It’s the most beautiful time of the year and we at theboxshowafrica have decided to run through the biggest christmas songs of all time (according to us).
No. 4. Do they Know it’s Christmas band aid
The song was originally recorded on the 25th of November, 1984 and was released in the same year. It was produced by: Midge Ure and Trevor Horn. The song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1984 and aided by considerable publicity it entered the UK Singles Chart at number one and stayed there for five weeks, becoming the Christmas number one of 1984. The record became the fastest selling single in UK chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone and passing three million sales on the last day of 1984.
No. 3. Jingle bell rock – Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock” is an American popular Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957. It has received frequent airplay in the United States during every Christmas season since then. “Jingle Bell Rock” was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal (1900–1967) and James Ross Boothe (1917–1976). Helms’ original version charted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Most Played C&W by Jockeys chart, a predecessor to the Hot Country Songs chart. It also crossed to the pop charts, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart, and at No. 11 on Cashbox magazine’s Top 60 on the week ending January 11, 1958.
No. 2. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a popular Christmas song written in triple time in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album. However, the song was not released as a promotional single by Williams’ record label (Columbia Records) that year, as they instead opted to promote his cover of “White Christmas” as the official promo single from the album.
No. 1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
The song is a Christmas song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. She co-wrote and co-produced it with Walter Afanasieff for her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas (1994). Columbia Records released it as the lead single from the album on October 28, 1994. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” received critical acclaim, with The New Yorker calling it “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”. It is Carey’s biggest international success, reaching number one in countries including Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. In 2019, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after its original release, thus breaking several records, including the longest trip to number one. The following year, it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom for the first time, becoming Carey’s first number one in the UK in 20 years. With an estimated sales of over 16 million copies, it is the bestselling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the best-selling singles of all time. By 2017, it had reportedly earned $60 million in royalties