Wednesday, December 07, 2011

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #149

THE THIRTEEN 
MOST POPULAR 
CHRISTMAS SONGS


Thanks to Wikipedia for this list (and the pretty tree photo, too).


1  "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 


 
 
 
 

7  "Jingle Bell Rock" – Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe 

 
9  "Sleigh Ride" – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 

 
11  "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" – Edward Pola, George Wyle 

12  "I'll Be Home for Christmas" – Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram


I'm not surprised to see #12 on the list. I think I have heard "I'll Be Home for Christmas" performed by everyone from Karen Carpenter to Lou Rawls this year. I'm starting to wonder where the singer is that he or she won't be home for Christmas. Prison? The military? Working the holiday shift at a hospital? The backstory on that one changes for me depending on who is doing the singing.
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9 comments:

  1. I love the Carpenters' versions of the Christmas classics.

    Great list! Very much in the spirit. I'm afraid I was a scrooge today with my TT.

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  2. Good tunes! I like Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas classics.

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  3. I guess I'm a little surprised "White Christmas" is down at number 5 -- and below songs 2, 3 and 4 -- considering it was the top-selling Christmas song of all time.

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  4. Silver Bells one of my favorites

    Happy holidays and happty tt

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  6. Heather, why aren't you surprised White Christmas is also after #1. :) This list is based on number of performances, overall sales, etc. That one single recording is the best selling of all time. Obviously other versions weren't as successful.

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  7. I never tire of this music during season

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  8. I'm in love with the pet on your sidebar :)
    We share many of the same favorite tunes too :)


    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/12/happy-or-sad/

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  9. I always love seeing Christmas music list and the artist people choice. I grew up with all of these songs, but done by completely different people, it's amazing. :)

    Happy T13,

    ~Xakara
    13 Pieces of Eye Candy

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