SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Latest update on 29/12/2014

Artist: Eddie Cantor
Author: Haven Gillespie/J. Fred Coots
Year: 1934

Introduced the song in his radio show. One of the few Christmas songs (along with Winter Wonderland) enjoying some degree of popularity in days before the White Christmas craze (see there). Others still didn't risk their credibility, singing songs about Santa Claus.

Covers:

1934:

Harry Reser [for Deca; vocal: Tom Stacks]

1934:

George Olsen Orch. [for Columbia; vocal: his wife Ethel Shutta]

1934:

George Hall

1935:

Tommy Dorsey

1940s:

Jan August

1943:

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters [B-side of Jingle Bells]

1946:

Perry Como

1948:

Frank Sinatra

1950:

Ames Brothers

1951:

Patti Page

1951:

Guy Lombardo

1952:

Jimmy Boyd

1957:

Bobby Helms

1957:

Gene Autry

1960:

Ella Fitzgerald

1960:

Peggy Lee

1960:

Ramsey Lewis

1961:

Eddy Arnold

1962:

Four Seasons

1963:

Crystals

1964:

Beach Boys

1966:

Booker T. & The MG's

1967:

Blues Magoos

1967:

Lou Rawls

1968:

Tony Bennett

1968:

Frank Sinatra

1970:

Jackson 5

1974:

Carpenters

1975:

Bruce Springsteen

1983:

Conway Twitty

1985:

Slade

1985:

Ray Charles

1987:

Judds

1987:

Pointer Sisters

1992:

Cyndi Lauper [with Frank Sinatra]

1993:

Vince Gill

1994:

Mariah Carey

1996:

Michael Bolton

2005:

Harry Connick Jr.

2005:

Diana Krall

2008:

Lonely Boys

2008:

Alice Cooper [as Santa Claws Is Coming To Town]

2011:

Michael Bublé

2011:

Justin Bieber

2012:

Colbie Caillat

2012:

Rod Stewart

J. Fred Coots also wrote the music of Love Letters In The Sand.

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