Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever

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24.12.20

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What is the most played christmas song ever?

It’s well known that classic Christmas songs make their composers and record labels mega bucks – but which is the most played and how much dollar does it rake in?

To answer these questions we’ll focus on the modern era of Spotify, original compositions only, sorry Sam, Buble et al and hopefully identify the Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever. Whilst this figure doesn’t account for plays on other streaming platforms, historic physical sales and radio play it should still give us a fairly conclusive list, but rest assured we will be checking it twice.

Admittedly this is not usual Blah Blah Blah territory, but hey it’s not exactly been a typical year, plus we were just curious and figured why not share our curiosity…

Note: Average per play on Spotify is 0.002 pence.

So here we go…

25. Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick – 93,239,809
24. Mariah Carey – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – 120,903,650
23. Mkola Dmytrovych Leontovych – Carol of the Bells – 123,021,469
22. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby – 132,023,660
21. Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run – 137,439,517
20. Perry Como – Its’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – 164,938,088
19. Coldplay – Christmas Lights – 177,051,769
18. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas – 186,609,439
17. Shakin Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone – 188,676,636
16. Burl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas – 189,632,792
15. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride – 200,303,797
14. The Pogues – Fairy Tale In New York – 217,526,638
13. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song – 221,932,918
12. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time – 229,606,218
11. Bing Crosby – White Christmas – 240,289,204
10. John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – 266,198,700 = £532,397
09. Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – 285,986,965 = £571,973
08. Band Aid – Do They Know Its Christmas Time – 310,685,749 = £621,371
07. Boby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock – 368,696,598 = £737,393
06. Andy Williams – Its the Most Wonderful Time of Year – 372,423,731 = £744,847
05. Justin Bieber – Mistltoe – 382,708,467 = £765,416
04. Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – 425,152,742 = £850,305
03. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me – 487,858,422 = £975,716
02. Wham – Last Christmas – 647,633,992 = £1,295,267
01. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You – 865,937, 273 = £1,731,874

So there’s the list, admittedly Buble and Sinatra could pretty much have their own lists, furthermore certain songs like Jingle Bells, Let it Snow! and the like have been covered by so many artists that if you added all the versions together even Mariah could lose her crown. But for now Mariah Carey is still jingling all the way to the bank.

Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever

Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever
Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever