Christmas is nearly upon us and you might have decided that this year you are going it a very unique experience. You might be doing all the cooking and making your roasties from scratch. Maybe you have decided to create your own homemade decorations or special gifts for loved ones.
Well, how about trying to pen your very own Christmas song? You could write it and then a the band playing at your works event to play it for everyone and if they like it you could tell them you wrote It. Don’t plan the event on your own though, get help from an Events Agency Dublin way to help with the process as they have years of experience. You could have a look at what companies like davis events do or have done to give you some inspiration. You never know you might even have created the next great tune of the festive season! Here are things to think about for writing your own seasonal song. Think about what you want to focus on – will it be Santa Claus or the weather? Pick up on anything you hear in the lead up to Christmas and let this inspire you. You could think about the sentiments of the season like the joy of giving or spending time with loved ones. Maybe your focus will be more on thinking about loneliness or those who struggle with poverty.
Keep it simple and catchy and if you want people to remember it then make it easy to sing along. Christmas songs are big business and writing a new one could be tougher than you think as most themes have been done already and the songs are so popular and overplayed that it is difficult to come up with an original Christmas idea.
Some of the songs we hear played constantly on the radio and in the shops at this time of the year are:
- Wizzard’s ‘I wish it could be Christmas Everyday’
- Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’
- Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas’
- Chris Rhea’s ‘Driving home for Christmas’
- Howard Blake’s ‘Walking in the air’
- The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’
- The Crystals’ ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
As you can see from this very short list that many themes have already been covered and quite a lot too. Many of the classics have also been covered numerous times. There was even a backlash against the Christmas song in 2009 when the public, sick of X Factor winners claiming the No 1 spot, started an online campaign for Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the name off’ to reach the top spot.
But if songwriting is still your passion then remember that Christmas is a happy time for most people and so pick an upbeat tune and don’t let your song content get too depressing if you want to write about poverty as this will affect it’s popularity.