viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011


"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a song written by John Lennon, released as a single in 1971 by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir on Apple Records.

Initially, the song was not a success in the U.S., due to lack of promotion and being recorded too close to Christmas, but it eventually reached number 4 on the British singles chart in 1973; a UK reissue after Lennon's death in 1982 gained two notches, stopping just shy of the top position at number 2.

The song's first appearance on album was the 1975 compilation Shaved Fish. Although ostensibly a protest song about the Vietnam War, it has become a Christmas standard and has appeared on several Christmas albums.

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