I know Christmas is over but, where David Archuleta is concerned, is Christmas ever really over? 🙂
This last Christmas tour in particular, I was really struck with how David can do one song so many different ways.
In particular, Little Drummer Boy.
Pretty simple carol, right? But David manages to take it places you never even dreamed of. And each version he does stirs up a completely different set of emotions … all centred on that same little drummer dude playing his heart out for that blessed babe.
So here’s a look at all the ones I could think of. If I’ve left any out, please do share!
Rock Star LDB
When he rocked this out at that 1st MKOC show in Westbury, we were all blown away… esp. when he started pounding that drum… and when he raised up those drum sticks in the air and belted out “ME AND MY DRUUUUUUM” *chills* baby *chills*
LDB with Dapo Torimiro
This might be my favourite. Have it on repeat every Christmas. Wait, scratch that, I listen to it all year, tbh. That lower register is like an IV drip of hot cocoa sprinkled with candy cane dust and dark chocolate Elf truffles.
LDB en espanol 2013
Love this, still listen to it. He starts so softly in the beginning that sometimes I forget how he builds the song so I crank up the volume and then when he belts it out half way through I have to rip out my earbuds. Good times.
LDB snippet 2012
Confession: I had never seen this one before now. Wow. It’s just a snippet but when he goes all soft and tender at the end with “when he smiled at me” (in Spanish), not gonna lie, it made me cry. So beautiful.
LDB with Nathan
How much do love this duet version??! Again, *chills* when David starts belting it out… and I love how the crowd went wild when he did. I was going to post my Indy video but I can’t zoom so it’s super far away … so thanks, Kayla, for this version! This clip from Chelsy also sounds great!
So what do you guys think?? Which is your favourite? What other LDB versions do you think he has up his sleeve? Hip hop LDB? Jazz? Be still my heart.
The lovely Ms. Janey reminded me that David once said in an interview (can’t remember which one) that he took drum lessons as a kid… all becomes clear now.
Thanks to the illustrious Tina for RT’ing this baby!
@DavidArchie David! Thank you for praising & sharing my I Am Second film. I hope life is treating you well and I also hope to see you soon!
— Scott Hamilton (@ScottHamilton84) January 11, 2017
Seemed timely. 🙂 #sofluffeh
Rest of Tina’s awesome post HERE.
I agree, David’s LDB versions are classic. So difficult to pick a favourite, all of them are so unique and captivating. Another version of this song in his future? Who knows, I’m sure it would be just as classic though! Hip Hop….haha, anything is possible. Have always loved that little drum playing he does, think he’s holding back, he should probably do more.
Nice tweets and photo, yes the ‘fluffeh’ hair. 🙂
……and I still listen to D’s Christmas songs, mainly because they are just that good.
off to find that interview…
Perfect song for a rough week… I dare you to get it out of your head once you’ve listened to it tho’ 🙂
How awesome are these shots?! From the lovely Lily (@PlatinumArchie)
wow, Gina rarely tweets: