I have to go with the Burl Ives version also. The most famous reindeer of all? Whether he was singing or speaking, Ives had a warm, story-telling voice that made his version of this song nearly timeless. I think Baby-Face and Jewel decided the reindeer needed something beyond the snow up there in the North. My comment on DMX rap, can't bear to listen to this version. James C Moore from The Great Midwest on December 08, 2018: I jumped right to the Temptations version of " Rudolph" after reading the intro. Granted I don't think anyone did it to the extent of Frank Sinatra. Hope you're having a great holiday season! U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, which sued on Friday against a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations. Among the covers, Destiny's Child is my top favourite. Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Lyrics The original version is not translated literally into Japanese and skips certain parts that are known well in the English. Hope you are having a joy-filled holiday season! Mary - Glad you agree! It's such a fun song. A bit of clarification on the Dean Martin version. Confidential Informant T-10 has advised that Burl Ives was an entertainer in 1941 at a function sponsored by the American Friends of the Chinese People, which was cited as a Communist front by the House Committee on Un-American Activities on March 20, 1944.”. The retailer had been buying and giving away coloring books for Christmas every year and it was decided that creating their own book would save money. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 26, 2018: Devika - Hope your Christmas was a good one! G ene Autry sang about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as “the most famous reindeer of all” — and there are numbers to back him up. Anyone remotely familiar with The Crystals' work can't help but notice that this cover's background instrumentals sound suspiciously similar to their hit, "Then He Kissed Me" (1963). I hope your Christmas season is a good one so far and you're getting lots of Christmas cookies! With many artists singing the same Christmas tunes, the sleigh has become overloaded. Ives furnished the voice-over for narrator Sam the Snowman in the 1964 television special, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." The poem that this song was based upon was written in 1939 by a low-paid, Jewish copywriter at Montgomery Ward who used his own childhood experiences and the story of The Ugly Duckling as creative inspiration. The childlike voice, the accelerating pace, the inexplicable "yippee" and headshaking "ba-doing ba-doing." Videocraft Chorus) [Finale / Soundtrack Version] Play on Spotify - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (feat. There is also the fact the Reindeer, if not Kris Kringle, were German. I already sang this part [Verse 1] Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it (Hope you do) Jingle, jingle, jingle You will hear my sleigh bells ring I am ol' Kris Kringle I'm the king of jing-a-ling Jingle, jingle reindeer Through the frosty air they'll go They are not just plain deer They're the fastest deer I know Ho ho! Martin's confident, magnetic vocal presence takes the spotlight. As old as it is, this original Christmas classic is a tough one to beat! Thank you for stopping by! The fiddles early in the song are a strong signal that we should expect a this to be a traditional, down home country cover of "Rudolph." Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on December 08, 2018: Hi Flourish. The song's background music supplements rather than interferes with Autry's vocals, as appropriate. Patty - That's too bad that Gene Autry was so rude that he ruined kids' Christmas. . The first record album I ever bought was The Best of Burl Ives, so I have a soft spot for his warm homey voice. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. The warning covers ‘all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico’ to ‘stop products that appear to be in violation from entering the U.S. until the agency is able to review the products’ safety.’. Videocraft Chorus) [Finale / Soundtrack Version] Play on Apple Music - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (feat. If you don't get a soul clap on when the Temptations sing, then you probably are a statue. Linda - Glad you are enjoying the series. Montgomery Ward asked their employee Robert May to generate a Christmas poem that the store could print as a booklet to give away to holiday shoppers. Johnson offers up a low-key, folksy cover of the Christmas classic, and he modifies the lyrics to be about bullying and trying to change: Well, Rudolph he didn't go for thatHe said, "I see through your silly games"How could you look me in the faceWhen only yesterday you called me names?Well all of the other reindeer, manWell they sure did feel ashamed"Rudolph you know we're sorryWe're truly gonna try to change.". He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored with Grammys, Emmys, and a variety of other impressive awards in entertainment. The first variation is "...and if you ever saw it, well you would even say it glows..." and later with emphasis "...goin' down in history". Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2020: I knew who wrote the song but did not know the detail regarding the copyright. Dora - I really liked the corporate generosity, too. Hadn't heard that one but I figured as much. I didn't know so many people had covered this tune. In this role, Ives delivered this holiday song, a perennial favorite of young and old alike. The songstress has achieved crossover success in pop music and has also won achieved acclaim as an actress. In its first year of publication, 2.4 million copies of Rudolph's story were distributed by Montgomery Ward. I voted "someone else" but the very best version by far is the duo of Bing Crosby and Dean Martin, a slightly jazzed up version but staying true to tradition as well. