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Michael Buble’s Christmas album is something everyone has to hear

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Michael Buble in his Christmas Album cover, his top grossing and selling album.

Christmas is a time of giving and celebrating with friends and family for people all over the world. What better way to effectively bring people together than through music? And there is definitely a lot of Christmas music to choose from. Even the people who do not celebrate Christmas know the extreme amount of different albums that are out. Most of the big ones are from big name singers. For singers like Michael Buble, it is their top grossing album.

Michael Buble is a singer/songwriter born in Canada in 1975. Buble has won multiple Grammy awards and has had a very successful career. Even though he has had hits on the higher portion of the Top 100, he still seems to be most successful when it comes to Christmas. According to the Billboard Top 200 albums, Buble’s Christmas is number 23. The album being on the charts for an astonishing 59 weeks straight. It gained 21 positions in just the past week.

The album consists of 15 songs with the last track being only five seconds where he wishes his listeners a merry Christmas. All the songs on the album are remakes of classic Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells and Mariah Carey’s All I want For Christmas Is You. He also includes his own versions of Spanish classic Feliz Navidad featuring Mexican Singer Thalia, and Latin/German religious original Ave Maria. The album is very good as Buble uses his calm and soothing voice to remake these Christmas time regulars.

Personally, I have always enjoyed It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, and Buble does a great job making it his own while still keeping the charm of the song. What I have seen with other singers is that they take a good song and do much with it. This gets rid of the previous value of the song and makes it almost dreadful to hear. I don’t find this anywhere in Buble’s album. Which is probably why it is one of the top Christmas albums every year.

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He found good people to collaborate with and that is heard back to back in Jingle Bells and White Christmas. Both of these are two great songs on his album and I honestly thought the best part of the album was the first seven or eight songs. Although I enjoyed the album overall, my least favorite song would have to be Ave Maria. This is partly because I did not understand it and I have just never heard it before. A large portion of Buble’s listeners probably really enjoy this track, just not myself.

Overall, this is one of the most played, bought, and listened to Christmas Albums out and for a good reason. Buble did something most artists would like to do in successfully remake some of the top Christmas songs ever. Pair the great music with his Grammy-winning reputation and you have something listened to all around the country and beyond. I would give this album a 5 out of 5 which is a comparison to lighting the whole entire Christmas tree.

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Zachary Kaye
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Zachary Kaye is a 17 year old Senior at Colonia High School, with his birthday on September 30. He plays football for the school and is a captain of the team. When not playing, he is a huge sports fan and enjoys watching sports. One of his favorite activities during the NFL season is participating in Fantasy Football with his friends. His favorite sports teams are the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, the MLB New York Mets, and the NBA Philadelphia 76ers. Another hobby of his is to watch movies, mainly superhero ones. His favorite movies are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Thor Ragnarok. Kaye is very big into music and his favorite artist is the singer/rapper Post Malone, although he enjoys almost all genres. He Lives at home with his mother and his sister. He is not sure of a major yet and hopes to go to either Quinnipiac University or Rowan University and find a passion for something within the next few years.

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