When a Child is Born ~ Kenny Rogers - Today's Christian Videos
When a Child is Born (Soleado) was a popular single by Johnny Mathis.
Written by Fred Jay, from a melody by Ciro Dammico, alias Zacar, the song has been performed by artists as diverse as Boney M., Kenny Rogers, Bing Crosby, The Moody Blues, Cissy Houston, Charles Aznavour, PlÃ¡cido Domingo, Sissel KyrkjebÃ¸, Willie Nelson, Tarja Turunen and many others.
The most successful version is probably the Jack Gold produced version for Johnny Mathis which was his sole number one single in the UK, spending three weeks at the top of the chart in December 1976 and selling 850,000 copies.
Although the song is often sung as a Christmas standard, it does not actually make any specific mention of Christmas in its lyrics. However, some feel that the importance attached to the birth of a child lends itself to an #$@#ociation with the birth of Jesus Christ, and the reference in the lyrics to "a tiny star" which "lights up way up high" could seem to be an allusion to the Star of Bethlehem.
The hummed beginning of the song was used as the basis for a dance record by the German producer Mark'Oh, entitled "Tears Don't Lie", a hit throughout much of Europe in 1995. As it was unconnected to Christmas and not released at that time of year, anyone who knows the melody principally from this track may not necessarily #$@#ociate it with Christmas.
A French version of the song exists, with lyrics written by Henri Dijan that are also totally unrelated to Christmas. Its title is "On ne vit pas sans se dire adieu" (literally "we do not live without saying goodbye to each other"), and it was recorded by the French singer Mireille Mathieu in 1975.
Filipino singer JosÃ© Mari Chan also did an English rendition of the song for his holiday album, Christmas in our Hearts
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