Love Christmas

I love when I hear good news about a friend, and my pal Darlene Love just got some very good news.  In fact, it’s very overdue good news.  Her perennial holiday classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, just went platinum!  And she had the platinum album presented to her by none other than Bruce Springsteen!  It happened at Love’s holiday show at New York’s Town Hall on November 30th.  The “overdue” part is because the song was released in 1963.  This year, the single has had a bit of resusitation since Cher included it on her Christmas collection – and turned it into a duet with Love.  Fun fact – Cher actually sang backup on the original recording 60 years ago!  Even more fun – during several of Cher’s tours, Darlene sang backup for her!  She’s featured prominently on Cher’s Live from the Mirage concert video from 1990.

Not to be outdone, Cher got some good news of her own.  Her single, “DJ Play a Christmas Song”, just went to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  While that might sound impressive, it bears noting she has not had a #1 on that chart since 1989’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” (“Believe” topped the Pop chart in 1999).

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