Most-Downloaded Christmas Songs

Most-Downloaded Christmas Songs

Radio stations are playing Christmas songs seemingly nonstop, but which ones are consumers actually buying? Since digital downloading is now the most popular way to buy an individual song, we took a look at sales compiled by media measurement company BigChampagne from Apple’s iTunes store. The digital store accounts for 69 percent of the downloaded music market, according to market research group NPD Group. The top ten-list turned out to be a mix of classics and fresh remakes from current artist
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Radio stations are playing Christmas songs seemingly nonstop, but which ones are consumers actually buying?

Since digital downloading has become one of the more popular ways to buy an individual song, we took a look at sales compiled by media measurement company BigChampagne from Apple’s iTunes store. The digital store accounts for 69 percent of the downloaded music market, according to market research group NPD Group.

The top ten-list turned out to be a mix of classics and fresh remakes from current artists. Check out the top -ten songs for the week ending Dec. 2, 2009. (Apple does not release volume data.)

Source: BigChampagne

Posted Dec. 11, 2009

10. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

: Bruce Springsteen : Columbia Records : 1985
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Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Label: Columbia Records

Released: 1985

9. Last Christmas

: Wham! : Columbia Records : 1984
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Artist: Wham!

Label: Columbia Records

Released: 1984

8. Rockin’ Round The Christmas Tree

: Brenda Lee : MCA Nashville : 1958
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Artist: Brenda Lee

Label: MCA Nashville

Released
: 1958

7. Jingle Bell Rock

: Bobby Helms : K-Tel : 1957
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Artist: Bobby Helms

Label: K-Tel

Released: 1957

6. Christmas Canon

: Trans-Siberian Orchestra : Atlantic Recording Corporation : 1998
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Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Label: Atlantic Recording Corporation

Released: 1998

5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

: Michael Buble : Reprise Records : 2007
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Artist: Michael Buble

Label: Reprise Records

Released: 2007

4. Last Christmas

: Taylor Swift : Big Machine Records : 2007
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Artist: Taylor Swift

Label: Big Machine Records

Released: 2007

3. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

: Trans-Siberian Orchestra : Atlantic Recording Corporation : 1996
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Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Label: Atlantic Recording Corporation

Released: 1996

2. All I Want for Christmas is You

: Mariah Carey : Sony BMG Entertainment : 1994
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Artist: Mariah Carey

Label: Sony BMG Entertainment

Released: 1994

1. Last Christmas (Glee Cast Version)

: Glee Cast : Twentieth Century Fox Television : 2009
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Artist: Glee Cast

Label: Twentieth Century Fox Television

Released: 2009