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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

George Michael's 'December Song': How Would Spice Girls Have Sounded On It?

George Michael is officially releasing holiday ballad "December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas)" on December 13 (i.e. the same week the Pet Shop Boys are putting out their own Christmas EP).

Curious George apparently wrote the tune with the Spice Girls in mind during their reunion two years ago. Why they went with "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" over this is beyond me. But then again, they're both kind of snoozy (though the video here is cute).



I don't know—I keep trying to picture the Spice Girls singing it, with nice, warbling Mel C vanity vocals all over the end. Maybe it would've been a bit more exciting as a duet?

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11 Comments:

  • At 6:22 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    yes, it would have worked much better as a duet. It's nice enough but bring on the new Killers christmas tune!

     
  • At 8:25 AM, Blogger John said…

    How is George getting so much hype for re-releasing this? I got this last Christmas. (pun possibly intended)

     
  • At 9:28 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Because I'm a nerd, I recently made a list of my top 100 of the decade to swap with a friend, and "Headlines" was on there...not sure why that one didn't take off...then again, I did pay hundreds to attend the reunion concert, so maybe I'm too biased....

     
  • At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    This really is a good song. George Michael is hands down one of the best male vocalists on the planet. Hence, I am glad he didn't give this off to the Spice Girls. I am not sure I understand the rationale behind officially releasing a song that he gave away for free on Christmas last year. Now, the Spice Girls being snoozy I can understand but HOW ON EARTH DOES GEORGE MICHAEL QUALIFY AS BEING SNOOZY??? Remember FastLove, Too Funky and Outside?

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    This really is a good song. George Michael is hands down one of the best male vocalists around. Hence, I am glad he did not give this song away to the Spice Girls. I still do not understand the rationale of him officially releasing a song that he gave away for free last year. Now HOW ON EARTH does George Michael qualify as snoozy? Remember FastLove, Too Funky and Outside???

     
  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger realsugar said…

    love the cover/video art. reminds me of an Erasure album. what was it lady? I know you know. ;)

     
  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger Mr. Will-W. said…

    this release is so pointless. it wasn't a big deal when it was given away for free on his website last year and it sure isn't despite the cute video this time around. i want old george back...

     
  • At 11:59 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Realsugar, I think you're thinking of the '95 self-titled one.

    Paul, you've probably heard the Killers by now!

    John, yeah...I guess he needs the pocket change?

    Shaun, I didn't pay hundreds, but definitely went. If you click the first link in the post, it'll take you to the concert review.

    Pranav, I mean both "Headlines" and "December Song" are snoozy, not SG and GM. I actually saw George in concert last year and admit, I tapped a toe or two.

    Mr Will-W, as opposed to old new old George? Yeah, he needs to put the leather jacket back on and pretend it's '87 again. At least while he's writing songs...if he still is anymore?

     
  • At 12:03 AM, Anonymous inDAbush said…

    this song brings back the memories...the first time I met George Michael in a set of shrubs, his mouth around me wang, I said, "OY, YOUS TOO TAWENTED FOR THWIS! But YA NOT SO TAWENTED AS TWHIS!

    you get a little sloppy on pills, but he tried. And I appreciate the effort, mate.

     
  • At 8:36 AM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Oh, D'luv, silly boy, I, of course, remember your rather lovely review of the SG reunion...you've just never warmed to "Headlines," and that confuses me until I remember that I'm the only person I've ever encountered who really likes it!

     
  • At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Relieved to hear that it was only "December Song" that you found snoozy and not George Michael. I actually really like "December Song". As you can probably tell, I am a die-hard George Michael fan - but NOT the extent that I excuse crap songs like "Freek" and "Shoot the dog". Watched him in concert twice - once at Wembley Arena (London) and once at TD BankNorth Garden (Boston). Frankly, I'd prefer that he went back to the 96-era George Michael as opposed to the 87-era George Michael. Spice Girls really are a snoozefest. I always thought of them as an image-based novelty act (quite a few of those types around now too but I won't name them!!!) as opposed to a serious musical entity.

     

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