Amarillo, TX (KAMR/KCIT) — There’s nothing quite like peppermint drinks, bright lights and Christmas music for extreme holiday nostalgia.
Whether the songs stir up feelings of happiness, joy, or outright frustration, these Christmas songs leave a lasting impression as the rhythms throb in your head continuously for a month.
Here’s a list of the top 10 most-played holiday songs, according to Amazon Music.
The song “White Christmas” evokes images of drinking hot chocolate and opening Christmas presents by the tree. The song features the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter with an amazing orchestra.
Travel to Christmas in the 80’s with the song “Last Christmas” by Wham! This smash his hit was heard frequently during his holiday season, but in 2016 he was one of the founding members of Wham! did not reach
It’s easy to find multiple versions of “Hallelujah” online, but Pentatonix’s version hits differently as each member’s melodic voices blend perfectly to create a harmony masterpiece.
“Sleigh Ride” layers the Ronettes’ great sounds to create a feel-good Christmas song. The Ronettes’ rendition quickly became a staple of the season, becoming America’s second-highest chart-topping hit after “Be My Baby”.
This 60’s classic holiday song is always playing in department stores during the Christmas season. The song was originally written by Johnny Marks, but was made famous by musician Burl Ives.
“It’s the Best Time of the Year” proves that classic songs that make you happy never get old. Williams’ jazzy voice is instantly recognizable and forever associated with Christmas cheer.
Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” is so popular that many famous musicians, including Brenda Lee, have had to cover the classic melody. But it was his version of her cover of the 2004 teen-girlfriend comedy “Mean Girls,” which brought a new wave of excitement to the hit, along with her millions of TikTok videos.
Want to know all the names of Santa’s reindeer? “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a great and easy teaching method for children. What’s more, this song takes you back to your childhood Christmas full of surprises and excitement.
Brenda Lee’s music has been passed down through the generations, but her ’50s song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is deeply rooted in Christmas. It’s a song you can play while driving to work, shopping for your family, or thinking about what to make for Christmas dinner.
Safe to say this is the place to stay! Mariah Carey is famously known as the “Queen of Christmas,” so it wasn’t hard to guess that her song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is number one on the Billboard charts…again.