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The 12 most popular Christmas songs

(1)”Blue Christmas” — Elvis Presley

《蓝色圣诞》

In the US, Presley’s ’60s track “Blue Christmas” is a favorite for the holidays and appears on the singer’s holiday album.

在美国,猫王60年代的单曲《蓝色圣诞》是人们在圣诞节的最爱,还曾经出现在猫王的节日专辑中。

 

(2)”The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)” — Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole’s rich tone makes this song a classic for holiday gatherings.

纳京高的浑厚嗓音让这首歌成为圣诞聚会的经典曲目。

除了纳京高的出色演绎外,这首歌的歌词也营造出浓浓的圣诞气氛。

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

温暖炙热的明火烤着香栗

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

雪精灵的手触碰着你的鼻

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

唱诗班的诗篇弥漫着欢喜

And folks dressed up like Eskimos

人们那爱斯基摩般的厚衣

Everybody knows a turkey and some

人们都知道那家喻户晓的火鸡

Mistletoe can help to make the season bright

和幸运枝,可以让长夜透亮明彻

And tiny tots with their eyes all a glow

幼小的眼中闪烁着光芒的孩子

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

怎能恬然如梦,于这缤纷的夜色

 

(3)”Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” — Frank Sinatra

Around the world, people play Frank Sinatra’s song about being “nice and warm” with “his gal by his side.”

世界各地的人们收听弗兰克·西纳特拉的这首歌曲,因为这首歌当中“舒服又暖和”和“女友相伴”的内容。

 

(4)”A Holly Jolly Christmas” — Burl Ives

The song was popularized by the 1964 American movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

这首歌因为1964年的美国电影《红鼻子驯鹿鲁道夫》 而流传开来。

 

 

(5)”Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” — John Lennon

John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote the 1971 peacetime song amid the Vietnam War, and it went on to become a global success.

约翰·列侬和小野洋子在越南战争期间创作了这首和平歌曲,歌曲于1971年发布后便在全球大获成功。

 

(6)”White Christmas” — Bing Crosby

Crosby’s holiday song sold millions of copies worldwide.

克劳斯贝的这首圣诞歌曲在全世界的专辑销量达数百万张。

克劳斯贝深情演唱的这首歌曲陪伴人们度过了一个又一个圣诞节,歌词也是温暖又富有诗意:

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

银色圣诞 我思我梦

Just like the ones I used to know.

宛如昨日 蔼蔼蒙蒙

Where the treetops glisten,

碧树 光耀灼灼

And children listen

孩童 驻足聆听

To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

雪橇声铃 悠扬叮咚

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

银色圣诞 我思我梦

With every Christmas card I write.

叮咛祝福 殷殷递送

May your days be merry and bright.

愿你日日 欢喜灿丽

And may all your Christmases be white.

年年圣诞 白雪大地

 

(7)”Do they Know It’s Christmas?” — Band Aid

“It was a song written for a specific purpose: to touch people’s heartstrings and to loosen the purse strings,” songwriter Midge Ure said of the charity single, which was in response to a famine taking place in Ethopia.

曲作者米兹·尤瑞在提到这首歌时说:“这首歌是为了一个特定目的写的:为了触动人们的心弦,松开人们的钱包。”这首慈善单曲是为了援助埃塞俄比亚的饥荒而创作的。

 

(8)”It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — Andy Williams

All around the world, people love listening to the legendary artist sing about “parties for hosting” and “marshmallows for toasting.”

世界各地的人们都喜欢听传奇歌手安迪·威廉姆斯唱这首关于“即将举办的派对”和“准备上火烤的棉花糖”的歌。

歌词节选:

There’ll be parties for hosting

这里将要举办聚会

Marshmallows for toasting

烘烤甜甜的棉花糖

And carolling out in the snow

雪地里唱歌

There’ll be scary ghost story

讲鬼故事

And tales of glories of Christmas long, long ago

还有很久以前关于圣诞的故事

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

这是一年中最美妙的时光

There’ll be much mistletoe-ing and hearts will be glowing

在屋子里挂上装饰物

When love ones are near

当爱人靠近 我们的心也开始发光

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

这是一年中最美妙的时光

 

 

(9)”Jingle Bell Rock” — Bobby Helms

Listeners around the globe opt for Helms’ cheery “Jingle Bell Rock” to add to the holiday spirit.

全球各地的听众都会在圣诞节选择赫尔姆斯的这首欢乐的《铃铛摇啊摇》来增添节日气氛。

 

(10)”Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee

Fans around the world can’t help but bop along to Lee’s upbeat holiday song.

世界各地的粉丝们在听到布伦达的这首《围着圣诞树跳舞》时都会忍不住跟着一起摇摆身体和点头。

upbeat[‘ʌpbit]: adj. 欢快的;乐观的

 

(11)”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” — Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé released a Christmas album in 2011, which featured 16 tracks showcasing his angelic voice. Globally, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” remains a top-streamed holiday song.

麦可·布雷在2011年发布了一张圣诞专辑,其中包含的16首单曲展示了他天使般的歌喉。其中《圣诞节气氛开始浓厚》在全球范围内一直是流量最高的圣诞歌曲。

歌词节选:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

世界看起来很圣诞

Everywhere you go;

你所至每个角落

Take a look at the five and ten

看看那五分和十分硬币

It’s glistening once again

又在闪烁

With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

熠熠生辉的拐杖糖和银色小巷

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

世界看起来很圣诞

Toys in every store

每个商店的玩具

But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be

但最好的景致是冬青树

On your own front door.

在你自家的前门

 

 

(12)”All I Want for Christmas Is You” — Mariah Carey

Carey’s 1994 song remains a staple on all holiday playlists. During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the artist explained that she wrote the song “just out of love for Christmas and really loving Christmas music.”

玛丽亚·凯莉1994年的这首歌一直是所有圣诞歌单的常驻歌曲。在接受美国广播公司电视台的《早安美国》节目采访时,凯莉解释说,她写这首歌“纯粹是出于对圣诞节的热爱,而且我真的很喜欢圣诞音乐。”

文章来源:中国日报英语点津

Resource:China Daily

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