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Tyler Clark presents: Local Mythologies writesTop 25 Christmas Songs of the Last 25 Years: #11 - Wavves & Best Coast, “Got Something For You”

It's the holiday season, which means Christmas music. Lots and lots or Christmas music, most of which was written before the people listening to it were even alive. While "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings" are great, and resilient, we're devoting this year to finding the best Christmas song written since 1989. We continue today with #11, and the catchy collaboration from the sweethearts in Best Coast and Wavves.

#11: Best Coast & Wavves, "Got Something For You" (2010)

Bethany Cosentino and Nathan Williams had a pretty killer 2010. Their bands released the albums that still define their careers (Best Coast's Crazy for You and Wavves' King of the Beach), and their romantic relationship inspired the most "b'awwww"s from music fans since Evan Dando first kissed Juliana Hatfield. Thus, when Target needed a song to anchor its hipster-bait holiday compilation The Christmas Gig, they bent the knee to the then-reigning King and Queen of Indie Rock.

All of that ring-kissing paid off; "Got Something For You" isn't just the best song on the album, but also one of the most infectious Christmas tunes of the last five years. Befitting the duo's status as real-life lovebirds, the collaboration takes the art of gift-giving out of the realm of kiddie greed and focuses on the playfulness of buying for your significant other. Of all of the songs on this list, it's the one that's most likely to appear in commercials for the next 25 years, and also the one you'll actually look forward to hearing.


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