Singles file: Kanye West, Deer Tick, Beach House
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind: Super-special holiday songs edition!
Kanye West featuring Cam'ron, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild: "Christmas in Harlem"
Chaotic, star-studded and utterly fantastic, this exercise in early hip-hop nostalgia is West's 2010 parting gift.
The Futureheads: "Christmas Was Better in the '80s"
They're right, you know.
Deer Tick: "Christmas All Summer Long"
Deer Tick go punkabilly on this more-amped-than-usual holiday track.
The Killers: "Boots"
Brandon Flowers and Co. put their hiatus on hold to record their annual holiday song for Bono's RED charity. Under the tree this year: bombast, sentiment and awesomeness.
Lady Moet Beast & D.C. Ty the Monster: "Bad Santa"
How is Santa like the Jolie-Pitts? According to the District's finest rapping couple, he rolls with an eight-deep security team in a black Suburban. Except his bodyguards are elves, so it's probably a little different.
Beach House: "I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun"
Because not all holiday songs have to be cheerful.
| December 21, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Beach House, Camron, Deer Tick, Jim Jones, Kanye West, Pusha T, The Futureheads, The Killers
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