Music Friday: Kylie Minogue Asks 'Santa Baby' For 'One Little Thing, A Ring' In This Classic Holiday Tune

By: Kelly York

It's Music Friday, and once again we bring you famous songs that have jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or the title. Today's offering is "Santa Baby," a holiday-season favorite since it was introduced by the legendary Eartha Kitt in 1953. image In the song, a young lady with an affection for the finer things in life tells Santa what's on her Christmas list and why he needs to "hurry down the chimney tonight." Besides a fur coat, a light blue convertible and a yacht, she'd like the deed to a platinum mine and decorations bought at Tiffany's. At the end of the song, she says that she "forgot to mention one little thing, a ring (I don't mean on the phone)." Covered numerous times by artists as diverse as Madonna, Taylor Swift and Miss Piggy, "Santa Baby" never seems to get old. Even Michael Bublé covered the song for his 2011 holiday album, Christmas. Some of the lyrics were changed to give a more masculine feel, such as referring to Santa as "Buddy" instead of "Baby." One of our favorite versions of "Santa Baby" is this 2010 live performance by the Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing along. "Santa Baby" Written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer. Performed by Kylie Minogue.
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me I've been an awful good girl, Santa baby So hurry down the chimney tonight Santa baby, a '54 convertible, too, light blue Well I'll wait up for you, dear, Santa baby So hurry down the chimney tonight, yeah Think of all the fun I've missed Think of all the boys I haven't kissed Next year I could be just as good If you check off 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, there's one more thing I really do need, the deed To a platinum mine, Santa honey So 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 And I don't mean on the phone, Santa baby So hurry down the chimney tonight
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