White Christmas - Bing Crosby 

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 12:35 - Single Covers, Singles Released Before 1960, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, Lingerie, Safe For Work
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Original Cover Artwork of White Christmas Bing Crosby Apparently, White Christmas as sung by Mr Bing Crosby is the best selling single of all time. There could be many reasons for this, for example:
  • It is played every Christmas, and is very popular, and will therefore have been purchased many times over.
  • It is the quintessential Christmas song and one which everyone wants in their collection, and will therefore have been purchased many times over.
  • It was made in 1941 and is so old that nearly 5 generations have had a chance to buy it, and it will therefore have been purchased many times over.
One thing that is clear though, is that unless you happen to like smiling crooners of the 1940s wearing holly for a bow tie, the cover of the single did not itself lead to many of those sales.

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Cover Artwork Remix of White Christmas Bing Crosby The younger generation are not normally drawn to pictures of old singers in sweaters, bobble-hats and with holly around their neck and it therefore seems possible that Mr Crosby's classic may fall from favor which would, of course be a crime. The cover of the single has therefore been revised by AllBum.Art to bring it up to date with modern seasonal standards. Instead of the smiling face of Mr Crosby, we see the smiling face of a young lady in a white bra, stood in front of a white Christmas tree. Of course, even this lady will eventually grow old but for now this represents a much more modern cover for the melodic winter classic.

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The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole 

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 12:27 - Singles Released Before 1960, Christmas Crackers, Single Covers, Safe For Work, Special Remixes
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Original Cover Artwork of Nat King Cole The Xmas Song As the Holiday season is fast approaching, it seems right to focus on seasonal songs, especially those that have stood the test of time. The Christmas Song, first recorded by Mr Nat King Cole in 1946 is one of those Christmas classics. Everyone knows the lyrics which revolve around Mr King Cole roasting chestnuts on an open fire. It is note clear whose chestnuts he is roasting (they could be his own or that of a guest who has called in to visit and brought them along), but the idea of an open fire and the chocolatey smooth voice of Mr Cole at Christmas time is enough to warm anyone's chestnuts.

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Cover Artwork Remix of Nat King Cole The Xmas Song Through extensive research, it appears that it was in fact a rather sexy model whose chestnuts Mr King was attempting to roast. This alternative cover for the single shows the real situation. It is also possible that the chestnuts are metaphorical and are a saucy reference to the nuts on this lady's chest which are perilously close to the open fire such that they will no doubt be getting roasting hot. Then again, one suspects that in the presence of this lady, most things will get roasting hot. On the other hand, without the open fire, one wonders whether she would be racing to display her chestnuts as amply as she is doing here.

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Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 12:17 - Singles Released Before 1960, Christmas Crackers, Single Covers, Safe For Work, Special Remixes
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Original Cover Artwork of Rockin Round The Xmas TreeContinuin' with the Christmas theme, this time it is the turn of that Holiday classic, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Though many versions of the song have been recorded over the years, this particular artwork is taken from the 1957 version sung by Brenda Lee, which many consider to be the original. In this cover, we see Ms Lee herself in a green dress set against a green background - not particularly inventive as color schemes go. It is fair to say that she doesn't look as if she is particularly full of seasonal spirit. But perhaps in Georgia from where Ms Lee originates, wearing a pretty dress is as much as anyone can afford to do and the idea of Santa hats or elf outfits is beyond folks' everyday means.

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Original Cover Artwork of Rockin Round The Xxmas TreeIn the revised single cover we see two ladies who are most definitely filled with the spirit of the season. This is evident as they appear to be sat in front of a Christmas tree in only their bikinis, playing in the snow. Without a bit of seasonal spirit to help keep them warm, one would expect them to seek somewhere less chilly to have their photos taken. Red bikinis with white fur are often popular in December, especially in Canada where they are obligatory for all women who are both under the age of 25 and under 125 pounds in weight. This law was enacted in 1925 and is known locally as the 25-25-125 rule. Although now somewhat outmoded, it is still popular and has defied attempts by the modern day legislature to nullify it.

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Let It Snow! - Michael Bublé 

Sunday, 2 December, 2012, 12:44 - Single Covers, Singles Of The 2000s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, Busty, Outdoors, Safe For Work
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Original Cover Artwork of Let It Snow Michael Buble As Christmas approaches, attention is increasingly being turned to those old festive crackers. The cover for Canadian crooner Michael Bublé's 2003 EP 'Let It Snow!' has to be one of the least inventive pieces of album art for a Christmas song that has ever been produced. Remember that the song on which the title is based includes the line 'the weather outside is frightful', whilst the cover is all sparkly and icy and nice. There is no indication that the snowflakes will lead to frightful weather conditions. Added to this, Mr Bublé's smooth voice, the ensuing mood is more one of 'chestnuts roasting on an open fire', though presumably if Mr Bublé's chestnuts did roast on said fire, his voice might not be quite so smooth.

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Cover Artwork Remix of Let It Snow Michael Buble Speaking of festive crackers and frightful weather, the girl here on the revised cover certainly does appear to be in inclement, snowy, weather conditions. Of course it goes without saying that if you insist on calling yourself 'Michael Booob-lay' when, in reality, your name would more averagely be pronounced 'Michael Bubb-ler' you will inevitably become the butt of boob gags. Sadly, at AllBum.Art, such a temptation was too much to resist and the lady on the front of the new cover is definitely and definitively more deserving of the title 'Boob-lay' than the erstwhile crooner from Canada.

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Spacer - Sheila & B. Devotion 

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 12:17 - Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Outdoors, Safe For Work
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Original Cover Artwork of Sheila B Devotion Spacer OrFrench band, Sheila & B. Devotion (sometimes mistakenly called 'Sheila B Devotion') hit the charts in 1979 with the disco classic 'Spacer'. The song has since been sampled extensively by, for example, Alcazar in their hit 'Crying at the Discotheque'. The original cover for the single is shown on the right. It features a pretty blonde in a very 1970s disco outfit of red and white trainers, 'bobby socks' and a matching red and white sleeveless baseball t-shirt. She is kneeling or squatting down on a beach, drawing in the sand with a stick.

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Cover Artwork Remix of Sheila B Devotion Spacer The 1979 version of the cover was probably quite erotic and sexy for its time, however in the 2010s, it seems a little bland and so it has been update in line with modern maxims. On the right is an updated, and much sexier, version. This time the girl on the beach is naked (but nothing is on show that you wouldn't see in a tabloid newspaper) and is in a similar pose, although she seems to have lost the stick with which to draw in the sand. She looks just as happy as her 1979 counterpart despite her being in the nude. Perhaps she is thinking, "Now, where did I leave my bobby socks...?"

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