"Santa Baby" is a Christmas, Jazz song from Eartha Kitt and Henri Rene. It was released in 1953 with the B-Side "Under the Bridges of Paris", another beautiful song from the singer. The track was mainly written by Joan Javits, alongside Tony Springer and Philip Springer. Eartha Kitt and Henri Rene recorded it throughout the period of July, the same year of the release. The song is part of the RCA Victor label.
"Santa Baby"'s lyrics consist in a woman's list of presents for Santa, containing expensive pieces of jewelry, yachts, accessories from Tiffany's and sables.
Kitt and Rene were the first to record the song, in 1953 and it was a major hit the artists. It was released as catalog number 20-5502 in the United States and as catalog number B 10728, later on, by EMI Records.
Eartha Kitt re-recorded the sing in 1954, for the movie "New Faces", and once again in 1963, with another recording company, Kapp Records, when she used an uptempo arrangement. This is the version which Madonna covered in 1987, on her charity album, "Very Special Christmas". Also in 1954, Kitt re-recorded the song under the name "This Year's Santa Baby", but this version didn't encounter much success. However, she did not change the list of the initial writers.
Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" was also featured in the movies "Boynton Beach Club ", in 2005, "Driving Miss Daisy", in 1989 and "Elf", in 2003.
Because of its success and popularity, the song was covered by numerous artists throughout the decades. The list includes important names such as Raini Rodriguez, Faith Evans,Homer & Jethro, Shakira, The Swingle Singers, Natalie Merchant, Macy Gray, Kylie Minogue, Halie Loren, Maria Muldaur, Paloma Faith, Colbie Caillat, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift and many others. It has also been featured in the movie "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie", and it was sang by Miss Piggy. She also recorded it for the TV special "Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular".
Another notable cover was made by Pussycat Dolls, as it reached number 21 on the Billboard charts. It was released in 2006 as part of the album "The Perfect Christmas".
Ariana Grande covered "Santa Baby" in 2013, alongside Liz Gillies. It was part of her EP "Christmas Kisses" and it was released by Republic Records.
The cover was produced by Antonio Dixon, The Rascals and Babyface.
Kylie Minogue is another important artist to have recorded the song. Her version was released in 2007, and it was featured on her album "A Kylie Christmas". She also filmed a video for the song, which was released in 2010 on her YouTube channel. This cover appeared in the 2006 movie "The Holiday".
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