Silent Night

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"Silent Night"
Silent Night cover
Cover by the Rentals
Album How the ----- Stole Christmas
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Length 4:06
Label World Famous KROQ 106.7 FM
Writer(s) Franz Xaver Gruber (composer), Joseph Mohr (lyrics)
Status Officially released
"Silent Night"
Silent Night cover
Cover by Weezer
Album Christmas with Weezer
Released December 16, 2008
Recorded 2008
Length 2:22
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Franz Xaver Gruber (composer), Joseph Mohr (lyrics)
Status Officially released
Christmas with Weezer track listing
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
"Silent Night"

"Silent Night" is a classic Christmas carol composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber with lyrics by Joseph Mohr. The song has been covered extensively by many different artists across multiple genres. It was covered by The Rentals in 1995 and by Weezer in 2008.


Rentals cover

Weezer cover


Rentals cover

An instrumental synthesizer cover of "Silent Night" was included on the Kevin & Bean compilation How The _____ Stole Christmas. It features Jim Richards on synth, Matt Sharp on drums, and a voice-over advertisement for Return of the Rentals by Rod Cervera. The cover was later re-released on the 2001 Rentals fan-club compilation Excellent Stocking Stuffer.

Weezer cover

The song appeared as the sixth and final track on the 2008 EP Christmas with Weezer. It was first available for download to play on the Christmas with Weezer application for the iPhone and iPod touch created by Tapulous, the makers of Tap Tap Revenge. The songs on this EP were recorded in different stages. Drummer Patrick Wilson and bassist Scott Shriner recorded their parts initially, with Wilson also playing lead guitar. Later, lead singer Rivers Cuomo recorded lead vocals. Lastly, rhythm guitarist Brian Bell recorded backing vocals.



The Rentals



Silent night! holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child,
Holy infant so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night! holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar,
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ, the Saviour, is born!

Silent night! holy night!
Son of God, love's pure light
radiant beams from thy holy face,
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at they birth.

Rentals cover

Happy holidays from the Rentals and Kevin & Bean
This Christmas season, tell Mom and Dad (and Santa!) that you want Return of the Rentals
It makes a great stocking stuffer!
Return of the Rentals featuring: "Friends of P", "Waiting", "The Love I'm Searching For" and much, much more, is now in stores
Ensure a bright holiday season with Return of the Rentals on Maverick Records, in stores everywhere
Bring the Rentals home for the holidays with Return of the Rentals
Once again, the Rentals and KROQ wish you a safe and memorable holiday season

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