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FLASHBACK: Ray Stevens Sings Hilarious Holiday Hit, 'Santa Claus Is Watching You'

Ray stevens Songs | FLASHBACK: Ray Stevens Sings Hilarious Holiday Hit, 'Santa Claus Is Watching You' | Country Music Videos
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Rewind to 1962, when an early-20s singer is belting out wonderfully humorous tunes...

Ray Stevens signed his very first recording contract when he was just 16 years old and produced his first single "Silver Bracelet". Just a few years later, Stevens signed to a new record company and started cutting his signature humor-laden tracks. 

Stevens is known for many of his 40 studio albums and 93 singles across a nearly six-decade career and most notably for "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Misty".  He has achieved fame in many circles as both a singer, arranger, producer, and a very skilled songwriter. Stevens has even won two GRAMMYs, been inducted into multiple halls-of-fame, and received a host of other accolades. 

One of his early career-starting moments was with the holiday single "Santa Claus Is Watching You" which launched as the first single from his 1962 album The Best of Ray Stevens

The song was well-received by Stevens' fans and even featured "Clyde" a camel who made his debut in an earlier story-song "Ahab the Arab". The song charted high in the Top 100 with its release! In fact, it was such a critical hit, there was both a re-recorded track and music video released in 1985!

During the music video, Stevens plays his piano with an assistive elf while warning his lover to "be careful what you say and do, 'cause Santa Claus is watchin' you"

The humorous lyrics and upbeat styling of the video will have you smiling until Christmas comes!

Check out Ray Stevens' Christmas hit in the video below!


Now babydoll, sweetie-pie, sugarplum,
honey-bunch, angel face,
You know you better be good
And act like two fine lovers should.
Be careful what you say and do
'Cause Santa Claus is watchin' you.
(He's everywhere, he's everywhere.)

You'd better kiss and hold me tight.
An' give me good lovin' every night.
'Cause you'll be sorry if ya make me blue
'Cause Santa Claus is watchin' you.
(He's everywhere, he's everywhere.)

Well you may thing you can sneak around
and get away with something
But there ain't no way,
'Cause Santa's no fool, he's really super cool.
He's the secret head of the CIA.
Eesh, Iish, crime don't pay
(You can't do nothin' cause you're never alone
He's even got a wire tap on your phone.)

So baby if you ever but do me wrong.
Break my heart and leave me alone.
When Christmas comes, you be crying too.
'Cause Santa Claus is watching you.
(He's everywhere, he's everywhere.)

Every Christmas season, he climbs on his sled full of toys,
With fuel exhaust and side mirrors, the foxtails,the mudflaps,
the leopard-skin seats covers
And spreads Christmas cheer to all good little girls and boys.
Then he says on Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid,
Donner and Blitzen,
and Bruce and Marvin, Leon, Cletus and George and Bill and Slick,
and Do-right, Clyde and Ace and Blackie and Queenie, and Prince
and Spot and Rover
(So where's Rudolph - He's on a stakeout at your house.)
You can run, you can hide, but you can't get away
Got binoculars focused on you everyday.

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