The Holidays are upon us! Stores around the world are playing the heavenly sounds of Christmas. People are shopping in droves to get the presents they need for the family. The hustle and bustle of the end of the year never stops (not even for a pandemic). This got me thinking…what exactly are the top holiday songs throughout the years? It seems like every year it’s the same old stuff and it feels like it all comes from the 50s. This week’s Music Industry Monday is a little different but I hope that it’s fun! This week I will be discussing some of the hot holiday music that bless our ears throughout December according to Spotify. Enjoy!
#1: All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Since 1994 this song has topped the charts during the holidays. A little sprinkle of Christmas and a ton of romance is involved. It’s everything that someone would need during cuffing season.
#2: Last Christmas – Wham!
George Michael!? 1984!? This song is clearly a hit and it has been for nearly 40 years! Surprisingly this song has nothing to do with Santa or Reindeer. It’s just a man with a broken heart. I’m sensing a romantic trend here…
#3: Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Not going to lie, this song is an absolute BOP! It’s also the first song on the list to be made in recent times. I would love to have this be considered a classic when I’m in my 70s. You can’t deny the insane amount of talent that Grande brings to the holidays. Holiday Music will never be the same.
#4: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
It’s Michael Bublé…come on. His voice alone deserves the #1 spot.
#5: Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Even the Biebs wants a shot at a Christmas album. Seems like Scooter Braun wants all of his artists to join the bandwagon. Surprisingly this song doesn’t even come in the top 10 within the US. Still sitting pretty at #5 around the world though! No one can deny his voice.
#6: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
There we go! Back to the OG classics. My man Andy Williams put this gem out in 1963. This was actually recorded specifically for his Christmas album which was featured on the Andy Williams show! We love a little promo.
#7: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
1958 is the year this jam came out. Considering that rock was a relatively new genre during these years this one must have felt very new and exciting for some people. I imagine it’s equivalent to how we feel about some of these newer artists making their own Christmas renditions.
#8: Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
A whole year before our last entry, this is another one of those early rock songs that really stuck.
#9: Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
1984 was a popular year for music tracks! But did you know there are two versions of this song? This amazing ’84 version and a much newer version from 2004. Mostly just remade and two minutes longer.
#10: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra (feat. B. Swanson Quartet)
It’s Frank Sinatra. You cannot deny this man’s voice. Let’s just say that Michael Bublé is this generations Sinatra…minus the mob.
Happy Holiday Music!
The Holidays are right around the corner and Artist Republik would like to wish everyone a safe and happy time. With all of the struggles that 2020 has brought us we deserve a little break. So enjoy some Holiday music this year!
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