Written by Giavanna Foster
The holiday season is here, and we have new holiday music picks for you! The team here at ARTSNLA chose five new songs with different genres that showcase emotional depth, hope, and holiday cheer. Here are ARTSNLA’s holiday music picks for the year of 2020:
BTS (방탄소년단) Sing ‘Dynamite’ with me (Holiday Remix)
BTS’s “Dynamite” is one of the biggest hits of 2020, and the upbeat festive remix is perfect for this holiday season. In the video, BTS sings while having fun in front of a decorated tree with white holiday lights. “Dynamite” (Holiday Remix) received 11.8M+ YouTube views as well as 2.1M YouTube likes. Right now, “Dynamite” by BTS is #1 on iTunes’s K-POP charts.
Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run (Official Video)
The official animated video for Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run” premiered in October 2020. It celebrates the holidays as well as Mr. Berry’s legacy as the father of rock-n’-roll. This timeless classic song is filled with upbeat energy and vintage rock guitar melodies. In this video, Mr. Berry plays an electric guitar while standing in a custom sleigh with reindeers. He spreads light and joy by playing guitar and giving presents to everyone. This video has received over 1M views.
Carrie Underwood & John Legend – Hallelujah (Official Music Video)
Carrie Underwood and John Legend sang “Hallelujah” effortlessly with emotional depth. This poignant rendition is filled with hopeful lyrics. “…”Let the children know there’s a brighter day ahead,” Underwood belts in the chorus. “Hallelujah” is featured on Underwood’s My Gift, which is #1 on iTunes’s holiday album charts. (Also, the song landed at #4 in the Top 10 on iTunes.) Now, the official music video has received over 5M YouTube views.
Meghan Trainor – Holidays (Official Music Video) ft. Earth, Wind & Fire
Meghan Trainor’s upbeat collaboration with Earth, Wind, and Fire is filled with holiday cheer as well as groovy melodies. “Holidays” is featured on A Very Trainor Christmas. This music video received over 2.4M YouTube views. In this video, everybody is dressed up for the holiday season. Backup dancers are also featured with Meghan Trainor and Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Tori Kelly – Let It Snow (From A Tori Kelly Christmas – Live From Capitol Studios)
GRAMMY-winning R&B legend Babyface worked with Tori Kelly. Together, they sang the nostalgic classic entitled “Let It Snow” with clean vocals and emotional depth. There is also a groovy saxophone solo! This song is featured in A Tori Kelly Christmas, which received over 250k YouTube views. This special live performance was recorded at Capitol Studios.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the ARTSNLA staff. Stay safe! 🙂