It just struck me that this is a great Christmas song, but strictly in the religious sense. It’s “Who Cares?” by George and Ira Gershwin. I was listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s immaculate version (from her unmatched collection of Gershwin tunes)but that’s not available on YouTube at the moment. Anita O’Day’s rather excellent rendition is, however, and that’s below.
Let it rain and thunder!
Let a million firms go under!
I am not concerned with
Stocks and bonds that I’ve been burned with
I love you and you love me,
And that’s how it will always be
And nothing else can ever mean a thing
Who cares what the public chatters?
Love’s the only thing that matters!