ASCAP Names Top 25 Holiday Songs

ASCAP Names Top 25 Holiday Songs
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ASCAP Names Top 25 Holiday Songs

You only *think* you've heard "Feliz Navidad" more than any other holiday song.
Actually, it's probably "Chestnuts Roasting..."
ASCAP put out its top 25 most-performed holiday songs for 2000-2005, based on its most recent performance data. Unlike other rankings you may have read, this one, not surprisingly, emphasizes the writers of the songs.
The most-performed ASCAP holiday song is "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" written by Robert Wells and Mel Torme. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, was a close second.
The list :
1. The Christmas Song
2. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
4. Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
5. White Christmas - Irving Berlin
6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks
8. Jingle Bell Rock - Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe
9. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram
10. Little Drummer Boy - Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone
11. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
12. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
13. Silver Bells - Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
14. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Johnny Marks
15. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
16. Blue Christmas - Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson
17. Frosty the Snowman - Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins
18. A Holly Jolly Christmas - Johnny Marks
19. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Tommie Connor
20. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman
21. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Meredith Willson
22. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays - Bob Allen, Al Stillman
23. Carol of the Bells - Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich
24. Santa Baby - Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer
25. Wonderful Christmastime

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