The Pop Shop Podcast team also decides if festive new songs by Ally Brooke, Pentatonix, Tyler, the Creator & RuPaul end up on the Naughty or Nice list.
The Christmas season is here, and there are a bevy of pop stars unveiling new holiday tunes and albums. Among the most notable new full-length sets are John Legend’s first holiday album, A Legendary Christmas, and Pentatonix’s latest holiday effort, Christmas Is Here! And there are new seasonal tunes and albums from Katy Perry, RuPaul, Tyler, the Creator, Ally Brooke, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin, among many others.
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we dive into a discussion (listen below) of some of the season’s new songs, specifically Ally Brooke’s cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”; Legend’s redux of the classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” featuring Esperanza Spalding; Pentatonix’s take on Amy Grant’s “Grown-Up Christmas List,” featuring Kelly Clarkson; Perry’s new original tune “Cozy Little Christmas”; RuPaul’s new original song “Hey Sis, It’s Christmas,” featuring Markaholic; and Tyler, the Creator’s reworking of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”