Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing 'Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born Christ the Savior is born
Silent night, holy night Son of God, love's pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus Lord, at Thy birth Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Lyrics from a song in Public Domain
Terry from Willmar, MnI live in a town called Willmar, Minnesota. Franz Gruber's great, great, great, grandson Leo Gruber lives in Willmar. He's 90 years old and plays the accordian. One more thing: Leo Gruber was born on December 25th.
Jay from Brooklyn, NyThis song appears on both of the Temptations' Christmas albums. The earlier version, with David Ruffin singing lead, is beautiful beyond description.
Tony from Topeka, KsWhether by Bing Crosby, a local choir, or anything in between, this song is, for me, THE Christmas carol.
Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumThis is the last song on the Christmas cd of Phil Spector called "A Christmas gift for you from Phil Spector". It starts with "Hello this is Phil Spector ..." and I feel I'm melting completely when I hear his beautiful, nice, soft, spectorcular voice, mmmmm.....
Billy from Plymouth, NhThroughout his life, Bing Crosby refused to accept any money for his rendition of this song. Instead, all royalties were donated to charity. Bing believed it was wrong for, as he put it, a gambler & itinerant singer to profit from holy songs.
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.