ROCK'S BLOG: Top 25 Xmas Songs

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December 5, 2018

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), just released their TOP 25 list of Christmas Songs for 2018.  This list is based on radio airplay & streaming.

Here's the list of tunes along with the songwriter. 



1--"All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff (1994)

2--"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Meredith Willson (1951)

3--"A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Johnny Marks (1964)

4--"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Johnny Marks (1958)

5--"It's the Most Wonderful Time of The Year" by Edward Pola and George Wyle (1958)

6--"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Johnny Marks (1949)

7--"Last Christmas" by George Michael (1984)

8--"Jingle Bell Rock" by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe (1958)

9--"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945)

10--"Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish (1948)

11--"The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme and Robert Wells (1946)

12--"Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman (1947)

13--"White Christmas" by Irving Berlin (1941)

14--"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie (1934)

15--"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague (1966)

16--"Home for the Holidays" by Robert Allen and Al Stillman (1954)

17--"Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano (1970)

18--"Frosty the Snowman" by Steve Nelson and Walter E. Rollins (1950)

19--"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin (1944)

20--"Santa Baby" by Joan Javits (1953)

21--"Blue Christmas" by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson (1949)

22--"Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Robert Kine, Paul O'Neill and John Oliva (1995)

23--"Underneath the Tree" by Greg Kurstin and Kelly Clarkson (2013)

24--"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Bob Geldof and Midge Ure (1984)

25--"Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney (1979)