I listened to Bedingfield's version and it's okay but I like Train's better, probably because it's theirs and therefore feels pure and authentic. The lyrics got a little switched up to make it appropriate for a woman to sing so it feels forced that way. I looked and it appears that Coco~Cola does own the song so they can get whoever they want to sing it.
Train does it better than anyone else!! I will continue to listen to their version the whole winter season to add to the over 200 plays on my itunes alone!! Its the only christmas song I heard last year!
I agree Brookie....... and what are we playing over and over and over at my house during dinner on Christmas Eve??/
Just FYI, for those of you who haven't heard Natasha Bedingfield's version, you can listen to it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRH_BC3of3A
Naturally, I prefer the original version--and really, won't all of us? We're on a forum for Train fans, after all!
But, really, I think the song's better suited for Train, particularly since it was written by and for them. While I'll be happy to hear Natasha Bedingfield sing it this year, it'll be because whenever it plays, I'll be hearing Train's version in my head! ;)
DONT NO HER BUT THAT CANT B GOOD
IN MY OPINION MOST PEOPLE WHO TRY TO COVER TRAIN DONT DO AS WELL
DONT GET ME RONG THERE R PPL THAT DO IT AWESOME BUT SUM PPL DONT HAV THAT TONE THAT PAT USES
IM NOT EXCLUDING ANY 1 OUT 4 THIS
I JUST DONT REALLY LIK TRAIN SONGS 2 B MESSED WIT ESPECIALLY SHAKE UP CHRISTMAS OR SOUL SISTER
THOSE R 2 SONGS TAHT NEED 2 B LEFT ALONE
I DONT MEEN 4 THIS 2 OFFEND ANY 1 JUST DONT EXACTLY LIK THE IDEA OF SUM 1 ELSE SINGING A TRAIN SONG
Haven't heard her version, but I'm not sure that I would like it. Train did an awesome job with that song.
I'm w/ you on this Lisa!. Shake up Christmas or Happiness has been my ringtone on my phone since last Christmas of 2010... and I do not plan on changing it no matter how embarrassed by boys (sons) get! (they only get embarrased because the song is about Christmas and my ringtone has not changed all year long - but they love Train too- I on the other hand don't care what people think about my ringtone as long as it make me feel happy). I love it! Absolutely- LOVE IT! The way Train performed and sung it! Sorry, no comparison here, just a bit biased I guess. It's such a happy song, a happy tone and I only really want to hear PAT and the boys singing and playing this song to me every time my phone rings. Makes me feel happy inside when my phone rings... no matter who's calling on the other end of the line - i feel happy just hearing it! :)
What ? No Train ?
bring back Pat's voice on the Christmas coke advert I like Natasha but it just is not on :)
the UK is already starved of Train ! Bring back our Christmas Train gift .........
C'mon y'all it's Christmas time !!