Goo Goo Dolls 'It's Christmas All Over': Release date, tracklist and all you need to know about the band's first-ever holiday record
A follow-up to their 2019 album 'Miracle Pill', 'It's Christmas All Over' was announced by the Goo Goo Dolls on Twitter
Goo Goo Dolls are all set to drop their first ever Christmas album titled 'It's Christmas All Over'. A follow-up to their 2019 studio album 'Miracle Pill', 'It's Christmas All Over' was announced by the Buffalo, New York band over their official Twitter saying, "Excited to announce that we will release our first-ever holiday record 'It’s Christmas All Over' on October 30th, 2020!"
Goo Goo Dolls, which debuted back in 1987 with the self-titled album 'Goo Goo Dolls', have released twelve studio albums till date – the most successful being 1998's 'Dizzy Up the Girl' and have spawned multiple tracks that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. After their planned tour in support of 'Miracle Pill' was canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 'Iris' hitmakers decided to record their first-ever holiday album.
Here's all you need to know about Goo Goo Dolls' 'It's Christmas All Over':
'It's Christmas All Over' is set to release worldwide on October 30, 2020. The record has been produced by Brad Fernquist, a professional touring and studio guitarist. Goo Goo Dolls' frontman John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac are also producers on the album. Former 'Rockstar: INXS' and 'Rockstar: Supernova' contestant Jim McGorman also serves as a producer on 'It's Christmas All Over'.
'It's Christmas All Over' consists of ten tracks which are as follows:
'Christmas All Over Again'
'Shake Hands with Santa Claus'
'This Is Christmas'
'Christmas Don't Be Late'
'You Ain't Getting Nothin'
'Let It Snow'
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'
'The Christmas Party'
The first track, 'Christmas All Over Again', is a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover from the 1992 album 'A Very Special Christmas 2'. The fourth track, 'Christmas Don't Be Late', also known as 'The Chipmunk Song', is credited to The Chipmunks, the cartoon band created by David Seville. 'Better Days', the fifth track, is a song by the Goo Goo Dolls from their eighth studio album 'Let Love In'.
The seventh track, 'Let It Snow', is written by Sammy Cahn and composed by Jule Styne. The track was also covered by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The following track, 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', was performed by Judy Garland in the 1944 musical 'Meet Me in St. Louis', and was covered by artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Sam Smith. The ninth track, 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', is a 1739 Christmas carol that first appeared in the collection 'Hymns and Sacred Poems'.