Kelly Clarkson

he/him
Finally.

I’ve been listening to Queen of the Night all day and whew what a song. Kelly is truly the only one who could cover Whitney and completely do her justice.
 
Because Of You
Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
Happier Than Ever
Merry Christmas (To The One I Used To Know)

is one of the most intense stories in pop music.

I know one is a just cover and one is just a Christmas song but they all make so much sense together. So much heart shattering sense. I will never not argue about Merry Christmas being a complete Kelly classic.

Some other personal albums wish to reach the emotional intensity of When Christmas Comes Around to be honest. Sandwiched between some classics and some nice Ariana bops is a very disturbing look into what Kelly went through. Blessed may be pure cheese but it is also her coming to terms with what she still has.

The divorce album is kind of right there between some fun tinsel and some ho ho ho. Whoever finally got over an intense relationship should likely be able to connect to the imagery in Merry Christmas (To The One I Used To Know).

If I could feel the memory instead of turning back time
I know that the past is all that's left of you and I
I'd relive when we first met, when you caught my eye
The rush of us and all that was right now would be so nice


Yes it i all said and done and yes you officially moved on but sometimes it is the idea of that one dance on Christmas that can destroy you as much as it can elevate you. Because the memories are there. Good and bad. A simple yet fantastic song.
 
I honestly have a hard time going back to Billie’s version after hearing Kelly’s. Which is not a knock on Billie because I love her rendition and think the sarcastic tone of the song shines through better in hers.

But ma’am, the vocals. Whew. Might be Top 10 Kelly for me.
 
She got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today! Simon, Paula and Randy were there, as was Jason Halbert (her music director and sometimes co-writer/producer since the beginning) and her family:




I love hearing Simon say "Thanks to you, I'm here today, seriously."




This My December moment!
 
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