12 Favorite Holiday Pop/Rock Tunes, #1: “Happy Holiday” – Enuff Z’Nuf

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, save for 12 songs over the next 12 11 days, here’s the first post featuring a holiday/Christmas song that I love. Each of these songs over are ones I listen to every year, more than once!

“Happy Holiday” by Enuff Z’Nuff: Unfairly pigeon-holed in the 80’s glam/hair band genre, fans of power pop and melodic rock know that Chip and Donnie are (were?) amazing songwriters, capable of writing a hook that will stick in your ear upon first listen. I love Donnie’s plaintive vocals – it’s not a happy song, lyrically, but the melody is so damn uplifting. I love the incongruity of it.  From their Peach Fuzz album.

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