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Wonderful Christmastime
Wonderful Christmastime
Single by Kylie Minogue featuring Mika
From the album Kylie Christmas
Released 9 December 2016 (2016-12-09)
Recorded 2016
Format Digital download
Genre
  • Christmas
  • pop
Length 3:43
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Steve Anderson
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
At Christmas Wonderful Christmastime Dancing
Kylie Christmas track listing
"Every Day's Like Christmas"
(9)
"Wonderful Christmastime"
(10)
"100 Degrees"
(11)
"Wonderful Christmastime" is a Christmas song originally recorded and released by Paul McCartney in 1979. in 2016, Kylie Minogue and British-Lebanese singer-songwriter Mika covered the song for Kylie's reissue Kylie Christmas: Snow Queen Edition (2016). The song was released as album's second single on 9 December 2016 by Parlophone.

Background and composition

"Wonderful Christmastime" was originally written in 1979, by the Beatles member Paul McCartney; though originally produced by him in 1979, Kylie's version was produced by Steve Anderson; the track features Mika.

At a running time of three minutes and forty three seconds, "Wonderful Christmastime" is set at a tempo of 95 beats per minute, in the key of D major.

Release

Kylie announced the release of the Kylie Christmas: Snow Queen Edition on 2 November 2016, with the track listing and artwork revealed on the same day. The album was made available for pre-order on Kylie's website on 4 November 2016. The single was officially released on 9 December 2016, when it impacted Italian radio.

Live performances

The song was performed on 6 December 2016 by Kylie and Mika on Italian programme Stasera Casa Mika.

The song was included on the setlist for the 2016 shows as part of the A Kylie Christmas concert series. It was featured as the second song in the set, following a performance of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year".

Lyrics

The moon is right, the spirit's up
We're here tonight, that's enough
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
The party's on, the feeling's here
That only comes this time of year
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The choir of children sing their song
(Ding, dong, ding, dong, ding, dong, ding)

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
The word is out
About the town
To lift your glass
Oh, don't look down
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The choir of children sing their song
They practiced all year long
(Ding, dong, ding, dong)
(Ding, dong, ding, dong)
(Ding, dong, ding, dong)

The party's on, the spirit's up
We're here tonight and that's enough
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time (oh, yeah)
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

The moon is right (The moon is right)
The spirit's up (The spirit's up)
We're here tonight (We're here tonight)
Oh, and that's enough

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time (oh, yeah)
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
Christmas time
Oh, Christmas time
Oh, Christmas time


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