What Was ASCAP’s #1 Holiday Song?


ASCAP has revealed its top holiday songs for 2017. According to an ASCAP analysis of streaming and terrestrial radio data from Aug. 7, 2017 to Nov. 19, 2017, 1994’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” written by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey, is the number one song of this holiday season. Here’s a list of ASCAP’s top 25 holiday songs from 2017.

Below is a list of the ASCAP Top 25 Holiday Songs,* their writer(s) and the song’s copyright date according to ASCAP records:
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff (1994)
“A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Johnny Marks (1962)
“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945)
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Johnny Marks (1958)
“Last Christmas” by George Michael (1984)
“Jingle Bell Rock” by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe (1957)
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Edward Pola and George Wyle (1963)
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Meredith Willson (1951)
“Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish (1951)
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks (1949)
“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)
“Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” by Robert Kinkel, Paul O’Neill and John Oliva (1995)
“Jingle Bells” by James Lord Pierpont; Frank Sinatra version arranged by Gordon Jenkins (ASCAP, 1958)
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser (1948)
“Santa Baby” by Joan Javits, Anthony Springer and Philip Springer (1953)
“Run Rudolph Run” by John Marks and Marvin Broadie (1958)
“Blue Christmas” by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson (1948)
“Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney (1979)


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