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season filled with Christmas cheer in the down under. Merry Christmas! (Smile). His is the vocal that always comes to mind because of the claymation cartoon of the 1960's. They are among the most successful groups in popular music history and in 1989 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sadly, May's wife died of cancer about the time he completed the poem, leaving him with both a young daughter to support and large medical bills to pay, yet May's employer owned the copyright. It's snowing now in my corner of the world. Now, of course Burl Ives version is associated with the classic Rudolph animation. newsletter, FBI files detail the story of ex-Chicagoan Martha Dodd Stern who became a Soviet spy, Feds zeroed in on O’Hare Airport deals during Daley administration, FBI files show, Janis Joplin’s last Chicago-area show, at Ravinia, had the FBI worried about violence, FBI Files: Northwestern astronomer J. 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Then it descends into madness and growling as the narrators morph into a raging monster and it barks the rest of the lyrics. Ives’ FBI file shows the authorities were long interested in his political leanings. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 11, 2018: Tim - Thank you. Seems like Christmas has come early to us. I've always enjoyed that cartoon as well as Ives' voice. If you like the the 1960s girl group sound, then you'll love their rendition of "Rudolph." The country legend unfortunately talks—rather than sings—her way through the poetic introduction ("You know Dasher ..."), and she seems to squeal from over excitement in one part ("that's right") when addressing the children who vocally accompany her. I just love the upbeat tunes! This song is sung by Sreejoni Nag. Since then, many artists have released cover versions of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" of various musical style and quality. Still LOVE it. I like how Dolly Parton inserted some lesson about how God sees us same as how Santa saw Rudolph- beautiful and has a purpose. It is so lively and while listening, I could not help but sway my body a bit. Linda - Their generosity warmed my heart, too. "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle" is a song sung bySanta Clausin theRankin/Basstelevision specialRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Initially released in 1949, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was first sung by crooner Harry Brannon on New York City radio in November, with Autry's version soaring to … I think Burl forgave me some of my foolishness and mistakes, and I’m willing to forgive others. I lost the CD which included it and have been searching every since, which is how I landed on this search. This is such a cute song! ): Now did you kids know that God sees us the way that Santa saw Rudolph?He sees the true beauty and knows the great potential in each and every one of usAnd that's how we should look at each other, through the eyes of loveAfter all, that's what Christmas is all about, loveCome on, sign along with me. If the comedian-singer had dropped these shenanigans, his cover could easily have been the best version of all. Tim - There comes a point at which some record producer needed to tap Jewel on the shoulder and tell her she was better than that. Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 24, 2018: I had to vote for Burl Ives as I remember first listening to his song when I was just a little girl. The reindeer lives with a very noticeable disability—a nose that glows red—yet he struggles even more with a peer group that harasses him through laughing and name calling. It seems to have disappeared but what a treasure if it could be found. Gene Autry the "Singin Cowboy" . If that's your thing, then Dolly totally nails it. But you'll soon be won over by the cover version's prominent beat, the classic Temptations vocals, and the narrators' mimicry of Santa shouting out at the once socially rejected reindeer: Hey, Rudolph!Come on, come on, come on, come on and guide my sleigh tonight. Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 08, 2018: I love em all. Download on Amazon - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (feat. Where can I get one? Hope your holiday season is going well. Hope you found a version you enjoy. Children's Christmas Song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with Lyrics - created for the classroom These dudes got their hooves on some wicked eggnog, and this sick song is the result. There's Always Tomorrow is a song sung by Clarice in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Warning: this unusual cover of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is addictive. The frat guys return at the very end of the song for a duet. Had a very shiny nose, And if you ever saw it, You could even say it glows. That's my vote. that Burl Ives has no regular program on radio or television at the present time, but that he appears as a guest star on a number of radio shows, for example, he was a guest star on the ‘Bing Crosby’ show approximately three months previous.”. John Denver's cover modifies the lyrics by having background vocalists echo or elaborate on key phrases: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)Had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)And if you ever saw it (saw it)You would even say it glows (like a glow worm)All of the other reindeer (reindeer)Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio) They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)Join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly). Happy Holidays to you and your family! On his original version of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," Autry delivers a vocal performance that is clear and prominent. It never should have happened. Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 07, 2018: A real Christmas classic here, Flourish. John Denver was one of America's best-selling folk, soft rock, and country musicians throughout the 1970s and beyond. Of all the cover versions, which you prefer. . FBI files: Burl Ives, who sang in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cartoon, was quizzed about being a ‘red’ FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 10, 2019: George - It's surprising what some artists do with a traditional song! “He denied Communist Party membership, but admitted that in the Spring of 1944 he did attend six or seven open meetings of the Communist Political Association.”, Ives named four people he recalled “were present at these meetings.”, In response, the founder of a folk music magazine wrote: “The well-known folksinger, who once joined in singing ‘Solidarity Forever,’ has a different tune today. Thanks for sharing that personal story. Music and Lyrics. Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment for Montgomery Ward. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. I don’t think the human race will last unless we include forgiveness as an important quality of our lives.”, In 1959, Ives won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the 1958 movie “The Big Country.”, He also was known for singing “Frosty the Snowman” and “Polly Wolly Doodle.”, Seeger, who died in 2014, called him “a great ballad singer” with a “beautiful voice.”. (May had written the poem for Montgomery Ward as a work product.) John - Thanks for stopping by! Hmm. I haven't heard all the artists, but I'm voting for one that I really like. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company. George Xu from Philippines on September 10, 2019: I'm going for the original. Thank you for the rundown. Although it didn't cause me to like the song any less, there is one curious thing I noticed, however. Johnny Marks. " A video of the rapper's impromptu performance went viral, and in 2017 he released this recorded version. Bill - Thanks for sharing your take on this Christmas classic. I’m strong on the idea of forgiveness. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 10, 2018: Readminknow - Thank you for stopping by to register your favorite! Autry was known as America's Favorite Cowboy, and he was a trailblazer in American country music. Let's rank them and cross some versions off the list. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. You know Dasher and Dancer, And Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, And Donner and Blitzen, But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Johnny Marks, M… It must have been very disheartening. His songs, in the hands of musical director Maury Laws, simply sparkle with Christmas magic. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 09, 2018: I could not pick just one singer artist that I preferred as so many of them were great when singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The 3rd attempt portrayed him as a … The movie "The Young Lions" was released in 1958. We’ve never seen anyone sing while crawling on his belly before.”, Asked decades later about Ives’ testimony, Seeger said in a NPR interview, “Well, I don’t know how other people feel. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 17, 2018: Thank you Patty Inglish for sharing about Gene Autry. The background music is so 'Christmassy'! Length. If you think this performance is simply a one-off, think again. Jewel has also performed it live as a duet, using even more off-the-wall vocal sound effects. Jeepers. Loved this list. Sorry, Babyface, but you're going to have to guide your own sleigh. It's old slang for dancing. Check out answers to frequently asked questions, including: Am I eligible for a coronavirus shot? Glad you enjoyed the list. Find it and it will likely be your favorite too! Since the song was written in 1949, I assume he was the first person to record it, and it is this version that is … May you have the very best holiday season ever this year. いつもみんなの笑いもの . According to an FBI record from 1950: “Confidential Informant T-14 advised . The duration of song is 03:15. Not all the renditions have these elements. He specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many holiday standards, including "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "A Holly Jolly Christmas", "Silver and Gold", "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", and "Run Rudolph Run". Stay warm and have a fabulous holiday week! “. It was sung by the Simpson family in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" in the end credits. Hope you're getting all the Christmas cookies you can stomach! It includes Grandpa playing the piano and Bart and Lisa interrupting to irritate Homer. Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 09, 2018: What a lovely story of generosity and goodwill behind this poem. 真っ赤なお鼻のトナカイさんは . Burl Ives' cover version is a sentimental favorite. The song starts off sounding like a bunch of inebriated fraternity guys singing "Rudolph" against electric guitars. Listen to Sreejoni Nag Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer MP3 song. I love listening to the original version. Those catchy alternative lyrics and Beyoncé's vocals are my favorite parts of the Destiny's Child version. Those "other reindeer" socially ostracize Rudolph while Santa conveniently looks the other way. Liz - Thanks for stopping by. Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban. Now I have that song buzzing around in my head. McCarthy, who died in 1959, has long been denounced for engaging in a witch hunt that destroyed careers. I'm sure you assumed from the bloody cover art of the album that this was going to be a unique depiction of the song. Since the original song version is typically considered "the standard," we don't include it in our overall rankings. I do like the Bing Crosby and Dean Martin versions, but I have nothing but fond memories of watching the Christmas special as a kid. From the way Rudolph is being begged, it's obvious that he has has come full circle from underdog to leader of the pack. Here is the Japanese version of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or Akahana no Tonakai. Johnny Marks Birth nameJohn David Marks BornNovember 10, 1909 Mount Vernon, New York … "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a song based on the story of the same name, created by Robert L. May in 1939 as part of his employment with Montgomery Ward. It is honorable that Montgomery Ward gave it back to Robert May. Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter, former professional surfer, and environmental activist, so you'd be right to expect a different vibe from his delivery of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." 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