New research has revealed which festive tunes have been the most listened to over the years – and which song has been given the most plays. Check it out!
— December 22nd, 2020
The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
This well-loved but occasionally controversial festive song was first released in 1987.
Wham! – Last Christmas
The late George Michael and his musical partner Andrew Ridgeley released this seasonal classic in 1984.
Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
Noddy Holder’s evergreen Christmas tune was originally issued in 1973 and has been around ever since.
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Made famous by the film Holiday Inn, this eternal song first topped the US charts in 1942!
Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Roy Wood’s sleigh-belled strewn song went head to head in the charts with Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody in 1973.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah recorded a whole album of Christmas songs in 1994, but this favorite only topped the US charts in December 2019.
Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
Rea’s seasonal ode to travel only made No 53 on its original release in 1988 but has remained popular ever since.
Band-Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Still, a landmark Christmas song – the stars of 1984 came out to raise money for the Ethiopian famine relief fund.
Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
The singer-songwriter – and member of prog legends Emerson Lake & Palmer – was kept off the Number 1 spot in 1975 by the mammoth Bohemian Rhapsody.
Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
A classic song that many today associate with the beginning of the holidays.
Let us know which is your favorite holiday tune!