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30th Nov 2018

John Legend has covered a classic Christmas song and it’s stunning

Will Lavin

The singer puts his spin on a song first introduced to the world by Judy Garland

If his name wasn’t enough confirmation, John Legend has now solidified himself as an actual legend by covering a Christmas classic in time for the festive season.

Lending his vocals to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, a song first introduced to the world in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis, the EGOT winner and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter has also revealed the video for the track.

Featuring Esperanza Spalding, the pair join artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sam Smith and UK group MiC LOWRY who have all covered the classic Christmas song, ranked the third most performed Christmas song by ASCAP.

Legend’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is taken from his recently released first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas.

Watch the video below:

The tracklist for A Legendary Christmas is as follows:

1. “What Christmas Means to Me” (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
2. “Silver Bells”
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
4. “No Place Like Home”
5. “Bring Me Love”
6. “Merry Christmas Baby”/”Give Love on Christmas Day”
7. “Christmas Time Is Here”
8. “Waiting for Christmas”
9. “Purple Snowflakes”
10. “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
11. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
12. “Wrap Me Up in Your Love”
13. “By Christmas Eve”
14. “Merry Merry Christmas”

Download/listen to it here.