The 10 Best Australian Christmas Songs Of 2022 |

Amy Shark – Christmas Lights 

Amy Shark has collaborated with Amazon to carry an unique Christmas cowl for this 12 months’s festive season. Protecting Coldplay’s Christmas Lights, Shark stays true to her indie-pop roots and takes the track in a brand new path, away from the unique piano ballad that was launched 12 years in the past to an easy-going pop hit. Swooping synths, rhythmic guitars and a constant thumping beat lay the mattress for Shark’s silky vocals to shine. 

The Adore singer took to Instagram to have a good time the discharge of the Christmas track, saying, “I do know it’s solely November… however I coated ‘Christmas lights’ by Coldplay for Amazon Music. It’s kind of melancholy, however that’s me.”

Budjerah – Who Would Think about A King

Budjerah additionally joins Amy Shark in making a Christmas cowl for Amazon Music, and it’s one in all our favourites of the season. Budjerah has a voice like no different and significantly one which fits the Christmas classics, resembling Whitney Houston’s iconic track, Who Would Think about A King. Budjerah retains the quilt fairly near the unique by way of melody, however he added a choir and an outdated church organ to offer it a more moderen and richer feeling. 

“Christmas is my favorite vacation, and I’ve at all times wished to file a Christmas track, so when Amazon Music requested me to do one in all my favorite classics, I used to be tremendous excited. I grew up in church, so I heard a variety of the Christmas story, the start of Jesus. I beloved listening to the story a lot, and this track is nearly that.”

Paul Kelly – Perhaps This Christmas 

Paul Kelly is the King of an Aussie Christmas, and fortunately for us, he has re-released his 2021 Christmas album with an extra track. The Making Gravy Singer determined to bless us with a brand new recording of Ron Sexsmith’s Perhaps This Christmas – recorded with Kelly’s dwell band at Soundpark Studios in Melbourne and that includes Alice Keath on concord vocals. Easy however efficient, Perhaps This Christmas is the proper Aussie Christmas track that reminds us why Paul Kelly will ceaselessly stay the King of Christmas. 

On the brand new addition to his 2021 Christmas album, Kelly stated: “Ron Sexsmith launched this track in 2002 and it has lengthy been a favorite of mine. I really like the traces about forgiveness within the second verse. “I believed it might be good to do as a duet, so I requested Alice Keath to hitch me and the band within the studio final month. She at all times finds attention-grabbing harmonies.”

Jimmy Barnes – Blue Christmas

Jimmy Barnes is one other Australian favorite that makes it on the listing this 12 months, along with his cowl of the vacation basic Blue Christmas. In actual fact, Barnsey has come out with a whole Christmas album underneath the identical title that incorporates a vary of iconic festive songs like Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow! and White Christmas. Blue Christmas, nonetheless, is the star of the file, with Barnsey crooning alongside so effectively it might make Elvis proud. 

Revealing the motivation behind the Christmas album, the Chilly Chisel frontman stated, “One of many biggest surprises I ever obtained from our youngsters was after they all snuck away into the storage and secretly recorded themselves singing carols for me.”

“On Christmas morning, after I awoke, they proudly gave me the recording and sat eagerly ready for me to take heed to it. That 12 months I obtained a lot of nice items from varied members of the family, however that recording had me weeping like a child. It was probably the most stunning reward I ever obtained.

“This album is my reward again to the youngsters, the grandkids and everybody on the market who simply desires to sit down and sing with their household on Christmas. These songs take me again they usually remind me why I’m right here proper now. I hope they do the identical for you.”

Grentperez – When Christmas Comes Once more

Grentperez is an up-and-comer within the music sphere, however the 20-year-old Western Sydney-based crooner and rocker is shortly garnering a really devoted fanbase by way of his various social media platforms. Now he’s determined to deal with the Christmas market along with his personal authentic tune When Christmas Comes Once more. A vibrant and cheerful Christmas banger, grentperez is paying homage to the vacation cheer. The track blends outdated Christmas basic tropes like whirling strings and easy vocals with a bedroom-pop really feel. 

On the brand new launch, he explains the inspiration: “A track to maintain you heat within the winter and chilly in the summertime… (relying on the place you reside). I actually wished to seize the anticipation of Christmas Day and the romantic features that encompass the celebration of it, in a really elegant, timeless fashion of track. Christmas has at all times been a giant a part of my life, particularly rising up as a Filipino, listening to songs like ‘I’ll Be Residence For Christmas’ having the entire household collect and I believed that I’d actually wish to make myself part of that Christmas track roster.”

