Ariana Grande Teases Her Cover of Wham!’s ‘This Christmas’: Listen

November 13, 2013 7:46 am
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Ariana Grande is spreading Christmas joy a little early this year by teasing Arianators with a 15-second snippet of her take on Wham!’s holiday classic, “This Christmas,” on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, who shared the preview on Instagram, gave the yuletide tune a pop treatment by replacing the soft jingles and mid-tempo vocals with her strong, sultry voice and up-tempo beats. Using hashtags, the starlet also revealed that the remake was produced by Babyface and The Rascals, the same production crew who worked on her debut album, Yours Truly.

“But it ['This Christmas'] has a melancholy lyric, so I like that, it’s interesting and it seems to be one of the favorites that everyone loves and we put a really fun twist on it,” Ariana told MTV. “We took the chorus and then we rewrote the verses and all that stuff, very excited.”

The “Baby I” singer is scheduled to drop new music, which range from original tracks to Christmas covers, every Tuesday starting November 19 as a countdown to the holidays.

What are your thoughts on Ariana’s version of “This Christmas”?


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