Don’t get me wrong–I’m not complaining about that! New York snow is only pretty so long as it’s falling. So this is meant neither as an order nor a request, but…
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, sung by Gloria Estefan:
Do you know who else has covered this song? … I’ll tell you then: everybody, that’s who. Just search for “Let it Snow” on YouTube, you’ll see.
I mean, really EVERYBODY, including the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. …Well, in a manner of speaking:
following is an ad for a game by the clever person who put together the video.)
And as long as we’re looking at a well-covered holiday song by Cahn and Styne, here’s another–“The Christmas Waltz,” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, sung here by Natalie Cole:
That song, mysteriously, has not been covered by Captain Picard. But despite that lack, the two songs do have something in common aside from their writers: According to Sammy Cahn, they were both written during hot California summers. “Let it Snow” was written to take their minds off the oppressive pre-air conditioning heat, and “The Christmas Waltz” was written because Frank Sinatra called and asked for a Christmas song.