Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Thirteen: The Most Performed Christmas Songs

According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, these are the Top 25 most-performed “Holiday” songs for the first five years of the 21st Century (find the complete list here):

1.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
2.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
3.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
4.Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
5.White Christmas – Irving Berlin
6.Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
7.Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Johnny Marks
8.Jingle Bell Rock – Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe
9.I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram
10.Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone
11.Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
12.It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Edward Pola, George Wyle
13.Silver Bells – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

I'm a little sad that only one of these songs even refers to the birth of Christ, which is the reason for the season. So I'm offering you Michael English's "Mary Did You Know?" Listen and be blessed.

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Sandee said...

Great list of Christmas music. I liked the video the very best. Jesus is the reason for the season.

Have a terrific TT. :)

Alice Audrey said...

I did a Christmas carol kind of list, too. Sort of.

Mine is here

Judy said...

I didn't do Christmas songs for TT, but I am doing a countdown of songs/videos on my blog every day until Christmas. Love "Mary Did You Know"... it's one of my favorites.

Merry Christmas and Happy TT.

Xakara said...

Thanks for reminding me of all those years in concert choir.

Merry Christmas and Happy TT,

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Lea said...

Oh, Mary Did You Know is just the best! Interesting list!

Happy weekend!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh! I totally remember Michael English! yay! I love reading your blog oh so much!

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