Holiday Tunes

The 30 most popular holiday songs of the past 50 years

The 30 most popular holiday songs of the past 50 years

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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) has released a list of the top 30 most-played holiday songs of the last 50 years.  Frisco Square/Facebook

It's the holiday season, and that means decorating, spending time with family, gift giving, and listening to seasonal tunes. 

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) has released a list of the top 30 most-played holiday songs of the last 50 years. 

Coming in at No. 1 is "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," written by songwriters Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie and copyrighted in 1934. It was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November of the same year. 

It became an instant hit, and has been performed by dozens of singers, including Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and Justin Bieber. 

Here's a rundown of the top 10 most-played songs: 

1. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
2. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
3. "Winter Wonderland"
4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
5. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)"

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