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I dare you to record something from a vinyl disk or even a store-bought CD, save it in both. Then let me know. I don't say there is no audible difference at all. The variety is amazing. I'm not only referring to the amount of songs but also the number of titles and quality. The app design is easy to use and Christmas-ee. Good variety of quality music. No recognizable artists, but who cares — fame has no corner on talent.
Santa Bible Reina Valera with audio, You can read and listen for free! Hand picked: Radio RnB music, from all around the world at best quality! La Biblia en Espanol. Santa Bible Reina Valera with audio, You can read and listen free! The publication of Christmas music books in the 19th century, such as Christmas Carols, New and Old Bramley and Stainer , , played an important role in widening the popular appeal of carols.
The popular books have proved to be a popular resource for choirs and church congregations in the English-speaking world, and remain in print today. The resulting list of the top ten favored Christmas carols and motets was:   . It was first performed live by Eddie Cantor on his radio show. Bruce Springsteen recorded a rock rendition in Long-time Christmas classics from prior to the "rock era"  still dominate the holiday charts — such as "Let It Snow!
Let It Snow! The most popular set of these titles—heard over airwaves, on the Internet, in shopping malls, in elevators and lobbies, even on the street during the Christmas season—have been composed and performed from the s onward. As those songs, along with most religiously-themed carols composed before , are all out of copyright, they are no longer subject to ASCAP royalties and thus do not appear on their list.
In addition to Bing Crosby, major acts that have popularized and successfully covered a number of the titles in the top 30 most performed Christmas songs in include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, and the Jackson 5. Since the mids, much of the Christmas music produced for popular audiences has explicitly romantic overtones, only using Christmas as a setting.
The s also featured the introduction of novelty songs that used the holiday as a target for satire and source for comedy. Exceptions such as " The Christmas Shoes " have re-introduced Christian themes as complementary to the secular Western themes, and myriad traditional carol cover versions by various artists have explored virtually all music genres. The top thirty most-played holiday songs for the holiday season are ranked here, all titles written or co-written by ASCAP songwriters and composers.
Most of these songs in some way describe or are reminiscent of Christmas traditions, how Western Christian countries tend to celebrate the holiday, i. Celebratory or sentimental, and nostalgic in tone, they hearken back to simpler times with memorable holiday practices—expressing the desire either to be with someone or at home for Christmas.
The winter-related songs celebrate the climatic season, with all its snow, dressing up for the cold, sleighing, etc. Many titles help define the mythical aspects of modern Christmas celebration: Santa Claus bringing presents, coming down the chimney, being pulled by reindeer , etc. New mythical characters are created, defined, and popularized by these songs; " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ", adapted from a major retailer's promotional poem, was introduced to radio audiences by Gene Autry in His follow-up a year later introduced " Frosty the Snowman ", the central character of his song.
Though overtly religious, and authored at least partly by a writer of many church hymns, no drumming child appears in any biblical account of the Christian nativity scene. This character was introduced to the tradition by Katherine K. Davis in her " The Little Drummer Boy " written in , with a popular version being released in In their "admittedly subjective" list of the top Christmas songs of all time, ThoughtCo.
The "most-hated Christmastime recording" is a rendition of "Jingle Bells" by Carl Weissmann's Singing Dogs , a revolutionary novelty song originally released in , and re-released as an edited version in While the ASCAP list is relatively popular in the UK and Ireland, it remains largely overshadowed by a collection of chart hits recorded in a bid to be crowned the UK Christmas number one single during the s and s. The single " Fairytale of New York " by The Pogues , a rock band from London, is regularly voted the British public's favourite ever Christmas song, and it is also the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century in the UK.
The best Christmas song "to get adults and children in the festive spirit for the party season in " was judged by the Daily Mirror to be "Fairytale of New York". Both score well ahead of all others on the list of top twenty Christmas songs in the U. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the "Christmas number one"—reaching the top spot on either the UK Singles Chart , the Irish Singles Chart , or occasionally both, on the edition preceding Christmas—is a cultural phenomenon, and is considered a major achievement.
The Christmas number one, and to a lesser extent, the runner-up at number two , receives a great deal of publicity. In recent years, social media campaigns have been used to try and encourage sales of specific songs so that they could reach number one.
Though some of these songs do tend to develop an association with Christmas or the holiday season, such an association tends to be much shorter-lived than the more traditionally themed Christmas songs such as " I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday ", " Mistletoe and Wine " and " Merry Christmas Everyone ", and the songs may have nothing to do with Christmas or even winter.
At the turn of the 21st century, songs associated with reality shows became a frequent source of Christmas number ones in the UK.
The "rival" groups produced by the series—the girl group Girls Aloud and the boy band One True Voice —finished first and second respectively on the charts. The X Factor also typically concludes in December; the winner's debut single earned the Christmas number one in at least one of the two countries every year from to , and in both countries in five of those ten years. Each year since has seen protest campaigns to outsell the X Factor single which benefits from precisely-timed release and corresponding media buzz and prevent it from reaching number one.
In , as the result of a campaign intended to counter the phenomenon, Rage Against the Machine 's single " Killing in the Name " reached number one in the UK instead of that year's X Factor winner, Joe McElderry.
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