On Christmas Day, Frank Ocean delivered a surprise gift to us all in the form of a special episode of his Beats 1 show blonded RADIO.
Co-hosted by Vegyn and Roof Access, “blonded Xmas” featured an hour long set of selected holiday music ranging from Whitney Houston’s “Joy to the World” to Gucci Mane’s “St. Brick Intro.” After giving Stevie Wonder’s “Ave Maria” a spin, Ocean asked Siri to explain what the term “Ave Maria” meant which was extremely delightful.
This marks Ocean’s first time back on the radio show since his “blonded: Midterm” special in early November. During that time, he also switched his Instagram account from private to public. Scroll down for the full tracklist and listen to the archived holiday episode here.
Vince Guaraldi Trio: “Skating”
Porridge Radio: “O. Christmas”
Margo Guryan: “I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You”
Stevie Wonder: “Ave Maria”
Donny Hathaway: “This Christmas”
Big Star: “Jesus Christ”
Prince: “Another Lonely Christmas”
Gucci Mane: “St. Brick Intro”
DJ Laz: “Frosty the Snowman”
Busy Signal: “Tell Santa Dis”
Paul McCartney: “Wonderful Christmastime” (Edited Version)
Whitney Houston: “Joy to the World” [ft. the Georgia Mass Choir]
The Waitresses: “Christmas Wrapping”
Tha Dogg Pound: “I Wish”
Mark Kozelek: “2,000 Miles”
Wham!: “Last Christmas” (Single Version)
Darlene Love: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Paul Simon: “Still Crazy After All These Years”
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