Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano

Although Feliz Navidad didn’t chart in Australia on its initial release in late 1970, it did gain subsequent Christmas airplay on radio stations and eventually gained a Gold certification based on sales and streaming.

‘Feliz Navidad’ is a Christmas song written in 1970 by Puerto Rican singer/songwriter José Feliciano. With its simple, heartfelt lyrics—the traditional Spanish Christmas/New Year greeting “Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad” (“Merry Christmas, a prosperous year and happiness”) followed by (in English) “I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart”—it has become a pop Christmas classic.


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