Fitting for a book about music, the playlists for My Christmas Number One are EXTENSIVE! I’ve finally managed to curate it down to two playlists of songs that are embedded in the book and I thought I’d post them here so readers can listen along!

The first playlist has already been out in the world since publication day and featured on the Boldwood Blog. It’s a fun playlist of some of the Colombian pop music (and some more traditional favourites) that show Javi’s musical style and background. If you’d like to listen along with some ‘tropical party hits’, then head over to the My Christmas Number One Colombian Pop playlist on Spotify here (if you don’t use Spotify, I’ll put a track listing at the end of this article). Get ready to dance around the house!

I’ve just finished compiling the Christmas playlist (because although my book was released in September for the early birds, I agree it’s a bit early for Christmas yet!). It was pretty amazing to hear the different Christmas brought to life in the music, as I’d never listened to all of the songs one after the other, in the fabulous mix of traditions in the book. A lot of ‘Cara’s’ choices for the Christmas playlist are my own Christmas music choices that guarantee the nostalgia for me. And they’re extra special this year because they’re also woven into my debut novel.

When it’s time to switch on the Christmas music, you can all listen along to the My Christmas Number One Christmas playlist on Spotify here.

Christmas Playlist:

  • Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy, Bing Crosby and David Bowie
  • Va a nevar, Jon Secada
  • Mary’s Boy Child, Boney M
  • In dulci jubilo, Choir of King’s College Cambridge
  • O magnum mysterium, Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Navidad, Guayacan Orquesta
  • El Tamborilero, Jon Secada
  • Away in a Manger, Kirkpatrick, Choir of King’s College Cambridge
  • Mensaje de Navidad, Diomedes Diaz
  • Noche de Paz, Jon Secada
  • Las Cuatro Fiestas, Diomedes Diaz
  • O Holy Night, Adolphe Adam (John Williams)
  • Farolito (Little Star), Gloria Estefan
  • Once in Royal David’s City, Choir of King’s College Cambridge
  • O come, all ye faithful, Choir of King’s College Cambridge
  • Jingle Bells, Klazz Brothers
  • Feliz Navidad, Klazz Brothers

Colombian Pop Playlist:

  • La Bicicleta, Carlos Vives and Shakira
  • Vivir Bailando, Silvestre Dangond and Maluma
  • Ya No Me Duele Mas, Silvestry Dangond
  • La Gota Fria, Carlos Vives
  • Cuando nos volvamos a encontrar, Carlos Vives and Marc Antony
  • Yo Me Llamo Cumbia, Toto la Momposina
  • Prende la Vela, Toto la Momposina
  • En Barranquilla Me Quedo, Joe Arroyo
  • Caraluna, Bacilos
  • Perderme Contigo, Bacilos
  • Adicto a Ti, Bacilos
  • Por Hacerme el Bueno, Bacilos
  • El Dia Que Vuelva, Jorge Villamizar and Silvestre Dangond
  • Te Mando Flores, Fonseca
  • Vine a Buscarte, Fonseca
  • Entre Mi Vida y la Tuya, Fonseca
  • Donde Naci, Orishas and Silvestre Dangond
  • La Plata, Juanes
  • Enamorandonos, Cabas

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