It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit. And what better way to do that than by listening to some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time? In this blog post, we will countdown the top 10 popular Christmas songs of all time. So whether you’re looking for some festive tunes to get you in the mood or just want to reminisce about Christmases past, this list is sure to please.
“Waiting for Christmas” by Amy Grant
Christmas is a special time of year for many people, and Amy Grant’s “Waiting for Christmas” captures the excitement and anticipation of the season perfectly. The song begins with a young girl eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, and as the days count down she grows more and more excited. On Christmas Eve, she finally falls asleep, dreaming of all the wonderful presents that Santa will bring her. When she wakes up on Christmas morning, she rushes to the tree to see what he has left for her. “Waiting for Christmas” is a charming and festive song that perfectly encapsulates the joy and excitement of the holiday season.
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“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon
When John Lennon released his 1971 single “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” it quickly became a holiday standard. The song, which features the lyrics “War is over, if you want it War is over, now,” was written as a protest against the Vietnam War. Lennon recorded the song with his wife Yoko Ono and their son Sean, along with members of the Plastic Ono Band. The song has since been covered by artists such as Maroon 5, Celine Dion, and Kelly Clarkson.
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid
Do They Know It’s Christmas? is a song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia. It was first recorded in a day on 25 November 1984 by Band Aid, a supergroup featuring amongst others Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Bono, George Michael, Sting and Phil Collins. The song was a major success around the world, raising millions of dollars for famine relief. The original version of the song featured only British and Irish artists; however, subsequent versions have included performers from other nations.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? has been covered many times with different artists raising money for various charities. In 2010, the song was re-recorded as “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Time to Heal in order to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
“Last Christmas” by Wham!
“Last Christmas” by Wham! is unquestionably one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time. The song was written by George Michael and released in 1984. It tells the story of a young woman who is disappointed with love and is trying to move on from her previous relationship.
The song was an instant success, reaching number one in several countries, including the UK, US, Canada, and Australia. It has since become a holiday classic, appearing on numerous Christmas compilation albums.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released on November 1, 1994, as the lead single from her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The song was written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and produced by Afanasieff. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a pop and R&B ballad that includes back up vocals from child singer Trey Lorenz. The song’s lyrics declare that the narrator does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her loved one.
Carey released the song as a single in several nations in late 1994 and early 1995, including Australia (where it peaked at number two on the ARIA Singles Chart).
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a popular Christmas song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and first performed by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis.
The song’s lyrics are based on the idea that even though times may be tough during the holiday season, one should still maintain hope for a better future. The lyrics also include references to several classic Christmas songs, such as “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells”.
Garland’s version of the song has been praised by many critics, and is considered one of the best versions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock is a popular Christmas song written by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe. The song was first recorded by Bobby Helms in 1957 and has since been covered by many artists.
The song is about two lovers who are apart during the Christmas season but find comfort in listening to each other’s voices on the radio. The lyrics include the line “When we get together that will be the day,” which has become a popular Christmas refrain.
Jingle Bell Rock has been featured in several films and television shows, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, and Glee. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Bruce Springsteen
‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ is a popular Christmas song written by Bruce Springsteen. The song was originally released on Springsteen’s album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’ in 1973. ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ tells the story of Santa Claus preparing for his annual Christmas Eve trip around the world. The song has been covered by many artists, including The Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, and Bruce Springsteen himself.
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“Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano
Feliz Navidad is a Christmas song written by Jose Feliciano in 1970. The song has become a Christmas standard and is commonly sung in Spanish-speaking countries. The lyrics of the song are very simple, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Despite its simplicity, the song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Michael Buble.
“Auld Lang Syne” by traditional
Auld Lang Syne is a traditional Christmas song that has been recorded by many different artists over the years. The lyrics of the song are about memories of past Christmases and the happiness that they bring. The song is often played at New Year’s Eve parties, and it is a popular choice for holiday gatherings and events.