Friday, December 14, 2012

25 Days of Christmas #14: "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by Maroon 5


Written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a protest song about the Vietnam War. It's such a nice little jam. My only qualm is that it perpetuates the atrocious abbreviation of Christmas. But just as the war is history, so is the original rendition of the song. Why listen to a Beatle sing when you can listen to the sultry voice of Adam Levine? I suppose a little reverence for the dead might be in order, so RIP John Lennon. You did a lot of cool things. But Adam Levine is kind of sort of but not really the 21st century version of you, so just relax.

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