Lennon, Bon Jovi, Petty Songs Raising Funds Special Olympics
This collection features a collection of classic rockers, including Christmas-themed songs by John Lennon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jon Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart. Proceeds from the release will go to the Special Olympics.
Icon: A Very Special Christmas , available now via Universal Music Enterprises, includes Lennon and wife Yoko Ono’s tune “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” Tom Petty’s “Christmas All Over,” Bon Jovi’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” and Stewart’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Other artists appearing on the collection include Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Elvis Presley. Check out the track listing for the set below.
The A Very Special Christmas series has proven very successful, raising over 116 million dollars for the Special Olympics programs since 1987.
Icon: A Very Special Christmas Track Listing:
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” -- John Lennon and Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” -- Rod Stewart
“I Saw Three Ships” -- Sting
“Winter Wonderland” -- Aretha Franklin
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” -- Josh Groban
“Please Come Home for Christmas” -- Jon Bon Jovi
“Christmas All Over Again” -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Run Rudolph Run” -- Sheryl Crow
“Blue Christmas” -- Elvis Presley
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” -- Carrie Underwood
“Last Christmas” -- Wham!
“O Holy Night” -- Nicole Scherzinger (available on international version only)