Marc Martel - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"


Posted by: Jeremy & Amanda | Friday, December 16th, 2022 ( 1:56pm)

Marc Martel has certainly made a name for himself during the Christmas music season teaming up with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jason Gray, and more! In his newest album, he takes on Mr. Grinch!

In a Facebook post, Marc Martel explains why he chose to cover such a classic:

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is probably my all-time favorite animated Christmas story. All you Charlie Brown lovers out there can debate me over it, but that’s me, and I’m sticking to it. (Although, who doesn’t love the Charlie Brown Christmas special(s), amiright?) I get a kick out of seeing how creative some people get in incorporating The Grinch into their Christmas decorations. Someone in my neighborhood has a wood cutout of Grinch on his front lawn, and the vintage multi-colored string lights adorning his gutters come down off the roof into The Grinch’s hands, making it appear as though that sneaky  little rotter’s hard at work trying to ruin Christmas for everyone again. It made me smile on my walk the other day. 

In a rare turn of events, I went a little bit against my usual rule of “if it Ian’t broke, don’t fix it” with Dr. Seuss’ most lovable villain’s theme song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." I’ve always thought the tune begged for a high rock voice version, simply for the sake of contrary-ness. And the decision was kinda made for me, as my vocal cords obviously have no way of doing justice to the deep bass of the iconic original, sung by Thurl Ravenscroft. So I went into this recording feeling extra free to experiment with producer Greg Collins, and the fantastic players he assembled for it. You deep-cut Queen fans out there might be thinking to yourself “I wonder if he was taking a lead from Freddie Mercury’s performance on ‘Death On Two Legs.’” Well, you would not be wrong.

~Jeremy & Amanda



Meet the DJ's


On Air Now Music with Zach
Just Like Jesus Iveth Luna 4:57am
Every Hour Josh Baldwin and David Leonard 4:53am
Encouraging Words From Your Bible

God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Family-Friendly Commercial-Free