Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea)
Although not a hit when first released this cheery Rea track has since become a classic. The song perfectly captures the anticipation of travelling home to be with loved ones for the festive season – it’s perfect “driving music” and even more perfect “Christmas driving music”. Rea says he wrote the tune years before recording it – inspired by being stuck in holiday traffic with his wife.
Fun fact: The song reached only #53 on the UK chart upon release in 1986 but like many Xmas standards it has recharted most years and its subsequent highest peak has been
#33, in 2007 #29, in 2015.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.