As is his yearly custom, Al selects a superb group of Christmas tunes that are a little off the beaten path for most listeners. We suggest putting the wrapping paper down for a few and grabbing some eggnog along with those headphones.
On this day in 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US #1 single when "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin's 15th solo hit and also his first UK #1 single in March, '69.
So many classic songs have been associated with products we have no interest in or have been used to sell everything from cold drinks, washing detergent, holidays, beds, cars you name it, it’s a song put to it.
It's Friday the 13th - are you feeling superstitious? Happy birthday to music legend Stevie Wonder who turns 61 today, and Queen's Brian May was being stalked by a deranged madman on this day in 2007. How appropriate!