I Need a Silent Night

Album: The Christmas Collection (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • Grant wrote this song with Chris Eaton, with whom she'd previously collaborated with on several other occasions, including her much covered "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)." Eaton also wrote Cliff Richard's "Saviour's Day," which topped the UK charts during Christmas 1990. Grant told Billboard magazine, "I wrote 'I Need a Silent Night' with Chris Eaton. He and I had not written together for eight years. The verses in that song talk about how crazy Christmas has become and the chorus is sort of our response to that - "It's so commercialized, but I need a silent night."
  • Amy Grant's seven-year-old daughter Corrina appears on this song.

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