Spotify has revealed their most streamed Christmas songs worldwide and there are some surprises on the list.
Topping things off is Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. Mariah's festive classic, which recently matched its chart peak from 1994 by hitting Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart, was, in fact, the most popular song in every country apart from Denmark and Iceland.
Chasing Mariah's tail is Wham! with Last Christmas, a song that currently holds the record for the biggest selling Number 2 single EVER on the Official Singles Chart. As the race for Christmas Number 1 hots up, a social media campaign has been launched in a bid to finally get the song to the top spot.
Rounding out the top three of Spotify's list is Christmas crooner Michael Bublé with his version of It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Interestingly, new holiday outings by Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have also proved popular on Spotify, with Justin's Misletoe and Ariana's Santa Tell Me making up the rest of the top five most streamed songs.
Due to Mariah Carey's ubiquity around the world, Spotify also decided to play around and share which Christmas songs were most distinctive to each country.
In the United Kingdom, it seems that we have a preferencce for Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans' Here Comes Santa Claus, taken from Phil Spector's holiday album A Christmas Gift For You. In fact, the UK came seventh in terms of which country listens to the most Christmas music, with Iceland leading the way when it comes to festive cheer.
Using their demographics, Spotify also found that older music fans were more likely to listen to Christmas music than younger fans, and they also broke down which track each age group favours. See the list below.
13-17: Why Don’t We – Hey Good Lookin
18-24: Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
25-29: DMX – Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
30-34: The Drifters – White Christmas
35-39: Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
40-44: Sarah McLachlan – Wintersong
45-54: Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? – 1984 Version
55-64: Joy Williams – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
65+: Elvis Presley – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
See Spotify's more streamed Christmas song worldwide below.
1. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
2. Wham! – Last Christmas
3. Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
5. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
6. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
7. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984 Version)
8. The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
9. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
10. Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
11. Michael Bublé – White Christmas (Duet With Shania Twain)
12. Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
13. Michael Bublé – All I Want For Christmas Is You
14. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
15. José Feliciano – Feliz Navidad
16. Michael Bublé – Holly Jolly Christmas
17. Coldplay – Christmas Lights
18. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
19. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
20. Michael Bublé – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
MORE: See every Christmas Number 1 EVER below and listen to our playlist on Spotify