Went into Starbucks yesterday and got myself a beverage and a CD. The CD was a holiday compilation that started out with that old wintertime chestnut, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” this version sung by Willie Nelson and Norah Jones. Promising pairing, I thought to myself, and it wasn’t bad, but not my favorite version – that honor goes to the Leon Redbone/Zooey Deschanel version on the Elf soundtrack.
My brother, on the other hand, prefers a version Louis Armstrong did with some lady whose name I forget – a version that in my opinion takes way too many liberties with the lyrics and generally replaces smooth seduction with gravelly goofiness.
I know there are a lot of versions of this song out there – why not share your favorite? Post a link if you can.