Monday’s Music Moves Me: Easter Songs

I didn’t think I could find ten Easter songs. Unlike Christmas, there aren’t a whole lot of songs for the holiday. The religious songs I found were primarily about Good Friday. Still, I found a couple of treasures I didn’t know were there, and ended up with eleven. Well, ten, since one is repeated, and I’ll explain why in a minute.

  1. UPA, “Peter Cottontail” You might remember UPA’s take on “Frosty The Snowman”. Well, here’s their similar treatment for this song that’s popular around Easter.
  2. Gene Autry, “Peter Cottontail” On listening to the last song, I realized the lyrics were a bit different from the ones I remember, so I included “The Singing Cowboy’s” version.
  3. Bing Crosby, “Easter Parade” The Irving Berlin classic, which Bing sang in Easter Parade, but also sang in Holiday Inn.
  4. Ray Anthony, “The Bunny Hop” Ray Anthony wrote this and it was a hit in 1950. This particular recording was taken from his TV show in 1953, which was sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes, my mother’s brand.
  5. Gene Autry, “Easter Mornin'” Gene recorded a few Easter songs, including this and the next one.
  6. Gene Autry, “The Horse With The Easter Bonnet” A classic bit of silliness, the kind kids like me liked (and still do).
  7. Rosemary Clooney, “My Choc’late Rabbit” As well as being a wonderful singer, Rosemary was mom to several kids with Jose Ferrer, so of course she did a few kids’ records.
  8. Rosemary Clooney, “Eggbert The Easter Egg” Another cute song from George Clooney’s aunt.
  9. Nat King Cole, “Easter Sunday Morning” Some classic Nat King Cole to celebrate the day.
  10. King’s College Choir, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” The classic Easter hymn, the only one most people know. I wanted to find a Catholic choir singing it, but found this and decided High Church Anglican would do.
  11. Stanford Olsen and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, “The Holy City” Found this and thought it was appropriate. Stanford has a beautiful voice, I think you’ll agree. It’s one of my favorite songs.

And that’s Monay’s Music Moves Me for April 9, 2018.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.


17 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Easter Songs

  1. I knew Easter Parade of course and the Bunny Hop and a couple of others but never heard of the songs Rosemary Clooney sang. They seem to be geared for children and it’s quite cute


  2. John,

    WOW, what a vintage list of ‘Easter’ songs! Most of these are new-to-me tunes but I did recognize two – “Peter Cotton Tail” and “Easter Parade”. I got a kick out of “The Bunny Hop’ with the guy illustrating how it’s done. Why on earth didn’t they use a gal to show it’s done? That would’ve been so much cuter. lol Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the 4M gang, dear friend. Have a good evening.


  3. Oh my goodness, I didn’t know Gene Autry did Easter too! How cool is that? hehehe~ Plus Rosemary Clooney and Nat King Cole… hmmm I should’ve remembered that. My mom was always playing her stereo. hahaha I love the old cartoons… the older the better. Thanks for such a fun Post. I truly needed that today! Also, thank you so much for your kind words!


  4. Got me stumped. I can’t think of any. That is surprising that more don’t just jump out at you. Bet Kip comes up with a couple.


Comments are closed.