Mariah, Wham! or Justin Bieber? Here are the best-selling Christmas singles
The countdown to Christmas has begun, and here at Good Gospel Playlist, we are celebrating by going through the 10 best-selling Christmas songs.
10. Wham! – Last Christmas
This holiday classic was released in 1984 and is charting around the world every December. In 2019, the song, for instance, topped the British Official Video Streaming Chart.
The song has also peaked at number one in Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
9. Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
“Jingle Bell Rock” was released in 1957 but still enters the charts around December every year.
The track has made it to the top five on the charts in the United States, Latvia, Hungary and Canada.
8. Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad
This holiday hit was released in 1970 and is sung in Spanish and English.
The song entered the top five on the charts in the United States, New Zealand, Switzerland and Sweden.
7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon
Released in 1998, “Christmas Canon” had sold 918,000 downloads by 2016.
6. Faith Hill – Where Are You Christmas?
“Where Are You Christmas?” was released in 2000 and is featured on the soundtrack of the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
By the end of 2019, the song’s digital sales had reached 1,002,000 downloads.
5. Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
The song was released in 1958 and had sold more than 25 million copies by its 50th anniversary in 2008.
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” reached the top five of the charts in the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia.
4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
“Mistletoe” came out in 2011 on Justin Bieber’s first holiday album, “Under the Mistletoe.”
While the track topped the charts in the United States, Belgium and Canada, it made it to the top 10 of the charts in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
3. Savatage – Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24
This instrumental song was released in 1996 and describes a cello player playing a forgotten Christmas carol in Sarajevo, Bosnia Hercegovina, which was under siege from 1992 to 1996.
2. Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Released in 2013, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” is the newest song on the list and was featured in the animated movie “Frozen.”
The hit entered the top five of the charts in the United States and South Korea.
1. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You
Surprise! The best-selling holiday song based on digital sales in the United States is Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The song came out in 1994 and climbs the global charts every winter.
Mariah Carey’s evergreen has topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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