It’s that time of year, wherever you go you can hear Christmas/Holiday songs just about everywhere.  On the radio WUPE FM has been playing the biggest Holiday hits since Thanksgiving.

Ever wonder what the most played Christmas/Holiday songs are?   The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the organization of music publishers, composers and songwriters  compiled a list of the most played Christmas/Holiday songs.  Is your favorite on the list?

1. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff (1994)
2. "A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Johnny Marks (1962)
3. "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945)
4. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Johnny Marks (1958)
5. "Last Christmas" by George Michael (1984)
6. "Jingle Bell Rock" by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe (1957)
7. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Edward Pola and George Wyle (1963)
8. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Meredith Willson (1951)
9. "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish (1951)
10. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Johnny Marks (1949)

Other Holiday favorites that didn’t make the Top 10:

"White Christmas" by Irving Berlin (1941)
"Winter Wonderland" by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (1934)
"Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano (1970)
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie (1934)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin (1943)
"Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman (1947)
"The Christmas Song" by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells (1946)
"Frosty the Snowman" by Steve Nelson and Walter E. Rollins (1950)
"Jingle Bells" by James Lord PierpontFrank Sinatra version arranged by Gordon Jenkins (1958)

(list provided by ABC Radio)
Now I want to know your favorite Christmas/Holiday songs.  Send your 3 Favorites to me I’ll add up all your favorites, then feature the Berkshires’ Top 10 Favorite Christmas/Holiday songs on the Five O’clock Flashback Friday December 22nd on WUPE –FM.


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