It’s that magical time of year, which means it’s time for… the best Christmas songs! With so many iconic tracks to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down the best Christmas songs of all time. Let’s take a look at our top picks!
Best Christmas Songs Of All Time: Our Picks
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
We all know this Christmas smash, and every year it grows even more popular! Released in 1994, it is the best-selling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song is a Christmas themed love song, with Pop, Dance and Contemporary influences. The track has also charted during the holiday season every single year since its release. Not bad!
White Christmas – Irving Berlin / Bing Crosby
“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song that reminisces about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. Having been covered by multiple artists over the years, the best-selling version was by Bing Crosby in 1942. Crosby’s cover has sold over 50 million copies, which the most by any release. Therefore, it is the biggest-selling single worldwide of all time!
Last Christmas – Wham!
It’s just not Christmas without this hit from English pop duo Wham! Written in 1984, the track came to fruition in George Michael’s childhood bedroom whilst visiting his parents. Michael also wrote, performed, produced and played every single instrument on the track. Talk about talented! Lastly, it is the biggest-selling single in UK chart history not to reach No. 1, which is crazy considering the song’s popularity.
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Written by Johnny Marks, this track was recorded in 1958 by Brenda Lee, who at the time was just 13 years old. By the song’s 50th anniversary in 2008, the song had sold over 25 million copies. It has also sold the 4th most digital downloads of any Christmas single. The song has Country, Rock and Pop influences and is a staple in most family Christmases!
Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues Ft Kirsty MacColl
“Fairytale of New York” is a song written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan. It was recorded by their band The Pogues featuring singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl. The track is an Irish Folk ballad. In the UK, it is the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century, despite some controversy over its lyrics. It is often cited as the best Christmas song of all time in various television, radio and magazine polls in the UK and Ireland.
What Have We Missed?
Did your favorite Christmas song make it onto our list? If not, let us know what we missed and why you think it’s the best Christmas song of all time. Finally, we at Audiosocket wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas. We hope that you’re as excited for 2021 as we are!