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"This One's for the Children"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Merry, Merry Christmas
B-side "Funky, Funky Xmas"
Released October 1989
Format CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop
Length 3:58
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer Maurice Starr
Certification Gold (RIAA)
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Cover Girl"
"This One's for the Children"
"My Favorite Girl"

"This One's for the Children" is a 1989 single from New Kids on the Block. Taken from the groups holiday album, Merry, Merry Christmas, the single peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart in December, and #9 on the UK singles chart.

Featured on the song's B-side was "Funky, Funky Xmas," which was an airplay only single promoted during the holiday season.

The video starts with different languages saying "This One's for the Children." It features the band near a piano with Jordan Knight playing it and co-singing with Donnie Wahlberg while showing young children from around the world.


Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 27
UK Singles Chart 9


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