Don't Waste Your Wishes

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Don't Waste Your Wishes
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Compilation album by The Killers
Released November 18, 2016
Recorded 2006–2016
Genre Christmas
Length 49:17
Label Island Records
The Killers chronology
Direct Hits
(2013)
Don't Waste Your Wishes
(2016)
Wonderful Wonderful
(2017)

Don't Waste Your Wishes is a Christmas album from American rock band The Killers, featuring their yearly Christmas singles from 2006 to 2016. One hundred percent of proceeds from the sales from Don't Waste Your Wishes will be donated to the Product Red campaign, headed by Bobby Shriver and U2 lead singer Bono.[1] The album was released exclusively on iTunes on November 18, 2016, and a limited edition CD was released on December 9, 2016.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The Killers have become recognized for their work with the Product Red campaign, headed by Bono and Bobby Shriver. Every year since 2006, the band has released a Christmas song in support of the campaign.[2][4] Every single comes out around December 1 (coincides with World AIDS Day). As of the album they had released eleven Christmas themed songs and music videos.[5]

Music videos have been released for each of the first ten tracks and a website has been set up specifically for the project.[6]

The album debuted at No. 41 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart on December 10, 2016.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original release yearLength
1."A Great Big Sled" (featuring Toni Halliday)The Killers
(Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci)
20064:18
2."Don't Shoot Me Santa" (featuring Ryan Pardey)The Killers20074:03
3."Joseph, Better You Than Me" (featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant)Brandon Flowers, Elton John and Neil Tennant20084:51
4."¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" (featuring Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx)The Killers, Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx20094:33
5."Boots" (featuring dialogue from It's a Wonderful Life)The Killers20105:27
6."The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" (Lyrics taken from 1890 poem of the same name)Michael Martin Murphey, William Lawrence Chittenden20113:30
7."I Feel It in My Bones" (featuring Ryan Pardey)The Killers20123:35
8."Christmas in L.A." (featuring Dawes)Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Taylor Goldsmith, Irving Berlin20134:27
9."Joel the Lump of Coal" (featuring Jimmy Kimmel)The Killers, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Bines20143:58
10."Dirt Sledding" (featuring Ryan Pardey and Richard Dreyfuss)The Killers20154:27
11."I'll Be Home for Christmas" (featuring Ned Humphrey Hansen)Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram20165:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[7] 75
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[8] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Killers to Release New Christmas Charity Album". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  2. ^ a b "The Killers Celebrate A Decade Of (RED) Holiday Singles With Release Of New Christmas Album, 'Don't". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  3. ^ "The Killers Release New Christmas Single". Ew.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  4. ^ "Killers Drop 'Don't Waste Your Wishes' Xmas Compilation With New Single, 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  5. ^ "The Killers announce Christmas album and unveil new single 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'". Nme.com. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  6. ^ "The Killers". Islandrecords.umg-wp3-dev.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  7. ^ "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Top Rock Albums: The Week of December 10, 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2016.