Freya Josephine Hollick – Spend Your Christmas With Rita

Freya Josephine Hollick is the IT woman within the alternative-country area for the time being, and for good motive, she continues to carry her a-game in no matter she releases. This 12 months her third full-length studio album got here out to rave opinions, and tucked away on the tracklist was the Christmas track of the century. Far out of your conventional Christmas tune, Spend Your Christmas With Rita speaks of a woman who dreamed of being a star and has withered with outdated age. It’s an excellent track that mixes the unrivaled storytelling of nation music with the spirit of Christmas. Regardless of its uncommon nature, it is going to be the proper track to interrupt up the boring carols on Christmas Day. Plus, it would get these conservative kin in a little bit of a huff, and is not that what Christmas is all about? 

When first writing the track in December of 2018, Hollick posted to Fb saying: “Tonight I wrote my first Christmas track. It’s referred to as Rita. It’s a few singer, in her 60s who as a younger lady was signed to a serious label that went bust, who doesn’t sing anymore, however she put a private advert within the paper “spend your Christmas with Rita”. Work in progress.”

Tkay Maidza – Nights In December

Rapper and singer/songwriter Tkay Maidza has additionally jumped on the Christmas prepare this 12 months with a cool new festive track that tells the story of falling in love over the December cheer. Crammed with huge Flume-like synths and funky beats, it is also not your common Christmas carol, however it is going to be excellent for these Christmas lovers who wish to play one thing a bit extra horny and fashionable on Christmas Day. Nights In December skips the final method of a carol, enjoying into the fashionable and groovy RnB really feel that she is understood for. 

In an announcement, Maidza stated: “Thought it might be cool to make a track that captures the sensation of a brand new relationship however utilizing wintertime in New York because the inspiration. I had a visit the place I spent a winter in New York, and it was actually stunning so I nearly wished to recreate that feeling in a track.”

Lucie Tiger – Christmas In The South

Lucie Tiger is the brand new darling of Aus nation music, and her authentic Christmas track reminds us why. Christmas In The South beckons us to a contented place the place household and buddies come collectively to share Season’s Greetings, good cheer, and a beer or two. A pleasant mix between blues and nation, Tiger’s vocals shine as she sings us by way of the explanations {that a} Christmas within the southern hemisphere is simply plain higher. Writing the track final Christmas when the pandemic stored household and buddies aside, like so many individuals, she hankered for happier instances when she might share a drink with buddies and sing alongside to basic songs on the radio whereas she places up the tinsel and hugs her mama.

Talking to Countrytown concerning the launch, she stated, “I had such a very good time writing and recording this track in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The lyrics converse to all of the issues we love about Christmas – getting the household collectively, having a chilly one with buddies and the doable look of Santa, plus I can not get sufficient of the jam all of us have on the finish. I really like this track a lot, I used to be dying to launch it as quickly as we reduce it, however in fact, you’ll be able to’t launch a Christmas track in July!”

Sia – Naughty & Good

Worldwide famous person Sia has added to her vacation assortment but once more with this years single Naughty & Good. The unique track is an upbeat fashionable tackle an old-school Christmas Carol, just like the likes of Santa Child, it has a cheeky appeal that everybody will love. Sia’s distinct jazzy vocals are clear all through and swimsuit ebb and movement of the track. 

Naughty & Good is the proper pop version to your Christmas carol assortment that can slot in completely with any track, outdated or new. 

Imogen Clarke – I Bought Dumped For Christmas

Western Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clarke brings a terrific Christmas banger to the desk together with her new track I Bought Dumped For Christmas. A enjoyable and upbeat rock monitor that takes a light-hearted swipe on the state of Clarke’s love life as 2022 attracts to a detailed. 

Akin to the sensation of Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree, with a sadder context, Clarke retains up the power in I Bought Dumped For Christmas, and it stands to be the proper tune for anybody who was left standing underneath the mistletoe on their lonesome. 

Explaining the track, Clarke stated, “I wished to write down a Christmas rock anthem for all of the bitter single ladies like me who obtained dumped this 12 months. It’s a loud cathartic rock banger you’ll be able to drink a lot of eggnog and sing alongside to a bit too loud. Don’t overlook your issues this Christmas, wallow in them – however in a enjoyable method.”

Try our Christmas playlist for a really competition vacation season for 2022. 

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