2010-12-23 / Features

25 Most Popular Holiday Songs Of The Last Decade

Even though the first decade of the 21st century witnessed a change in how nearly everyone acquires and listens to music, some things about music – especially holiday music – may never change. According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the following 25 songs were the most performed holiday songs of the first decade of the 21st century. The date was compiled with the aide of Mediaguide, the most comprehensive digital audio performance tracking technology in the world. SP10A931

1. “Winter Wonderland,” written by: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith. Performed by: Eurythmics

2. “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), written by: Mel Torme, Robert Wells, performed by: Nat “King” Cole

3. “Sleigh Ride,” written by: Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish, performed by: The Ronettes

4. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” written by: Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin, performed by: The Pretenders

5. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” written by: Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie, performed by: Bruce Springsteen

6. “White Christmas,” written by: Irving Berlin, performed by: Bing Crosby

7. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” written by: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, performed by: Michael Buble

8. “Jingle Bell Rock,” written by: Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe, ppPerformed by: Daryl Hall & John Oates

9. “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” written by: Johnny Marks, performed by: Gene Autry

10. “Little Drummer Boy,” Written by: Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone, performed by: The Harry Simeone Chorale & Orchestra

11. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” written by: Edward Pola, George Wyle, prformed by: Andy Williams

12. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” written by: Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram, performed by: Josh Groban

13. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” written by: Johnny Marks, performed by: Brenda Lee

14. “Silver Bells,” written by: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, performed by: Anne Murray

15. “Feliz Navidad,” written and performed by: Jose Feliciano

16. “Frosty The Snowman,” written by: Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins, performed by: The Beach Boys

7. “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” written by: Johnny Marks, performed by: Burl Ives

18. “Blue Christmas,” written by: Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson, performed by: Elvis Presley

19. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” written by: Meredith Willson, performed by: Johnny , athis

20. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” written by: Tommie Connor (PRS), performed by: John Mellencamp

21. “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane),” written by: Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman, performed by: Gene Autry

22. “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays,” written by: Bob Allen, Al Stillman, performed by: Perry Como

23. “Carol Of The Bells,” written by: Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich, performed by: David Foster (instrumental version)

24. “Wonderful Christmastime,” written and performed by: Paul McCartney (PRS)

25. “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Feed the World),” written by: Midge Ure (PRS), Bob Geldof (PRS), performed by: Band Aid

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