Now that the holiday season is in full swing it’s hard to escape the daily deluge of Christmas tunes, whether it’s on the radio or in stores, or even in the elevator. And the more you listen, the more you realize certain songs get recorded over and over and over again.
So, which holiday songs have been recorded the most? Well, Songdex, the largest database of music rights in the world, just came out with their list of the 30 most recorded holiday songs, and not surprising the classic “Silent Night” tops the list. Believe it or not, the track has been recorded 137,315 times.
As you can imagine, the Top 30 is made up mostly of tried and true holiday classics, although one contemporary tune did make the list, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which landed at 30 and has been recorded 13,419 times.
Top Ten Most Recorded Holiday Tunes(click here for the complete list)
- “Silent Night” (137,315)
- “White Christmas” (128,276)
- “Jingle Bells” (89,681)
- “The Christmas Song” (80,064)
- “Winter Wonderland” (70,471)
- “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (68,669)
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (65,377)
- “Joy To The World” (59,767)
- “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” (56,552)
- “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (54,446)