Cher Announces Festive Album, Shares ‘DJ Play A Christmas Song’: Listen
Cher has announced her first-ever Christmas album and shared its lead single, DJ Play A Christmas Song – listen below. The 13-track festive record, titled simply Christmas, is out on 20 October via Warner and is available to pre-order now.
Christmas will feature four original songs as well as covers of festive classics. Cher is joined on the album – her first in five years – by special guests Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Cyndi Lauper, Tyga and Darlene Love.
“I never say this about my own records but I’m really proud of this one. It is one of the most amazing highlights of my career,” Cher said in a statement.
Speaking about collaborating with Wonder on What Christmas Means to Me, she added: “Every time I hear that harmonica, I’m a teenager again. It’s a personal dream come true for me to record this song with Stevie.”
Cher previously revealed that a Christmas album was on the way with a pair of Instagram posts and an interview on Good Morning Britain. “It’s a Cher Christmas album. It’s not your mother’s Christmas album,” Cher teased on the daytime program, adding that she is “really, really excited because there’s millions of people on it, and I’ve never had duets. I’ve never had people on any of my records.” The pop veteran kept mum about exactly who will be featured on the album since the collaborations were a “last-minute thing,” but did say the artist features are “special.”
Cher – Christmas tracklisting
DJ Play A Christmas Song
What Christmas Means To Me (with Stevie Wonder)
Run Run Rudolph
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (with Darlene Love)
Angels In The Snow
Home (with Michael Bublé)
Drop Top Sleigh Ride (with Tyga)
Please Come Home For Christmas
I Like Christmas
Christmas Ain’t Christmas Without You
Put A Little Holiday In Your Heart (with Cyndi Lauper)
This Will Be Our Year