Rochester’s Top Ten Most Requested Christmas Songs (2021 Edition)
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This year, more than any other year I've been here, we've had SO many messages asking when the Christmas music start, and would we play (name a million Christmas songs). We get a TON of requests for Christmas songs on the Y-105FM App, and these are the Top Ten Most Requested Songs so far in 2021!
(NOTE: Every so often, a newer song pops into the most requested Christmas Songs list, but more often than not, it's the classics people ask for.)
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as simply "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heatwave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.
Dean Martin's version came out in 1959...but didn't enter the Billboard Hot 100 until 2018. (SOURCE)
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is a popular Christmas song written in triple time in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album. (SOURCE)
"Jingle Bell Rock" has been performed by many, but Helms' first version from 1957 is the best known. The song's title and some of its lyrics are an extension of the old Christmas standard, "Jingle Bells". It makes brief references to other popular songs of the 1950s, such as "Rock Around the Clock", and mentions going to a "Jingle hop". An electric guitar played by Hank Garland can be heard playing the first notes of the chorus of "Jingle Bells". The backup singers were the Anita Kerr Singers. (SOURCE)
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas".
Canadian singer Michael Bublé's version was first released on October 24, 2011, as the first track of Bublé's Christmas album. (SOURCE)
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 when she was 13. By the song's 50th anniversary in 2008, Lee's original version had sold over 25 million copies with the 4th most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single. (SOURCE)
"O Holy Night" (also known as "Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol. Originally based on a French-language poem by poet Placide Cappeau it was written in 1843. Josh Groban released his version in 2002 and it hit #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. (SOURCE)
From the YouTube video description, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is a Christmas song that was originally written and composed for the 1966 cartoon special How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (also known as Tony the Tiger).
"Last Christmas" by Wham! is described as a "high watermark of mid-80s British synthpop songcraft", it was written and produced by George Michael and has been covered by many artists since its original release in December of 1984. (SOURCE)
José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” is a classic that, sadly, always reminds me of Nachos Navidad (at Taco Johns). You may remember he sang their Christmas jingle for a LONG time. Click HERE to see the commercial and how it made me cry a couple years ago.
Number one most requested Christmas song last year, this year, and probably forever. However...not #1 on Billboard's charts until 2019, 25 years after it was released,