Christmas Carol Countdown-Day 5

Day 5: O Holy Night by *NSYNC

We’re getting serious again here on Day 5. Back in the late ‘90s, I was firmly caught up in the boy band craze, and *NSYNC was without question my boy band of choice.  In 1998 they released a Christmas album, Home for Christmas. It played non-stop in my Sony Discman that Christmas season. It’s actually a pretty good album and I still listen to it every year.  One of the things that always set *NSYNC apart from some of the other groups was their true musicality. Those boys could actually sing, and they made beautiful harmonies together. One of the finest examples is their A Capella rendition of O Holy Night. It’s probably my favorite version of this traditional song. You can really hear each voice shine in the arrangement. They performed the song live a few times as well, proving that it wasn’t just studio magic that made them sound that good.  Beautiful stuff.

O Holy Night

O holy night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
The thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O  hear the angel voices
O  night…divine
O  night when Christ was born
O holy night
O  night divine
O  holy night
O  night divine

The thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
O  hear the angel voices
O  night…divine
O  night when Christ was born
O  night divine
O  night divine

O  holy night
O  night divine

O  holy night when Christ was born
Holy night when Christ was born

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