Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
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"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record.
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First recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, it became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard music chart the following year. One of the best-selling songs of all time, "Let It Snow!" has been covered countless times. Due to its seasonal lyrics, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song. However, the song has no Christmas references and is therefore a seasonal song shared by those who do not join in the celebration of Christmas.
In 1950, Frank Sinatra recorded the song with The Swanson Quartet.
In 1993, Aaron Neville recorded the song for his Christmas album, Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas.
In 1998, Chicago recorded the song for their first Christmas album, Chicago XXV. In 1998 Martina McBride recorded an uptempo version of the song, which was released as the first single from her album White Christmas. The song reached No. 64 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
In 2003, Michael Buble recorded the song for his holiday EP, Let It Snow.
In 2004, Contemporary Christian artist The Katinas covered the song on their 2004 album Family Christmas.
In 2005, the song was covered by Carly Simon but was sung from the point of view of the host instead of the guest.
In 2006, Celtic Woman recorded the song for their second album, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration. Celtic Woman also performed the song as part of their A Christmas Celebration concert on 7 December 2007 at the The Helix in Dublin. In 2006 it was also recorded by Twisted Sister for their holiday album A Twisted Christmas.
In 2010, Lady Antebellum recorded the song for their holiday EP, A Merry Little Christmas. In 2010 it was also recorded by The Puppini Sisters for their holiday album Christmas with The Puppini Sisters, Alyson Stoner (as Isabella Garcia-Shapiro) covered the song for the Christmas album Phineas and Ferb: Holiday Favorites, and Kylie Minogue released a version on iTunes.
In 2011, Cascada recorded a version of the song to promote a potential Christmas album, along with a music video featuring Natalie Horler and Yanou in the studio. This version was included on their 2012 Christmas album, It's Christmas Time. Westcounty Scrumpy and Western band The Wurzels also recorded the song for their 2011 Christmas Album. Also in 2011, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss performed the song on the TV show Glee as Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson respectively in the episode "Extraordinary Merry Christmas". It had been released the month before on the album Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2.
In 2012, Airborne recorded the song for their holiday album, Christmas: Holiday Music. In 2012 it was also recorded by Christina Perri for her holiday album A Very Merry Perri Christmas, Blake Shelton for his holiday album Cheers, It's Christmas and Alexander Rybak for his album Christmas-Tales.
Also in 2012, Rod Stewart recorded the song for his first holiday album, Merry Christmas, Baby. His version reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in December 2012. The song remained in the No. 1 spot for a total of five weeks, tying it for the longest leading rendition of a holiday title in the history of the chart.
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- Lyrics to Let It Snow