Dec 192010
 

from GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST

written by  David Foster & Linda Thompson

“Grown-Up Christmas List” is a famous Christmas song co-written by David Foster with his ex-wife Linda Thompson. Since the original performance by Natalie Cole on Foster’s 1990 album, “River Of Love,” this beautiful tune has become a new holiday classic with dozens interpretations by superstars like Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublè, The Manhattan Transfer and Amy Grant.

For the 2010 holiday season Foster teamed up with his last protégée, young Filipino sensation Charice, for a new version of this modern day classic. Charice’s “Grown-Up Christmas List” was released in November as the title track of a three song EP produced by Foster. Although Charice still echoes of her main influences like Whitney Houston, Céliné Dion and Mariah Carey, she also shows considerable growth in personality to fully place her thumbprint on the song. Foster’s tender arrangement and perfect piano accompaniment back-up the young singer beautifully as she delivers her heartfelt vocal performance with rare finesse and style.

Also included on “Grown-Up Christmas List” are the cute, up-tempo “Jingle Bell Rock” and a great version of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” Given Charice’s fine work on this Christmas project, her guest starring on the hit TV series “Glee” and her fantastic performances on the last Foster & Friends event, we can easily predict her great success for the new year.

Also a Merry Christmas to all of you!


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Lead Vocals: Charice
Piano & Keyboards: David Foster

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I’m all grown up now
Can you still help somehow?
I’m not a child but my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifeful wish
My grown up Christmas List
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
And every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List

Why does this illusion call the innocence of you?
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth

Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List
This is my only life long wish
This is my grown up Christmas List