With Christmas only a few weeks away it is the perfect time to bring out our favourite festive music. Whether it’s carols that you love or Mariah Carey’s famous ‘Merry Christmas’ album we have chosen the top 10 much-loved Christmas songs.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Originally written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town was first played on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934. Over the years there have been many covers of the popular hit. Check out Bruce Springsteen version below.
9. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Similar to number 10 above, this famous song has been covered many times over the years. The song was written in 1951 by Meredith Willson and was a huge hit for Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayers & His Orchestra on September 10, 1951.
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
This well known Christmas Carol first appeared in 1739 and was written by Charles Wesley. The original has slightly changed since it was first written yet the popular version is the one we know and now love. The Pentatonix jolly and fun version is on our playlist.
7. Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
In contrast to the others so far, this song was first released in 2003 by British hard rock band The Darkness. What we love about this song is that it follows the usual structure of Christmas songs as well as Justin Hawkins’ (the lead singer) falsetto vocal range.
6. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
We definitely can’t forget this one! Brenda Lee first recorded Rockin Around The Christmas Tree in 1958. The upbeat song has a rock and roll sound with a swinging saxophone solo part.
5. Merry Christmas Everyone
The pop song was first released in 1985 by Welsh singer-songwriter Shakin’ Stevens. It reached number one the year it was released and has been one of the best selling Christmas songs of all time.
4. Let It Snow!
This is an oldie but certainly a goldie and it was first released in 1945 by Sammy Cahn. It’s the perfect song to listen to sitting by a fire drinking a delicious cup of hot chocolate waiting for snow to fall!
3. Do They Know It’s Christmas
Reaching number one in 13 countries around the World, Do They Know It’s Christmas sold around 2.5 million copies. The song was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to the famine in Ethiopia.
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You
As one of Mariah Carey’s biggest international success, All I Want For Christmas Is You sold over 14 million copies making it the 11th best selling single of all time. Carey’s incredible voice along with the melody make this beat unforgettable.
1. Last Christmas
Sung by English pop duo Wham! Last Christmas is an epic Christmas classic played everywhere without a doubt. The song has been covered by artists all over the world endlessly since its release in 1984.
Words by Florinda Ceri