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Justin Wilde

It took Burbank, CA-based songwriter Justin Wilde five years and a lot more than 375 submissions before Barbara Mandrell decided to record his Xmas tune, “It WILL NEED TO HAVE Been the Mistletoe,” co-written with Doug Konecky in 1984. Within the nearly 2 decades since, the tune has turned into a vacation staple documented by a extended list of performers, including Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, and Kathie Lee Gifford, whose documenting of the melody sold a lot more than four million products. The tune has been highlighted on two network tv specials and contained in a lot more than 25 Xmas sheet music books. Following the achievement of “It WILL NEED TO HAVE Been the Mistletoe” and motivated with the song’s reputation, Wilde create a publishing firm, Xmas and Vacation Music, Inc. By October 2001, the business represented a lot more than 200 seasonal music which have been documented by Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, Anne Murray, Glen Campbell, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Jack port Jones, Johnny Mathis, Tanya Tucker, Rosanne Money, Louise Mandrell, the Osmond Brothers, Marilyn McCoo, Freda Payne, Grady Tate, and Pete Fountain. As well as Konecky, Wilde documented an record of Jewish vacation songs, Content Hanukkah, MY PAL, released in Sept 2000. Critiquing the recording, www.jewishmusic.com wrote, “the cooperation of the Jewish and non-Jewish songwriter and the effect is American and incredibly pop — emotional, loving tunes not unlike the strikes near the top of the country graphs.”

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