Fun. Covers ‘Sleigh Ride’ for Holiday Album: 5 Other ‘New’ Holiday Songs to Spread the Cheer This Year (AUDIO)
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s not too early to get into the holiday spirit.
This year, the guys from Fun. recorded a cover of the holiday classic “Sleigh Ride” (audio below).
The track is from Holidays Rule, a holiday album that also features tunes from The Shins, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright and the recently disbanded The Civil Wars.
Over the years, “Sleigh Ride,” which first hit the music scene in the late 1940s, has been recorded by just about everyone, from Clay Aiken to Hilary Duff, Amy Grant to The Muppets, and this year, Sufjan Stevens and Fun.
Fun.’s cover is a mix of holiday cheer and horns, all led by front man Nate Ruess and his powerhouse voice.
The group will continue to spread joy this holiday season in early December, when Fun. plays the annual Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and New York.
In anticipation of the holiday songs that will be playing non stop in coffee shops, retail stores and beyond, here are five other new tracks (originals and covers) to listen to:
Colbie Caillat ft. Brad Paisley: “Merry Christmas Baby”
Lady Antebellum: “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
Christina Perri: “Something About December”
Blake Shelton ft. Miranda Lambert: “Jingle Bell Rock”
Sufjan Stevens: “Silver & Gold”
What do you think of Fun.’s cover of “Sleigh Ride?” Do you have a favorite holiday song? Weigh in below.