What do you sing at Christmas?

What do you sing at Christmas?

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?

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” appeared in the 1994 album “Merry Christmas”.

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:

  1. Mariah Carey — “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
  2. Wham! — “Last Christmas”
  3. Michael Bublé — “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
  4. Justin Bieber — “Mistletoe”
  5. 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”

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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 45-54: Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? – 1984 Version”

Ages 55-64: Joy Williams – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Ages 65+: Elvis Presley – “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:

1. Drake

2. Post Malone

3. XXXTentacion

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.


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