What is the most popular christmas song in the world
There are many Christmas songs, but it’s hard to pick the most popular one.If you had to pick one, I would have to say ‘Blue Christmas’ by Elvis Presley is most popular. This song was released in 1956 and over time it has become an iconic Christmas song. It was number 1 for 14 consecutive weeks and sold 4 million copies in the US alone. The second most popular Christmas song in the world is ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!.Both of these songs are great, but I don’t think there is a wrong answer. Both of these songs will be playing during the holidays for many years to come.
What is the most played Christmas song in the world?
‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’, originally a traditional English folk song, is the most-played Christmas classic; it has been recorded by everyone from The Beatles to Cher, Bing Crosby to Nat King Cole, and nearly every living American popular singer. The song has also been covered by major artists in many other genres, including country music, pop rock, and R&B.The song’s lyrics chart the journey of angels from heaven to the manger where Jesus was born (the title refers to both Bethlehem and the town, indicating that they are one and the same). At inspiration’s turn they pause above a humble stable and hear what can be heard there. The tune is simple but captivating: four repeated notes sung against a quiet accompaniment.The lyrics describe how ‘the ox and the ass are slow walking by His stable door’. Then they ‘awake with joyful cries: “Glory to Thy birth.”‘ The ‘wise men from the East’ come next; foremost of them is ‘Joseph with his manger’ made from straw that sheltered the newborn Lord of creation three birthdays past. Then Mary had her only Son wrapped in swaddling clothes hung upon a crutch. It was then that shepherds came by ‘to adore Him with their lays’, still singing of ‘O little town of Bethlehem…’
What is the number 1 most sold Christmas song?
The most SOLD Christmas song of all time is unquestionably Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives. This song has crossed over the artificial boundaries of class, one often encountered in music.Although it is a traditional Christmas favorite, this songs popularity never waned and it continues to be one of the most requested holiday tunes. It makes sense that it would be so popular and timeless since the lyrics are so simple and yet the tune is so upbeat and fast paced. The lyrics tell the story of Rudolph, an elephant who rides through the sky on tiny reindeer to deliver presents to all the children on Christmas Eve. The kids are happy to see him because he has a red nose and that means he must be special and worthy of being their Christmas buddy. The song is often sung by children with their parents at Christmas Eve services.The best selling Christmas album ever is A Very Special Christmas which has sold over 80 million copies worldwide. This album contains Rudolph with all its soaring harmonies, bells and whistles. The Burl Ives classic was only a part of a handful of songs on this album which included other classic Christmas tunes by artists like Loretta Lynn, Martin Yetti and Elvis Presley among others. This album has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide making it number 1 on the best selling holiday albums list for 30 years as reported by Guinness World Records in 2012.