Thu 5 Dec Tiring of the fact that no one wanted to buy albums of experimental American primitive guitar music, but they bought White Christmas every year, John Fahey recorded an album of Christmas instrumentals. It was, by a margin, his bestselling record. Atypical of his work, but beautiful. What happened when they stayed up late to try to catch a glimpse of Santa? Rawls made a ton of Christmas albums, but his first from is the best. How would Christmas sound reimagined by Black Sabbath? Almost exactly as you would imagine, to be honest. The most oddly foreboding of all the big Christmas songs suits the grinding and roaring.
The First Noel
Drawing up a definitive list of festive hits is a task that would tax Santa Claus himself, but we think these are the 50 best Christmas songs of all time. Listen to the best Christmas songs on Apple Music and Spotify , and scroll down to read our best Christmas songs of all time. Though only a minor hit it peaked at No. Smart, sassy and highly infectious. A duet with country singer Blake Shelton, it was first released in time for Christmas Though not specifically a festive song, its winter theme has led to it becoming a Christmas standard. The song was first released as a single on 9 December , and peaked at No. The album was certified double-platinum in , having moved two million copies in North America. An initial Billboard Hot breakthrough came in , but the song hit its US chart peak to date in when it rose to No. Though recorded quickly, the song has an enduring appeal and it achieved its highest UK chart placing of No.
New research has revealed which festive tunes have been the most listened to over the years - and which song has been given the most plays. Christmas time is upon us - which means seasonal songs can be heard on every corner, and your shopping trips will be soundtracked by the likes of Wizzard , Band Aid , Elton John , Slade , Shaky and all the usual suspects. The late George Michael and his musical partner Andrew Ridgeley released this seasonal classic in Noddy Holder's evergreen Christmas tune was originally issued in and has been around ever since. Roy Wood's sleigh-belled strewn song went head to head in the charts with Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody in
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!