Merry, Merry Christmas

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Merry, Merry Christmas
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Studio album by New Kids on the Block
Released September 19, 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Pop, holiday
Length 42:17
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block chronology
Hangin' Tough
(1988)
Merry, Merry Christmas
(1989)
Step by Step
(1990)
Singles from Merry, Merry Christmas
  1. "This One's for the Children"
    Released: October 12, 1989
  2. "Funky, Funky Xmas"
    Released: December 20, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits (8/10)[2]

Merry, Merry Christmas is the third album by pop act New Kids on the Block, released in the United States by Columbia Records on September 19, 1989 (see 1989 in music). It is a holiday one, featuring seasonal songs, both cover versions and original material. Released at a time when the band was peaking, it went double platinum and spawned the top ten single, "This One's for the Children". On October 14, 2008 it was released to iTunes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "This One's for the Children" Maurice Starr Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg 3:58
2. "Last Night I Saw Santa Claus" Al Lancellotti, Starr Donnie Wahlberg 3:31
3. "I'll Be Missin You Come Christmas (A Letter to Santa)" Kenny Nolan, Starr Donnie Wahlberg, Joe McIntyre, Jordan Knight 5:06
4. "I Still Believe In Santa Claus" Al Lancellotti, Starr Danny Wood, Joe McIntyre 3:24
5. "Merry, Merry Christmas" Al Lancellotti, Starr Jordan Knight 4:08
6. "The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé, Robert Wells Jordan Knight 4:18
7. "Funky, Funky Xmas" Donnie Wahlberg, Starr Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joe McIntyre, Jordan Knight 5:06
8. "White Christmas" Irving Berlin Jonathan Knight 3:40
9. "The Little Drummer Boy" Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine K. Davis Danny Wood 4:14
10. "This One's for the Children" (reprise) Starr Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg 1:12
Total length: 36:58

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Merry, Merry Christmas - New Kids On The Block". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Marc. "Review: New Kids On The Block: Merry Merry Christmas (Epic)". Smash Hits. EMAP Metro (28 November–11 December 1990): 60. 
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  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Top Albums/CDs - Volume 51, No. 6, December 09 1989 at the Wayback Machine (archived December 31, 2013). Collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
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  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "New Kids on the Block | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard 200 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ a b "New Kids on the Block" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Merry, Merry Christmas in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  16. ^ "American album certifications – New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH