On the twenty-first day of highlighting lesser known Christmas songs (or versions of classics I gravitate to each year), my choice of song is “Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)”, by Elvis Presley. Taken from 1957’s “Elvis’ Christmas Album” (his third studio release), you can hear the King at the top of his game. The album itself has shipped more than 17 million copies to date. This was the first single from the album originally, which was then followed by the well known “Blue Christmas”.
Listening to this track makes me instantly wonder if it was written by the same writer(s) of “Teddy Bear” or “Don’t Be Cruel” and with a little research I found it is not, surprisingly.
I could spend multiple pages listing hit singles and albums from Elvis from his career that has thus far generated nearly one billion dollars in sales to date. I think that information can be found on many websites so I’ll leave that to you to research as you see fit.
Elvis is the best selling solo artist of all time, with the most songs charting on the Billboard Top 40 (115). He has sold nearly 150 million records during his career, with only the Beatles and Garth Brooks having sold more. From recording, acting, touring, and his merchandising, his net worth is over 300 million dollars.
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42 in Memphis. His final release was 1977’s “Moody Blue”.
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:
- BLUE CHRISTMAS
- HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
- WHITE CHRISTMAS
- I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
- SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN
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!