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Posted: December 13, 2017

Spotlight Gold: Temptations - Silent Night

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18:  The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards NMAAM 2016 Black Music Honors on August 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music )
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NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 18: The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards NMAAM 2016 Black Music Honors on August 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music )

Youngblood spotlights “Silent Night” by The Temptations on Spotlight Gold.

The Temptations’ version of “Silent Night” is part of their “Christmas Collection CD” and is considered one of the top 10 soul Christmas songs.

"The arrangement is extraordinary. But spiritually, emotionally, it catches something above the hubbub, the lights, the shopping and Santa Claus, to what Christmas is actually all about, It took the song back to its Christian origins and didn't do it in lip-service fashion. . . . If the hair on your arms isn't standing up by the second verse, you need to check your pulse," said music critic Leonard Pitts Jr. (Via WashingtonPost.com)

Watch the classic performance below.

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