A Very Special Christmas 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A Very Special Christmas 2
A Very Special Christmas 2.jpg
Compilation album by Various artists
Released October 20, 1992
Genre Christmas music, Children's music
Length 69:34
Label A&M
Producer Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine, Robert Sargent Shriver
Various artists chronology
A Very Special Christmas
A Very Special Christmas 2
A Very Special Christmas 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

A Very Special Christmas 2 is the second in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was released on 20 October 1992, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine and Robert Sargent Shriver for A&M Records. Tupac Shakur was supposed to be featured on the album but due to legal trouble his song was dropped.

On December 7, 2001, A Very Special Christmas 2 was certified Double Platinum for shipment of two million copies in the United States since its 1992 release.[1] As of November 2014, it is the twenty-first best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the United States during the SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,200,000 copies according to SoundScan.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Artist Time
1. Christmas All Over Again Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 4:15
2. Jingle Bell Rock Joe Beal and Jim Boothe Randy Travis 4:01
3. The Christmas Song Mel Tormé and Bob Wells Luther Vandross 4:30
4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie Frank Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper 2:37
5. The Birth of Christ Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman Boyz II Men 2:50
6. Please Come Home for Christmas Charles Brown, Gene Redd Jon Bon Jovi 2:53
7. What Christmas Means to Me Anna Gordy Gaye, Allen Story and George Gordy Paul Young 2:53
8. O Christmas Tree Ernst Anschütz Aretha Franklin 3:34
9. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Johnny Marks Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love 2:49
10. White Christmas Irving Berlin Michael Bolton 3:39
11. Christmas Is Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDaniels Run-D.M.C. 3:19
12. Christmas Time Again Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone Extreme 5:06
13. Merry Christmas Baby Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore Charles Brown and Bonnie Raitt 4:33
14. O Holy Night Adolphe-Charles Adam and John Sullivan Dwight Tevin Campbell 2:46
15. Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish Debbie Gibson 3:13
16. What Child Is This? Traditional Vanessa Williams 4:10
17. Blue Christmas Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson Ann and Nancy Wilson 3:48
18. Silent Night Josef Mohr and Franz X. Gruber Wilson Phillips 3:04
19. I Believe in You Bob Dylan Sinéad O'Connor 5:39


  1. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  2. ^ Staff, Billboard (2014-12-01). "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 

External links[edit]