The Killers Announce Christmas Singles Compilation

2016-11-23

Story by Charles Ken

The Killers’ new Christmas singles compilation benefits the (RED) campaign

The Killers have a tradition of releasing Christmas singles to benefit charity each year, and now, the Las Vegas alternative rockers have collected those Christmas singles and put them into a single compilation.

The album, called “Don’t Waste Your Wishes,” packs all 10 of the group’s previously released holiday-themed tracks, as well as a new, holiday cover version of Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” “Don’t Waste Your Wishes” is available for download now via iTunes.

The version of the Killer’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” features a spoken word introduction from singer Brandon Flowers discussing how his grade school teacher Ned Humphrey Hansen enlightened him about the Christmas standard. Then, Flowers and Hansen sing a duet of the familiar tune.

“Don’t Waste Your Wishes” features some famous guest performers, including Elton John and Jimmy Kimmel. All funds raised from the sales of the album will go to the (RED) campaign, which helps fight HIV/AIDS around the world.

The Killers’ ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ Track List:

“A Great Big Sled” featuring Toni Halliday
“Don’t Shoot Me Santa” featuring Ryan Pardey
“Joseph, Better You than Me” featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant
“¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!” featuring Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx
“Boots”
“The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball”
“Feel It in My Bones” featuring Ryan Pardey
“Christmas in L.A.” featuring Dawes
“Joel the Lump of Coal” featuring Jimmy Kimmel
“Dirt Sledding” featuring Ryan Pardey and Richard Dreyfuss
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” featuring Ned Humphrey Hansen

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Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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