On the nineteenth day of highlighting lesser known Christmas songs (or versions of classics I gravitate to each year), my choice of song is “Christmas Time” by Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams. The song was often listed as a bonus track on Bryan’s 1983 “Cuts Like a Knife” album, although it wasn’t actually recorded until two years later. It has since appeared on a number of Christmas compilation albums, and in 2019, was a featured track on his “Christmas” EP.
Joining his first band while in his teens, Adams released his self-titled debut album at age 20. His worldwide breakthrough came in 1983 with the release of “Cuts Like A Knife”. His singles are well known and still popular today…among them are “Straight From the Heart”, “Cuts Like a Knife”, “Run To You”, “Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”, and “Can’t Stop This Ting We Started”.
Bryan Adams is currently ranked 38th on Billboard’s list of top Hot 100 artists. He’s won 20 Juno Awards (from nearly 60 nominations), 1 Grammy (from 15 nominations), and also received 3 Academy Award nominations. He has sold more than 75 million records throughout his career and is also an avid photographer and philanthropist.
“Shine a Light” is Adams’ most recent album (released in 2019).
If you’d like to listen to the playlist as it’s created this month, preview the tracks and then log into Spotify to listen!
Other Moteventurous Christmas Songs from this artist:
- JOE AND MARY
- MUST BE SANTA
- REGGAE CHRISTMAS
- MERRY CHRISTMAS
- CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME (with Robbie Williams)
As always, if there is a holiday song you want me to hear and/or highlight here, add it in the comments below. Enjoy your day!