What has been the most popular Christmas song of the past decade? To help answer this question, I created a script that scraped data from billboard.com to find out what songs were in the top 100 on The Billboard Hot 100 Chart on December 1st of each year from 2000 – 2013. The script then counted how many times each song appears in the top 100 and ranked them according to total number of occurrences.
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Every year at Christmas time when I listen to the radio I find myself thinking there are a whole lot of songs that never get played. Most of the time it’s because they’re too old, or no one likes them. But there are plenty of songs that never get played and aren’t too old that are still good.
So here is my list of the top 10 Christmas songs for
1. “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio: This song is a classic and one of the best Christmas songs ever made. It’s perfect for any occasion, but especially during the holidays.2. “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole: A great song from an iconic singer/songwriter/producer/etc., this song has been covered by many artists over the years including Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Frank Sino, Willie Nelson and more!3. “Silent Night” by Bing Crosby: A beautiful song about how silent it is during Christmastime in your home when everyone’s asleep except for Santa Claus and his reindeer outside on your roof4. “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin: One of my favorite holiday standards!5. “Jingle Bells
Each year a multitude of Christmas songs are released, most of them recorded by artists hoping to cash in on the holiday shopping season. Many artists even re-release old hits with a Christmas theme. This blog compiles the top 10 Christmas songs for that year (November 1st – October 31st), based on Billboard’s Holiday 100 chart.
The Holiday 100 debuted on Billboard’s website on November 27, 2011. It combines data from sales, radio airplay, and streaming. Songs are ranked according to an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. The data tracked is from November 1 to the end of October each year.
I thought it would be cool to do a blog post series on the top 10 Christmas Songs of All Time. I’d make a new post for each year. Each post would contain my 10 favorite songs from that year with commentary and links to listen to the songs online.
I had no experience writing about music, but I already knew how to get traffic from Google. It seemed like a fun way to put my skills to the test.
I wrote the first post and published it on December 8th. The next day it was ranking in position 18 for [top 10 christmas songs].
I was hooked!
1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love – It has “Christmas” in the title–it’s gotta make the cut.
2. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole – This is the one where he talks about being stuck in traffic and wanting to be drinking some eggnog or something like that. The one in his warm, inviting voice.
3. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Bing Crosby – The song that inspired the movie Elf and its accompanying new-classic line: “It looks like Santa exploded.”
4. Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra – For some reason this song makes me think of driving down the snow-covered streets of a small town with your loved one beside you and a nice fire waiting for you at home (after you pick up some eggnog from the store).
5. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry – Everybody knows this song. And if they don’t, they’re probably on santa’s naughty list due to their not knowing any christmas songs other than “feliz navidad”.
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey – This song is a classic for sure, but I don
For the past nine years, I’ve been sharing my favorite Christmas songs on this blog. Each year, I try to find a theme to tie them all together. This year, I’m going with “Christmas music for kids, by kids”.
I’ll be posting ten songs each day starting December 1st and ending with a post on Christmas Eve. Here’s what you can expect:
1. A song that is both fun and educational
2. A song that is great for dancing along with
3. A song that teaches kids about the importance of giving back
4. A song that encourages children to be kind to others
5. A song that gets everyone singing along
6. A song that reminds us how much we love our families and friends
7. A song that celebrates being true to yourself
8. A song that talks about the importance of standing up for what you believe in
9. A song about being thankful for what we have in life (even when it feels like everything is going wrong)
Peter Hollens is an American singer/songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. He has been involved in the a cappella community since 1999 when he co-founded the University of Oregon’s male a cappella group, On The Rocks. Since then, Peter has gone on to be featured in various media outlets including NBC’s The Sing Off and the movie Pitch Perfect.
Peter has released 11 studio albums, with his latest album, “Hymns,” debuting