Count down our 50 favourite Christmas songs
Don’t Believe in Christmas
It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Christmas approaches, we pick the classic songs you need on your festive playlist. Merry Christmas, one and all, it's time to break out the mince pies as if you haven't already , pour the prosecco and put on some festive music. Christmas songs don't always have to be merry — among the most beloved festive tunes are "2, Miles" by The Pretenders , which is curiously bleak, and the heartbreak of Wham! Here are some of our favourites, from Forties classics to more recent pop hits, to get your Christmas celebrations into full swing.
Every Christmas , we see a bunch of songs re-enter the Billboard charts as people get into the festive feeling by streaming and downloading their favourite festive music from Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber as well as classic tracks like "White Christmas," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Last Christmas. Though Mariah Carey 's cover of the Darlene Love song is not as well known as a certain other Carey track that appears further down the list, it is popular enough to have been certified Gold in October Chris Brown 's cover of the Donny Hathaway song, perhaps most famous for its trainwreck Patti Labelle version , was certified Gold in According to Billboard , as of the Wham! That same Billboard article says that "Jingle Bell Rock", best known for its appearance in cult movie Mean Girls has sold , copies. Nielsen SoundScan as referenced in the Billboard article puts the sales total of the bilingual bop at , Love or loathe them, The Chipmunks are one of the U.
Certain songs become ubiquitous every December, especially if you're tuning into one of around stations in the U. Below are the 10 most popular songs in that chart's history. Chances are, you've already heard all of them at least a dozen times this season, proving that holiday hits are truly the gifts that keep on giving to songwriters, at least! Since , George Michael 's onward-and-upward Christmas anthem has been a seasonal favorite, earning covers by everyone from Taylor Swift to Jimmy Eat World.