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Coloring Club Plus — 12/9/19

Dec 9

I heard a song by Right Said Fred yesterday on Song Lyric Sunday that I liked (thanks for sharing it, Mel!) and so wondered if they had any holiday tunes out there. Why, it just so happens that they do!

Right Said Fred are an English band based in London and formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass in 1989. Since their formation, as songwriters and as Right Said Fred, the brothers have a list of achievements that include number 1 hits in 70 countries including, one US number 1, one UK number 1, and a number 1 in Japan – they were also the first band to reach the number one slot in the US with a debut single since The Beatles. They have also performed for Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, Nelson Mandela and at the Bollywood Awards and subsequently released a track for Comic Relief.

As multi-platinum award winning artists and songwriters, their global sales total 30 million and over 100 million plays on Spotify. They have writing credits on Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and Sofi Tukker’s ‘Batshit’, their music has been featured in over 50 films and TV Shows (Angry Birds 2, The Odd Couple, The Simpsons, West Wing, Family Guy etc) and in excess of 100 commercials. The band have performed with Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and David Bowie plus plaudits from Madonna, Jay Z, and Prince to name but a few.

They recently won two consecutive BMI Awards in 2018 and 2019, making that three BMI’s in total. They have also won two Ivor Novello’s for “I’m Too Sexy” and “Deeply Dippy” and in 1993 were nominated for Best British Group at the prestigious Brit Awards. Fred and Richard are two of the few songwriters to have two songs included in the PRS Century of Song Book.

The band continues to play to thousands of people around the world. In 2019, they traveled and performed all over Europe as well as performing in Canada to North American fans, playing twenty shows in summer alone.

The youtube information said that “You’re the Best Thing About Christmas” is the title of the album the song comes from but wikipedia makes no mention of it. Sorry for little info on the song. Hoping you enjoy it at much as I do!

 

You’re the best thing about Christmas
You’re better than winter snow
You’re the best thing about Christmas
Are you better than the pants your mum got me? I think so
Here’s to you, the ones we love
The sisters and brothers
Significant others
You’re the best thing about Christmas

You’re the best thing about Christmas
You’re better than mistletoe
You’re the best thing about Christmas
Are you better than the crackers we pull? Yes, I think so
Here’s to you, the ones we love
Sisters and brothers
Significant others
You’re the best thing about Christmas

Raise your glasses
And shake your asses
And toast the ones who can’t be here tonight
You’re the best thing about Christmas

You’re better than socks, chocs, bowls of finger food
Crackers, jokes, paper party hats
Baubles, tinsel, fairies on the tree
Stuffing, chicken, The Snowman on TV
Ties, pies, having cheeky naps
Cards, gifts, parcels all unwrapped
TV cooks, Christmas recipes
Festive EastEnders tragedies
Plums, drums, icing on the cake
Elves, bells, singers at the door
Friends, kids, making lots of noise
Nuts, sprouts, sacks of Santa toys
Chips, dips, turkey sandwiches
Hams, flans, things we’ll never eat
Queen’s speech, wine and mistletoe
Slade being on the radio
(It’s Christmas!)

You’re the best thing about Christmas
You’re better than winter snow
You’re the best thing about Christmas
Are you better than the pants your mum got me? I think so
Here’s to you, the ones we love
Here’s to you, the ones we love
Here’s to you, the ones we love
You’re the best thing

You are the best thing about Christmas
You are the best thing about Christmas

8 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 12/9/19

  1. Wow! That’s so interesting!
    I had no idea what the Fairbrass brothers had gone on to be involved with.
    It was Rob Manzoli I used to see all the time. I think we must have lived near each other. I think you asked me last night which of them I used to walk past.

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