Elton John, Ed Sheeran Pay Tribute to Holiday Hits in 'Merry Christmas' Video

Profits will go to Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and Elton John AIDS Foundation

Ed Sheeran, Elton John

12/3/2021 11:19:00 AM

Elton John and Ed Sheeran are ringing in the holidays with their upbeat new song 'Merry Christmas.'

Profits will go to Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and Elton John AIDS Foundation

The tune was co-written by John and Sheeran and produced by Steve Mac. It sees the musicians joining forces for the first-ever time on an official single release, and, as the pair shared in their intro to the video premiere, it’s one of three holiday songs they wrote together.

The duo released a couple of teaser clips in the run-up to dropping “Merry Christmas.” In one, Sheeran reenacted theLove ActuallySheeran announced the songand how it came to be.“Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John,” Sheeran shared via the cards. “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.”

The musicians’ global record and publishing royalties from the single and profits from sales of the single during the 2021 holiday season will be donated equally between the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and The Elton John AIDS Foundation.John released his all-star-brimming headtopics.com

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Love this song and the videos a bit of fun, great to see a proper Christmas song in the charts again. Could be any more cucky? I think not It’s too good I get that the video has all those references which most fans will love. Personally, I think it's way too cringe, lacking subtlety and no, I don't like the song either.

There's a pimple in my ass Loving it ! 😍 They saved Christmas - very very good. Smart viewers will pick up all the references in the video. There are a ton. Contrived, cliched, twaddle! .... should do well! ANYONE NEED CARTOON VERSION 🖼OR BUSINESS LOGO ☣️ DONE?

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It's such a tune 😍

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