Trends Christmas Classics: “Feliz Navidad”

No Christmas would be complete without the Puerto Rican influence of José Feliciano and his classic track “Feliz Navidad.”

The Spanish song was a hit in 1970 but is still a feature on Christmas playlists over 40 years down the line. Trends takes a look.

“Feliz Navidad” is the latest in our look at Christmas Classics and perhaps the most unusual. Jose Feliciano was born permanently blind in 1945 and has gone on to produce many international hits across both Spanish and English music.

The track has been scrobbled a total of 324,521 times, with a huge 6,934 listeners using it to get into the festive spirit over the last week.

It is widely recognized as one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, with artists far and wide such as Celine Dion, Moby, punk bands Fenix TX and Home Grown and Michael Bublé all choosing to cover it.

You can find out more about José Feliciano by visiting his page. In the meantime make sure to check back with Trends every weekday for all the latest scrobble news.

  • marc

    I like feliz navidad but is little bit sad a true genius artist like Jose Feliciano is ricognized for this in new generation. Jose was, and still is, the first crossover artist in funky latin music, he’s created this, his cover of beatles, rs, Ccr and many other artists are incredibles and crtainly I wait his new 2012 work-CD “Elvis Presley by Jose Feliciano” to hear how a genius can re-create some of old hits by Elvis…
    and again…. Jose Feliciano is the Most Incredible guitarist in music… sad people don’t know this.

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