...

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