Track Of The Day #963: Jonnie Common – Yippee-Ki-Yay Father Christmas
For our final Track Of The Day of 2016 we’ve gone with a suitably Christmas song, specifically this one by Jonnie Common in ‘Yippe-Ki-Yay Father Christmas’. It was apparently inspired by Die Hard (the very same one that doesn’t quite manage to topple It’s A Wonderful Life from damn near every Best Christmas Movie list) as part of a slightly ridiculous-and-equally-brilliant project via Song, By Toad.
As it so happens, ‘Yippee-Ki-Yay Father Christmas’ appears alongside eagleowl‘s ‘Let’s Save Christmas (The Ballad of Nakatomi Plaza)’ as part of Yippee-Kay-Yule. And the best part? Not only do you get these two charming songs, but all proceeds are going to charity – as Song, By Toad’s leading man Matthew Young puts it: “It will be released on the 1st December on Song, by Toad Records as a tiny snow globe Christmas tree bauble containing Lego John McClane, with all revenue going to charities which support the work our governments should be doing, had we not had a collective idiot spasm in 2016 and elected all the wrong ones.”
So, you get a three-for-one; two awesome tracks and you get to do some real good in the world, as is the spirit of Christmas itself. And it comes with a limited edition shiny snowglobe tree decoration that contains a wee Lego John McClane. What’s more Christmassy than that?
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