Thu 5 Dec Tiring of the fact that no one wanted to buy albums of experimental American primitive guitar music, but they bought White Christmas every year, John Fahey recorded an album of Christmas instrumentals. It was, by a margin, his bestselling record. Atypical of his work, but beautiful. What happened when they stayed up late to try to catch a glimpse of Santa?
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New research has revealed which festive tunes have been the most listened to over the years - and which song has been given the most plays. Christmas time is upon us - which means seasonal songs can be heard on every corner, and your shopping trips will be soundtracked by the likes of Wizzard , Band Aid , Elton John , Slade , Shaky and all the usual suspects. The late George Michael and his musical partner Andrew Ridgeley released this seasonal classic in Noddy Holder's evergreen Christmas tune was originally issued in and has been around ever since. Roy Wood's sleigh-belled strewn song went head to head in the charts with Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody in Mariah recorded a whole album of Christmas songs in but this favourite only topped the US charts in December Rea's seasonal ode to travel only made No 53 on its original release in , but has remained popular ever since. Still a landmark Christmas song - the stars of came out to raise money for the Ethiopian famine relief fund.
Subscriber Account active since. The red and green decorations go up, hot chocolate is a preferred drink, and festive music plays in every possible store. Keep reading to find out which Christmas songs are the top-streamed in the US and globally, according to digital music service Spotify.