Skip navigation! Story from Music. Ariana, Mariah, and Wham! This week, Spotify released data on the Christmas music streaming habits of users worldwide. The Philippines are the first country to embrace the holiday, blasting holiday tunes as early as September 9. It seems that other countries wait a bit longer; Estonia and Iceland are next, turning up the music in October. Christmas songs are hugely popular around the globe, with 21 million Christmas-specific playlists on Spotify. Growing up, the church told Lil Nas X that being gay would send him straight to Hell — so the singer figured, why not zip up his thigh-high stilettos and. Listening to the music of Mare Advertencia Lirika is a visceral experience that evokes movement in the mind, heart, and body. The Chilena from New York is set on making it on her own — key to her success is that she does it in two languages, without sounding cringe.
Putting together the perfect Christmas playlist is one of the most important tasks of the holiday season. Sure, you've got to shop for gifts , decorate the house , and maybe host a holiday get-together — but the only way to make those activities as festive as possible is by playing a fabulous Christmas soundtrack in the background. For every playlist, you need an assortment of old and new, cheerful and chill. These modern Christmas songs include upbeat hits that'll get everyone dancing to chill ballads you'll want to listen to with a cup of cocoa by the fire. We know there's something for everyone's musical taste, whether you prefer a classic cover or love to listen to new holiday hits. Just sit back, relax preferable with some Christmas candies , and let these tunes put you in the holiday spirit. Is it possible for a song to be an instant classic? In , Ariana Grande released this holiday single, explaining that it's "sort of about being fed up with Santa because he doesn't necessarily pull through all the time. Nick not to have her fall in love if the guy won't be in her life the next Christmas. Twenty-five years after its release, Mariah Carey's ultimate holiday bop is still the go-to tune to get any party started.
Why listen to something from when we could just loop Mariah Carey for two months straight? But with artists like Tyler the Creator, John Legend, and even RuPaul coming in to offer something fresh, it might be time to update those Christmas playlists with some of our best and brightest picks below. Calling on Tyler for the Dr. And while Sufjan is king of a good sad song, the track does ever so slightly lean into the cheery side of the holidays as he croons of pretending his seasonal sadness is gone just for Christmas Day. This is the track to play at the holiday party to get people moving after the post-Christmas-ham slump, or maybe to simply startle your more conservative side of the family. A Legendary Christmas opens not with a cover, but more like a remix, to a holiday classic. Ingrid Michaelson takes one of the most delicate songs of the holiday season, and absolutely nails it. With a reverberating string section and some incredibly crisp vocals, her version of the classic sounds full and chilling and sweet, just the way it should. The country music icon flexes her pop capability on this track as she shows off the soprano vocal range that made her famous. Plus, this one comes with a music video with some very cute home-style footage from Blacc himself.
Subscriber Account active since. The red and green decorations go up, hot chocolate is a preferred drink, and festive music plays in every possible store. Keep reading to find out which Christmas songs are the top-streamed in the US and globally, according to digital music service Spotify. Listen to the vocal version of the song here. In the US, Presley's '60s track "Blue Christmas" is a favorite for the holidays and appears on the singer's holiday album. Listen to the song here. Around the world, people play Frank Sinatra's song about being "nice and warm" with "h is gal by his side.
Listen to the track here. Listen to "A Holly Jolly Christmas" here. John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote the peacetime song amid the Vietnam War, and it went on to become a global success.
Listen to "White Christmas" here. Listen to "Do they Know It's Christmas? In the US and around the world, people love listening to the legendary artist sing about " parties for hosting" and "m arshmallows for toasting. Listeners around the globe opt for Helms' cheery "Jingle Bell Rock" to add to the holiday spirit.
Fans around the world can't help but bop along to Lee's upbeat holiday song, which first gained traction in the late '50s and early '60s. The duo's popular track combines two themes, heartbreak and the holidays.
Listen to "Last Christmas" here. Carey's song remains a staple on all holiday playlists, globally and in the US. During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," the artist explained that she wrote the song "just out of love for Christmas and really loving Christmas music. Insider logo The word "Insider". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.
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Pinterest Link icon An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. Copy Link. People around the world eagerly anticipate the holidays each year. Let It Snow!