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Who’s Going Under The Mistletoe With Justin Bieber?

Submitted by on October 30, 2011 – 3:10 pm4 Comments
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While his first Christmas album is scheduled to drop this Tuesday, Justin Bieber‘s Under The Mistletoe hasn’t been kept safe from hackers (they don’t even stop for special holidays, it seems) and has leaked online.

From all accounts, the songs Justin tackled on his own are definitely in a more traditional vein than the numerous duets he has featured on the set. The teen icon reinterprets classics like “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Someday At Christmas” as close to the originals as possible, ensuring the entire family won’t mind having them on rotation while decorating the tree. But it’s almost guaranteed the older folks will want to shut the music off as soon as songs like “Drummer Boy” come on, one of the album’s more non-traditional takes featuring not only bass-heavy club beats, but Justin alongside Busta Rhymes as his rapping alter ego, Shawty Mane. Good ol’ Shawty raps lines like, “Yeah, I’m on the drum/I’m on the snare drum/Yeah, I’m on the beat/’Cause the beat goes dum/I only spare heat ’cause I’m playing for the son/Playing for king/Playing for the title/I’m surprised you didn’t hear it in the Bible.”

Then there’s “Home This Christmas,” an original song featuring a country approach with The Band Perry, an attempt at Mariah Carey‘s monster hit “All I Want For Christmas” (Justin feels like an after-thought here; no one can steal the show from the song’s original master) and two tracks with R&B heavyweights Usher (“The Christmas Song”) and Boyz II Men (“Fa La La”), both of which are album highlights.

If you have an urge to kick your holiday season off early and feel Under The Mistletoe is an essential way to do it, we’re sure you can find the album floating around online somewhere (we’re not going to be the ones to give you the link, of course). Otherwise November 1 is right around the corner.

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