Kelly Clarkson


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This so obviously should've been the single last year. Atlantic has worms for brains, it bears repeating.

Also Underneath the Tree is gonna spend another week in the Top 20 because of SZA's album drop, so unless something drastic happens next week, I don't think it's gonna hit the Top 10 this year even though it's literally right there for the taking.

I wish RCA would do something on their own if Kelly isn't gonna do anything, but I also get that they probably don't care to spend money on an artist who isn't on their roster. So all in all... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I heard Under The Mistletoe while I was out getting Christmas cards the other day and despite being not super impressed by it when it came out, it finally clicked for me? Compared to a lot of the other seasonal tripe I was subjected to in the same trip especially, it felt like a breath of fresh air. Queen of in-store music


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Is the wikipedia listing of her performing Ordinary World last week wrong, or is it for whatever reason just not on Youtube?
Sitting with When Christmas Comes Around for a second year and I have a feeling this one might be my favourite! Wrapped In Red does have a fair bit of nostalgia for me but I think the songs they chose to cover on this one are better and I’m starting to think overall I prefer the originals too.

It’s close though!
I go back to When Christmas Comes Around quite a bit, but I do wish she committed to the concept more. The covers she chose don’t really fit with the Divorce-mas vibe of the original songs.
Wrapped in Red is great, the original tracks especially, but I definitely prefer When Christmas Comes...

The originals are similarly brilliant but the covers are just so much stronger. Santa Baby and Last Christmas are painfully overdone and yet her versions are so infectious. In a world where she released the following, she would have my favorite holiday album of all time:

1. Wrapped in Red
2. Underneath the Tree
3. Merry Christmas Baby
4, Christmas Isn't Cancelled (Just You)
5. Glow
6. Every Christmas
7. Santa, Can You Hear Me?
8. Blessed
9. Winter Dreams
10. 4 Carats
11. Under the Mistletoe
12. All I Want for Christmas Is You
13. Christmas Eve
14. Merry Christmas (To The One I Used To Know)

Of course this makes no sense because the sentiments are drastically different from the two albums' original tracks. But phew, look at the material.