Love Is Everything (Ariana Grande)
This song appears on the festive EP Christmas Kisses, that release nestled between Grande’s debut Yours Truly and her 2014 assault on the charts with follow up My Everything. It was early in her career to be releasing an Xmas record but she smartly kept Christmas Kisses short and sweet, with only four songs on the original, two of them new tunes. Grande’s vocals perfectly fill out this love-is-the-best-gift track. She’s often critiqued for her image – or licking donuts – but even listening to her tackle a simple ballad like this you can’t critique her voice – this woman can SING.
Fun fact: Grande is listed as a co-writer along with four others, one of whom is Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.