JOHN Lewis has released its Christmas advert for 2022 today – but who sings this year’s song?
We take a look at all the details about the much-anticipated advert.
Last year, the John Lewis advert featured a cover version and this year is no different.
Who sings the song for the 2022 John Lewis advert?
This year’s song is a cover of Blink 182’s All the Small Things.
It is performed by a relatively unknown artist Mike Geier.
Known as “Big” Mike Geier, he is a singer, actor and entertainer, based in Atlanta in the US.
The 58-year-old is best known for his clown alter ego named Puddles Pity Party.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
John Lewis bosses say they chose the cover version of Blink 182’s All the Small Things due to its poignant lyrics and its connection to skater culture.
The track was first released by the American rock band in 2000.
The advert features a middle-aged man who desperately tries to learn to skateboard to help make a foster child feel more at home.
Which singers have featured in previous John Lewis adverts?
Last year’s Unexpected Guest advert featured a cover of “Together in Electric Dreams“, by young British artist Lola Young.
In 2020, John Lewis’ Give A Little Love advert featured an original for the first time.
It was titled A Little Love, was written and recorded by 26-year-old British soul singer Celeste.
The year before that in 2019, the Edgar the Dragon advert featured a cover of REO Speedwagon’s 80s classic Can’t Fight This Feeling by Dan Smith from Bastille.
Before that, the 2018 release saw Elton John perform his classic hit Your Song as the advert celebrated his life and career.
Other artists that have appeared in John Lewis ads include rock band Elbow, who covered The Beatles’ Golden Slumbers in 2017 for the Moz the Monster release.
This followed the Vaults’ version of Randy Crawford’s One Day I’ll Fly Away for the 2016 Buster the Boxer advert.
And before that, Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora covered Oasis’ Half The World Away for the 2015 Man on the Moon advert.
Watch all the John Lewis adverts over the years in our round-up.
The retailer has been teasing viewers this week about the ad.