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30 November 2021

Ed Sheeran And Elton John Christmas Single Coming Friday

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Ed Sheeran and Elton John have announced details of their upcoming Christmas duet. The single, titled Merry Christmas, will be released on Friday 3 December. Sheeran also announced on Twitter that the single would benefit charities, stating “All UK proceeds from this year’s Christmas period will go to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.”

Sheeran wrote on spcial media: “Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John and he told me we should do a Christmas song, and I replied ‘Yeah maybe in 2022’, but I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are. Our Christmas song Merry Christmas is out this Friday (December 3). It has sleigh bells… a lot of them.”

Fans have been waiting for the single since it was revealed in an interview Ed Sheeran gave to the Dutch radio station, NPO Radio 2, back in October. Back then Sheeran revealed how the idea for the song started: “Elton rang me on Christmas Day to say Merry Christmas. Elton rings me almost every single day, He said, ‘Step Into Christmas is Number 6 in the charts! I want to do another Christmas song – will you do it with me?’”

Sheeran later discussed the song during an appearance on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon: “I said to Elton, I was like, ‘I don’t really want to do a Christmas song unless we’re going in. Unless it’s like sleigh bells, ding-dong— yeah, it needs to be a proper Christmas song. I wrote a chorus, and then I went to go and stay with him, and we wrote three, and one of them was this one called Merry Christmas.”

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