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Santa Baby

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"Santa Baby"
Song by Eartha Kitt
B-side"Under the Bridges of Paris"[1]
ReleasedOctober 2, 1953
RecordedJuly 1953[1]
LabelRCA Victor (47–5502)
  • Joan Javits
  • Philip Springer
  • Tony Springer[2][3]
Eartha Kitt singles chronology
"I Want To Be Evil"
"Santa Baby"
"Lovin' Spree"

"Santa Baby" is a holiday themed song about a person who wants extravagant things for the Christmas season. It was first recorded in 1953 by Eartha Kitt, and many other musicians, including though not limited to Pussycat Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Madonna have covered this melody throughout the decades.

Original recording

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"Santa Baby" was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henry René and his orchestra in New York City in July 1953. The song was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record.

Ariana Grande version

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"Santa Baby" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ariana Grande, featuring a guest appearance from American actress Liz Gillies. The song was released by Republic Records on December 10, 2013, as the fourth single from Grande's EP Christmas Kisses.[4]

Track listing

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  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Santa Baby (feat. Liz Gillies)" – 2:51
Chart (2013) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 155


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Top 40 Christmas Oldies Songs and Holiday Music – #8". Oldies.about.com. 2012-04-10. Archived from the original on 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
  2. "Interview with Santa Baby Songwriter, Philip Springer". MusicNotes Blog. November 26, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  3. "Santa Baby | ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  4. "Santa Baby (feat. Liz Gillies) by Ariana Grande". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved Dec 10, 2013.
  5. iTunes - Music - Santa Baby (feat. Liz Gillies) by Ariana Grande
  6. Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update – 21.12.2013 (wk50)". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved June 7, 2014.