A Very Special Christmas 2

A Very Special Christmas 2
Compilation album by Various artists
Released October 20, 1992
Genre Christmas music, Children's music
Length 69:34
Label A&M
Producer Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine, Robert Sargent Shriver
Various artists chronology
A Very Special Christmas
A Very Special Christmas 2
A Very Special Christmas 3
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A Very Special Christmas 2 is the second in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was released on 20 October 1992, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine and Robert Sargent Shriver for A&M Records. Tupac Shakur was supposed to be featured on the album but due to legal trouble his song was dropped.

On December 7, 2001, A Very Special Christmas 2 was certified Double Platinum for shipment of two million copies in the United States since its 1992 release.[1] As of November 2014, it is the twenty-first best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the United States during the SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,200,000 copies according to SoundScan.[2]

Track listing

TrackSong TitleWriter(s)ArtistTime
1."Christmas All Over Again"Tom PettyTom Petty and the Heartbreakers4:15
2."Jingle Bell Rock"Joe Beal and Jim BootheRandy Travis4:01
3."The Christmas Song"Mel Tormé and Bob WellsLuther Vandross4:30
4."Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"John Frederick Coots and Haven GillespieFrank Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper2:37
5."The Birth of Christ"Nathan Morris and Shawn StockmanBoyz II Men2:50
6."Please Come Home for Christmas"Charles Brown, Gene ReddJon Bon Jovi2:53
7."What Christmas Means to Me"Anna Gordy Gaye, Allen Story and George GordyPaul Young2:53
8."O Christmas Tree"Ernst AnschützAretha Franklin3:34
9."Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"Johnny MarksRonnie Spector and Darlene Love2:49
10."White Christmas"Irving BerlinMichael Bolton3:39
11."Christmas Is"Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDanielsRun-D.M.C.3:19
12."Christmas Time Again"Nuno Bettencourt and Gary CheroneExtreme5:06
13."Merry Christmas Baby"Lou Baxter and Johnny MooreCharles Brown and Bonnie Raitt4:33
14."O Holy Night"Adolphe-Charles Adam and John Sullivan DwightTevin Campbell2:46
15."Sleigh Ride"Leroy Anderson and Mitchell ParishDebbie Gibson3:13
16."What Child Is This?"TraditionalVanessa Williams4:10
17."Blue Christmas"Billy Hayes and Jay W. JohnsonAnn and Nancy Wilson3:48
18."Silent Night"Josef Mohr and Franz X. GruberWilson Phillips3:04
19."I Believe in You"Bob DylanSinéad O'Connor5:39


  1. "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  2. Staff, Billboard (2014-12-01). "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-02.

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