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.

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

Performed 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

Performed 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

17. 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 Mathis

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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The music blog of the News and Tribune, Jeffersonville & New Albany, Ind.

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