Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ Is No Longer The Most Played Festive Tune Of all Time 4 years ago

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ Is No Longer The Most Played Festive Tune Of all Time

It might be the song to close every night out over the festive period, but it seems Mariah Carey’s iconic hit is no longer the most played song over Christmas.

While you probably know every word of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ (and miss the high note every time), it’s no longer the song you’re most likely to hear when out and about or shopping for last minute presents.

According to Paste Magazine,  the PlayNetwork company that creates playlists for more than 400 stores, argues that consumers are more likely to hear a cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ from The Shins over the 1994 classic.

The 20 most popular holiday songs according to PlayNetwork are:

1.Shins “Wonderful Christmastime”

2.Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
3.Christina Aguilera “Christmas Time”
4.Waitresses “Christmas Wrapping”
5.Jack Johnson “Someday At Christmas”
6.Kelly Clarkson “Underneath The Tree”

7.Michael Buble “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
8.Bing Crosby “White Christmas”
9.Train “What Christmas Means To Me”
10.Ella Fitzgerald “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
11.Coldplay “Christmas Lights”
12.Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad”

13.Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “White Christmas”
14.Vince Guaraldi Trio “Christmas Time Is Here”
15.Sam Smith “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
16.Pentatonix “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
17.Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime”
18.She & Him “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

19.Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”
20.Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”