Holiday songs playlist adds philly magic to the season

10 paths to fill the air with local love.

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Philly is without a doubt one of the greatest music cities in the world. from “American platformTo The Sound of Philadelphia To Boyz II Men to The War on Drugs, Philadelphia stands with the best across genre and time.

As the holiday tunes begin to fill the air, it’s easy to exemplify the local love.

We’ve rounded up a selection of classics that add the magic of Philly to your seasonal listening. Some of them are the works of the greatest artists of all time, others are works you may not know yet.

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The combination of the strong R&B powers of Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight was the perfect recipe for this classic Wanya Morris remix of the ’40s. With a video showing both friendship and romantic love, the song peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Born in Philadelphia, Billie “Lady Day” and her sweet voice is elegantly captured on this classic tune, written by Irving Berlin in 1937 and later adopted as a standard in the American Holiday Songbook.

Born and raised in Philly, J. picks up. Love precisely what it means to feel frustrated during the holidays on this day original track. With the lively harmonica playing, it reminds us that some people during the holiday season are just trying to get past it. Bonus: His new album “Coming Back Home For Christmas!” He is Released today.

Written by Joseph Carlton Bell and originally sung by Bobby Helms in 1957, the Hole & Oates cover remains one of the most famous renditions of this Christmas standard. The duo first released it as a single in two versions – one with each singer taking the lead.

Written and produced by legendary duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and released to Philadelphia International Records, this is the definitive Philly Soul Classic. The O’Jays reminds us that the holiday season is all about spending time with the ones we love.

Leslie Odom Jr. started. , who grew up in East Oak Lane, started his career singing in the Germantown church choir. His blogging has become a holiday classic: Two of his four professional albums are dedicated to Christmas songs, the most recent being released just last year.

On another gem from Gamble and Huff, Patti LaBelle’s incredible craftsmanship brings every holiday vibe you can handle. Released by Daughter of Philadelphia in 1990, Slow Breed encourages us to use the season to cultivate a more loving and just world.

Strawberry Mansion’s Jazmine Sullivan showcases her gospel in full with this engraving on one of her many Christmas albums Capella Pentatonix Collection. Sullivan takes the lead on this emotion-packed path of “Sister Act 2,” with the quintet of quintet to back her up.

Written by Billy Hayes and J.W. Johnson in 1948, and sung by Elvis famously, it made this festive standard on Frankie Avalon’s Christmas album, with the Philadelphia-born young man providing his notable version.

Musiq Soulchild released a version of these hymns on his album “A Philly Soul Christmas”. After its narrow production, nineteenth-century Scottish poems on a Welsh tune from the fifteenth century may never be the same.

Note: O’Jays’ version of “Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas” isn’t on Spotify, so we’ve replaced it with Aretha Franklin (no one can be mad about that)

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