And Spotify data has revealed the top 5 Christmas songs of all time.
Christmas and music go together as much as a Christmas tree and gifts.
Who has not sat around a Christmas table to eat and listen to classic season tunes with family and friends?
Spotify knows everyone has, so it put together a global list of its top 5 most popular Christmas songs.
From Mariah Carey to Ariana Grande, these are the most-streamed season-songs of all time, according to Spotify data:
- Mariah Carey — “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
- Wham! — “Last Christmas”
- Michael Bublé — “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
- Justin Bieber — “Mistletoe”
- Ariana Grande — “Santa Tell Me”
Christmas tunes streaming by age
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, released in November 1994, has become the top-selling digital holiday song of all time, according to Nielsen Music, and it seems it will continue that way.
Continuing on their data research, Spotify also made a breakdown of the most distinctive Christmas song for each age group.
Globally, these were the results:
Ages 13-17: Why Don’t We – “Hey Good Lookin”
Ages 18-24: Justin Bieber – “Mistletoe”
Ages 25-29: DMX – “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer”
Ages 30-34: The Drifters – “White Christmas”
Ages 35-39: Elvis Presley – “Blue Christmas”
Ages 40-44: Sarah McLachlan – “Wintersong”
Ages 55-64: Joy Williams – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
The most streamed of 2018
The songs and artists that were streamed the most on its service in 2018 were:
Ariana Grande and Drake both became Spotify’s most-streamed female and male artists of 2018.
Drake’s Scorpion garnered 8.2 billion streams worldwide. “God’s Plan,” which is on Scorpion, was also the most-streamed song of 2018.
Ariana Grande broke YouTube and Vevo video streaming records, collecting over 3 billion global streams during the year.
- The top five, most-streamed women globally were:
1. Ariana Grande
2. Dua Lipa
3. Cardi B.
4. Taylor Swift
5. Camila Cabello.
- For the men:
2. Post Malone
4. J Balvin
5. Ed Sheeran
Podcasts had another huge year with users making segments about crime and mystery their top go-to. Comedy, News & Politics, health and arts were the next most popular podcast categories.