Philip Springer, Composer of Santa Baby: Other Songs and Career Highlights
                           Philip Springer, Composer of Santa Baby: Other Songs and Career Highlights 

                   "Santa Baby"

Joan Javits and Philip Springer

 

One of the world's classic Christmas songs

 

 

“Santa Baby” was written in 1953 by composer Philip Springer and lyricist Joan Javits.  They had been commissioned by RCA Victor to create a Christmas song for the sensational Eartha Kitt, who was starring on Broadway in “New Faces of 1952.”  The result was the biggest hit of her career.  Madonna’s 1987 cover recording of “Santa Baby” for the Special Olympics album “A Very Special Christmas” inspired a renewed excitement about the song, leading to new recordings by countless artists, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Colbie Callat, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, R.E.M., Faith Evans, and the Pussycat Dolls, among many others.  “Santa Baby” is a timeless Christmas favorite that continues to bring holiday spirits and good cheer to all!

Our beloved Eartha, the one and only....

Madonna recorded "Santa Baby" for the charity album "A Very Special Christmas" in 1987

Huge thank you to the first class artists who have recorded "Santa Baby"! 

 Composer

Philip Springer

This website is dedicated to the works of Philip Springer, composer of the classic Christmas song, "Santa Baby". He started his career in the "Brill Building" in New York City in the 1940s, and continued in a music career throughout the following decades and to this day. 

 

Music supervisors looking for songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s may find the perfect background song a movie, television, video or other project. Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and other notable recording artists recorded many of Springer's songs. 

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