Here Are The Most-Downloaded Holiday Songs Ever

Above: Holiday songs from Mariah Carey, Frozen, Justin Beiber, Faith Hill and Wham are among the most-downloaded ever
Above: Holiday songs from Mariah Carey, Frozen, Justin Beiber, Faith Hill and Wham are among the most-downloaded ever

Just in time for the holiday season, Billboard has compiled a list of the most-downloaded holiday songs in history. The top 10 list includes 13 years of sales data, compiled since Nielsen Music began tracking digital downloads back in 2003.

Of course, the most-downloaded holiday song probably won’t surprise anyone. Coming in at number one with 3.2 million downloads is Mariah Carey’s perennial favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” taken from her 1994 album Merry Christmas. Mariah Carey co-wrote the beloved track with Walter Afanasieff more than twenty years ago, and according to Billboard’s staff it “only gets more popular with each passing holiday season.”

Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” comes in at No. 2 with around 1.6 million downloads since it first debuted as part of the animated Disney hit’s original soundtrack in 2013. The song was performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez — who voice Princess Anna at various ages throughout the film.

In addition to time-tested classics like Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1 million downloads) and Puerto Rican crooner Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” (808,000 downloads), also making appearances on the list are Justin Bieber, whose 2011 Christmas tune “Mistletoe” tallies 1.1 million downloads, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” (751,000 downloads), and two classics performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Christmas Canon” (918,000 downloads) and “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)” (1.3 million downloads).

Here’s the full list of the most-downloaded holiday songs of all time.

10. “Last Christmas,” Wham! (751,000)
9. “Jingle Bell Rock,” Bobby Helms (780,000)
8. “Feliz Navidad,” Jose Feliciano (808,000)
7. “Where Are You Christmas?” Faith Hill (897,000)
6. “Christmas Canon,” Trans-Siberian Orchestra (918,000)
5. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee (1 million)
4. “Mistletoe,” Justin Bieber (1.1 million)
3. “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1.3 million)
2. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez (1.6 million)
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey (3.2 million)

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