Tuxedo "Wonderful Christmastime" (Paul McCartney cover)

Tuxedo "Wonderful Christmastime" (Paul McCartney cover)
Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One are both established solo artists in their own right, and now the soul singer and the hip-hop producer are preparing to release a collaborative album as Tuxedo. In the meantime, they are celebrating the holidays with a cover of Paul McCartney's 1979 cornball classic "Wonderful Christmastime."

While the melodies and basic structure are preserved, this version transforms the sugary pop tune into a funkified, swaggering funk groove. The chorus sounds as a giddy and joyous as ever, and the sexy groove is well-suited to loitering by the punch bowl and then strutting out onto the dancefloor to embarrass yourself at the office Christmas party.

Tuxedo is out in March 3 on Stones Throw Records.