This One's for the Children

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"This One's for the Children"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Merry, Merry Christmas
B-side "Funky, Funky Xmas"
Released October 12, 1989
Format CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Length 3:58
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
Certification Gold (RIAA)
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Cover Girl"
"This One's for the Children"
"My Favorite Girl"

"This One's for the Children" is a 1989 single from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg. Taken from the group's holiday album, Merry, Merry Christmas, the single peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart in December 1989, and #9 on the UK singles chart in December 1990.

Featured on the song's B-side was "Funky, Funky Xmas," which was an airplay only single promoted during the holiday season. The rap/lead vocals were sung by Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and Donnie Wahlberg.

The video starts with different languages saying "This One's for the Children." It features the band near a piano with Jordan Knight playing it and co-singing with Donnie Wahlberg while showing young children from around the world.


Peak positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Australian Singles Chart 40
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 40
Dutch Singles Chart 71
Finnish Singles Chart[2] 28
Irish Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 27

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 90


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  2. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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