Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Christmas Wrapping
The Waitresses 5:21
2 Last Christmas
Wham! 4.35 4:26
3 Hazy Shade of Winter
The Bangles 4.5 2:46
4 Christmas in Hollis
Run‐D.M.C. 2:59
5 Jingle Bell Rock
Daryl Hall & John Oates 2:05
6 Do You Hear What I Hear?
Whitney Houston 3:32
7 Christmas Is the Time to Say "I Love You" (single version)
Billy Squier 2:52
8 Run Rudolph Run
Dave Edmunds 3:47
9 Zat You Santa Claus
Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue 2:50
10 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Pointer Sisters 2 3:22
11 Christmas Time Is Here
Ray Parker Jr. 5 3:01
12 The Twelve Days of Christmas (single version)
Bob & Doug McKenzie 3:08
13 This One's for the Children
New Kids on the Block 3:57
14 Slick Nick, You Devil You
Fishbone 4:42
15 Silent Night
The Hooters 3:09

Credits

CD 1

strings and synthesizer arranger:
Charles Judge (track 6)
drums:
Richie Hayward (track 6)
Steve Jordan (US drummer/multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer) (track 10)
guitar:
David Freeman (track 10)
Michael Landau (track 10)
Steve Lukather (track 6)
bass:
Jimmy Johnson (Session Bassist) (track 6)
T.M. Stevens (track 10)
percussion:
Bobbye Hall (track 6)
piano:
Roy Bittan (track 10)
Jai Winding (track 6)
arranger:
Maurice Starr (track 13)
assistant recorded by:
Rob Jacobs (mixer/recorder for a.o. U2 and Alanis Morissette) (track 10)
Mark McKenna (tracks 6, 10)
Mike Morongell (track 10)
Dan Nash (track 10)
background vocals:
Darlene Love (track 6)
Edna Wright (track 6)
co-producer:
Steve Ett (track 4)
Rick Rubin (track 4)
composer:
Chris Butler (track 1)
Jack Fox (track 9)
Franz Xaver Gruber (track 15)
Marvin Broadie (track 8)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 8)
George Michael (track 2)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 3)
Gloria Shayne Baker (1962) (track 6)
instruments:
Clarence Clemons (track 10)
lyricist:
Chris Butler (track 1)
Marvin Broadie (track 8)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 8)
George Michael (track 2)
Josef Mohr (track 15)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 3)
Noël Regney (1962) (track 6)
mixer:
Steve Ett (track 4)
Bob Clearmountain (tracks 6, 10)
producer:
Roy Bittan (track 10)
Chris Butler (track 1)
Dave Edmunds (track 8)
The Hooters (track 15)
Jimmy Iovine (tracks 6, 10)
David Kahne (track 14)
Reinhold Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (track 7)
Hank Medress (track 9)
Rick Rubin (track 3)
Run‐D.M.C. (track 4)
Billy Squier (track 7)
Maurice Starr (track 13)
George Michael (track 2)
recorded by:
Steve Ett (track 4)
Scott Litt (track 6)
Thom Panunzio (track 6)
Don Smith (producer, engineer and mixer) (track 10)
Shelly Yakus (track 10)
writer:
Joe Beal (track 5)
Jim Boothe (track 5)
Christopher Dowd (track 14)
Darryl McDaniels (track 4)
Jason Mizell (track 4)
Angelo Moore (track 14)
Joseph Simmons (aka Rev. Run) (track 4)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 10)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 10)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 2)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 10)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 2)
Wham! Music Ltd. (track 2)
Morrison Leahy Music Ltd. (1984 –) (track 2)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 2)
recorded at:
part of:
arrangements:
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 15)
cover recording of:
Jingle Bell Rock (track 5)
Run Rudolph Run (track 8)
has revision:
is the basis for:
Holy Night (track 15)
later parody versions:
Last Christmas (track 2)
Last Christmas (track 2)
Last Xmas (track 2)
Silent Night (track 15)
Silent Night (track 15)
later translated parody versions:
Weihnachten (track 2)
later translated versions:
Joulusydän (track 2)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 10)
later versions:
Nikolaus-Lied (track 10)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 15)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 15)
recording of:
Christmas Wrapping (track 1)
Last Christmas (track 2)
Silent Night (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (track 5)
Someone Special (track 2)
Noëls pour cordes (track 15)
translated version of:

Release

art direction: Federico Ruiz (art direction)
executive producer: Timothy J. Smith
mastering: Vic Anesini
mastered at: Battery Studios (NYC) in New York, New York, United States
ASIN: US: B015QWTO5S [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/various-artists/the-classic-christmas-80s-album.p/ [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support: Darren Salmieri