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Santa Baby
Santa Baby.jpg
Promotional single by Kylie Minogue
From the album Kylie Christmas
A-side
Released 11 December 2000 (2000-12-11)
Genre
  • Christmas
  • pop
Length 3:23
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
  • Joan Javits
  • Philip Springer
  • Tony Springer
Producer(s)
  • Chong Lim
  • Steve Anderson
Kylie Christmas track listing
"2000 Miles"
(15)
"Santa Baby"
(16)
"Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here"
(17)
Music Video
Kylie_Minogue_-_Santa_Baby

"Santa Baby" is a 1953 Christmas song written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, sung originally by Eartha Kitt. The song is a tongue-in-cheek look at a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables, yachts, and decorations from Tiffany's.

In 2000, the song appeared as a B-side to Kylie Minogue's single "Please Stay" in 2000. The song has since appeared on many Christmas compilation albums, as well as a number of Kylie's own releases.

Release

"Santa Baby" was initially released as the B-side of the single "Please Stay", which was released as the fourth single from Light Years in December 2000; it song also appeared as the B-side to digital single "Over the Rainbow", which was released on Christmas Day in 2005. "Santa Baby" has appeared on a number of extended plays by Kylie, including, A Kylie Christmas and A Christmas Gift. A promotional CD for "Santa Baby" was released in December 2000, with "Please Stay" as its bonus track.

In 2015, Kylie released her first holiday album, entitled Kylie Christmas, on which "Santa Baby" was included, as well as being included on the re-issue of the album the following year. In 2010, a video for the song was released to Kylie's YouTube channel.

Live performances

Kylie performed the song at all three dates of the Christmas concert series, as well as various other television appearances.

Track listing

"Santa Baby" promotional CD single
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Santa Baby"  
  • Joan Javits
  • Philip Springer
  • Tony Springer
  • Chong Lim
  • Steve Anderson
3:23
2. "Please Stay"  
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
  • John Themis
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
 
Total length:
7:31

Charts

Chart (2000-2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 85
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 67
Germany (Official German Charts) 60
Hungary (Stream Top 40) 38
Ireland (IRMA) 52
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 68
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 57
UK Singles (OCC) 31
UK Singles (OCC)
with "Let It Snow" from A Kylie Christmas
188

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold 45,000
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 400,000^
*‡Sales and streaming figures based on certification alone

Lyrics

Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me
Been an awful good girl,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too, light blue
I'll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I've missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed
Next year I could be just as good,
If you'd check out my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht,
And really that's not a lot
I've been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey, one thing that I really need, the deed
To a platinum mine
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, fill my stocking with a duplex, and checks
Sign your 'X' on the line
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don't mean on the phone,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight