Please Mr. DJ - Won’t You Play Jingle Bell Rock For Me?

If you listen to the radio during the holidays, you probably have a few favorites that Mr. DJ spins. So here’s a chance to see if your top picks are among the most popular 25 holiday tunes that have ruled the airwaves in the last decade (as determined by ASCAP - the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) . Before we vote, here are some nuggets about the 25 chestnuts:

The oldest tunes of this hit parade are two songs written in 1934: Winter Wonderland and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Time doesn’t stand still though; Winter Wonderland has since been recorded by Eurythmics, Jewel and Air Supply.

The most recorded holiday song is White Christmas with well over 500 versions.

The newest song is Do They Know It's Christmas? Written by Midge Ure and Bob Geldof and recorded in 1984 by an all-star collection of British musicians, Band Aid. Proceeds from the enormously popular hit single were donated to famine relief in Ethiopia. Twenty years later, Band Aid 20 recorded a remake to raise money for famine relief in Africa.

Songs first introduced in a film or on television: White Christmas in Holiday Inn (1942); Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944); Silver Bells in The Lemon Drop Kid (1950); A Holly Jolly Christmas in the TV special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1962)

The composer with most top Holiday songs: Johnny Marks composed three: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, and A Holly Jolly Christmas.

The only Holiday song written originally as an instrumental piece for a symphony orchestra: Sleigh Ride. The Boston Pops Orchestra gave the first concert performance in 1948.

So now,

And have a listen by checking out some of these library holiday cd’s -

Includes: The Christmas song (Merry Christmas to you) (Nat King Cole) -- White Christmas (Bing Crosby) -- Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley) -- Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Frank Sinatra) -- Winter wonderland (Tony Bennett) -- Sleigh ride (Ella Fitzgerald) -- Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! (Dean Martin) -- (There's no place like) home for the holidays (Perry Como) -- The most wonderful time of the year Johnny Mathis) -- A holly jolly Christmas (Burl Ives) -- Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer (Gene Autry) --Grandma got run over by a reindeer (Elmo & Patsy) -- Rockin' around the Christmas tree (Brenda Lee) -- and more.

Includes: It's the most wonderful time of the year (Andy Williams) -- Silver bells (Bing Crosby) -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Johnny Mathis) -- Here comes Santa Claus (right down Santa Claus Lane) (Elvis Presley) -- Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer (Ella Fitzgerald) -- Frosty the snowman (Gene Autry) -- The little drummer boy (Peggy Lee) -- Winter wonderland (Louis Armstrong) -- Blue Christmas (Johnny Cash) -- Jingle bell rock (Brenda Lee) -- The Chipmunk song (Christmas don't be late) (The Chipmunks) -- You're a mean one Mr. Grinch (from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch stole Christmas") (Thurl Ravenscroft) -- and more

Includes: Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley) -- Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Johnny Mathis) -- The little drummer boy (Harry Simeone Chorale) -- A holly jolly Christmas (Burl Ives) -- Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (Gene Autry) -- Little Saint Nick (Beach Boys) -- The chipmunk song (Christmas don't be late) (The Chipmunks) -- Santa Claus is coming to town (Jackson 5) -- Run Rudolph run (Chuck Berry) -- Grandma got run over by a reindeer (Elmo & Patsy) -- Feliz Navidad (José Feliciano) -- This Christmas (Donny Hathaway) -- Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney) --- Last Christmas (Wham!) -- Jingle bell rock (Darryl Hall & John Oates) -- and more.

Includes: Santa Claus is coming to town (the Pointer Sisters) -- Winter wonderland (Eurythmics) -- Do you hear what I hear? (Whitney Houston) -- Merry Christmas baby (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) -- Have yourself a merry little Christmas (the Pretenders) -- I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus (John Cougar Mellencamp) -- Gabriel's message (Sting) -- Christmas in Hollis (Run-D.M.C.) -- Christmas (Baby please come home) (U2) -- Santa baby (Madonna) -- The little drummer boy (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band) -- Run Rudolph run (Bryan Adams) -- Back door Santa (Bon Jovi) -- The Coventry carol (Alison Moyet) -- Silent night (Stevie Nicks)

Includes: I saw three ships (Sting) – Christmastime (The Smashing Pumpkins) -- Children go where I send thee (Natalie Merchant) -- Santa baby (Rev Run & the Christmas All Stars) -- Oi to the world (No Doubt) -- Blue Christmas (Sheryl Crow) -- Christmas /Blues Traveler -- Oiche chiun Silent night (Enya) -- The Christmas song (Hootie & the Blowfish) -- Ave Maria (Chris Cornell with Eleven) -- Christmas in the city (Mary J. Blige) -- Santa Claus in back in town (Jonny Lang) -- Christmas song (Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds) -- Christmas is now drawing near at hand (Steve Winwood) -- O holy night (Tracy Chapman) -- We three kings (Patti Smith)

Includes: This Christmas (Macy Gray) -- Little drummer boy -- Hot hot hot (Wyclef Jean) -- Noel! Noel! (Eve 6) -- Blue Christmas (Jon Bon Jovi) -- Merry Christmas baby (Stevie Wonder & Wyclef Jean) -- O come all ye faithful (City High) -- Christmas is the time to say I love you ( SR-71) -- Christmas day ( Dido) -- Run Rudolph run (Sheryl Crow) -- Back door Santa (B.B. King & John Popper) -- Little red rooster ( Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) -- Christmas don't be late ( Powder) -- Silent night (Stevie Nicks) -- I love you more (Stevie Wonder & Kimberly Brewer) -- White Christmas (Darlene Love)


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