Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the countdown.
A sweet vintage Christmas card image from Pinterest. (Original source unknown.)
Today’s track is on my list for three reasons:
One: It is a fabulous song.
Two: It is by one of the greatest yet most criminally underrated singers in history, Miss Darlene Love.
Three: It pays homage to one of the great loves of my life-David Letterman.
He had Love on his show each December to perform this tune as an extra special Christmas treat for him, everyone on his set and all of us watching at home. It was a big warm one-of-a-kind virtual holiday hug we looked forward to all year. And nothing has come close to replacing it since he retired in 2015.
“Pretty lights on the tree
I’m watching them shine
You should be here with me
Baby please come home“.
Darlene Love (L) and David Letterman (R) after one of her yearly holiday performances on his show. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Darlene Love: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” (1963, written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector).
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!