A list The Most Popular Christmas Songs to Check Out!
The holiday season brings many enduring traditions. But one that’s pretty much impossible to ignore is the onslaught or blessing of constant Christmas tunes!
And these days, while there are plenty of folks who’ll be firing up the smartphone to share their personal collections, one of the most popular ways to listen to holiday tunes is on Spotify. Which helpfully shared its top 10 most-streamed holiday songs of all time. So we present you a list of popular Christmas songs today!
“What strikes most about the list is it shows how much listeners still love the classics year after year. But are also embracing the newer music that comes along.
Still, while artists regularly release new holiday fare each year, much of the top 10 is full of classic hits. A successful holiday song is one that evokes some sort of atmosphere. Whether it’s comfort, coziness, the thrill of being reunited with family and friends, or longing to see someone you love.
So cozy on up to the one you love and get ready for these songs to fill both home and heart with the joy of the season! Here`s a list of the 10 popular Christmas songs
1. Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Co-written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and recorded by Carey in 1994. The song has charted every holiday season since its original release. The celebrity-packed video above was released last year in time for the song’s 25th anniversary.
2. Wham! “Last Christmas”
The song was written by George Michael and performed by Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1984. The band donated all royalties to help alleviate the Ethiopian famine in Africa. While it’s “not the cheeriest of songs,” they’re around 100 covers of the classic since. There are around 1,200 interpretations of the track on the service.
3. Ariana Grande, “Santa Tell Me”
Grande, who co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and Ilya, first performed it in 2014 on “A Very Grammy Christmas Special” concert in Los Angeles, which aired on CBS.
4. Michael Bublé, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas”
Streamers just love their Bublé, whose music has a big, orchestral, retro feel. This is the first of three songs by the performer, with this tune coming from his 2011 “Christmas” album.
5. Justin Bieber, “Mistletoe”
Featured on the former teen dream’s 2011 album “Under the Mistletoe,” the song just missed the Top 10 in the U.S. but did quite well elsewhere in the world.
6. Andy Williams, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
The song was first recorded by Andy Williams in 1963.
7. Brenda Lee, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
Rock ‘n’ roll was still a new genre in 1958, which made the notion of rockin’ around that old tree fairly inventive. By 2008, the song’s 50th anniversary, it had sold over 25 million copies.
8. Bobby Helms, “Jingle Bell Rock”
Released in 1957, the song made early references to rock ‘n’ roll, which was still a new form in that era, and references other popular songs like “Rock Around the Clock.”
9. Band Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984)
The song was recorded in a single day in 1984 by a supergroup of (largely) British musicians to raise money for famine relief; it sold over 1 million copies in its first week of release.
10. Frank Sinatra (feat. B. Swanson Quartet), “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
The song, penned during a heat wave, hit No. 1 in 1946 with a recording by Vaughn Monroe.
Check out an additional playlist of Christmas favorites here