10 Best Versions Of ‘Santa Baby’

Billboard – “Santa Baby” is a cheeky, relatable Christmas song for those of us who want to receive only the most extravagant of gifts this year.

The song was written by Joan Javits and Phillip Springer, and sung by Eartha Kitt in 1953. Decades later, in 2013, that version track peaked at number 18 onBillboard’s Holiday 100 chart.

Since the song’s debut, “Santa Baby” has been covered many times by different artists over the past few decades.

From Madonna and RuPaul, to Kylie Minogue and Ariana Grand, give a listen to ten of the best “Santa Baby” covers that stand out from the rest below.

Gwen Stefani (2018)

Gwen Stefani version of “Santa Baby” works perfectly with her incredibly unique voice. Her take on the song embodies all of of the elements of the original song, and gives it a nice tempo that makes for a an excellent holiday bop.

Ariana Grande & Liz Gillies (2013)

This fun duet with Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies is a “Santa Baby” experience like no other. Both singers offer their own vocal stylings that mesh well together to form a cohesive cover of the original track that makes for a solid holiday listen.

Tamar Braxton (2013)

Take the Pussycat’s seduction in “Santa Baby” and multiply it by ten, and you’ll get this incredibly whispery and seductive track by Tamar Braxton. Braxton’s cover starts off slow and tempting, and near the end she hits some powerful notes that will give you wintery shivers.

Kellie Pickler (2007)

Kellie Pickler’s take is refreshing and bold. Adding a country twist to the track gave this holiday carol a much needed revamp that still keeps the playful essence of the original.

Cynthia Basinet (2006)

Funny enough, Cynthia Basinet’s recording of “Santa Baby” has been mistaken time and again for being a cover by Marilyn Monroe. While this is not the case, Basinet’s bluesy voice on this track will put anyone in the holiday spirit.


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