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Music Reports Identifies Top 30 Most-Recorded Holiday Songs Using Songdex Registry

Music Reports Identifies Top 30 Most-Recorded Holiday Songs Using Songdex Registry

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) As holiday songs increasingly fill the airwaves and our eardrums, Music Reports, the world's most advanced rights administration platform, has compiled a list of the 30 most recorded holiday songs. Songdex, the largest database of music rights in the world, contains records of both musical compositions and the recorded versions of those compositions, allowing the company to identify here the all-time most recorded holiday songs.

Sentimental holiday favorite "Silent Night" tops the list with 137,315 recorded versions, followed by chestnuts "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "The Christmas Song" and "Winter Wonderland" filling out the top five. Impressively, Mariah Carey's (and Walter Afanasieff's) more modern classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" rounds out the list, with 13,419 recorded versions just since the song's debut in 1994 - a feat rivaled only by "Last Christmas," written by George Michael, with 17,806 versions recorded since 1984.

"With the holidays just round the corner, we thought it was a fun opportunity to showcase the depth of the Songdex registry," said Bill Colitre, Vice President and General Counsel of Music Reports, Inc. "In addition to identifying all of the different recordings of beloved songs, Songdex provides detailed, relational access to song splits and writer collaborations, performance rights affiliations, publisher and label contact information, and much more."

Full list (as of November 30, 2017):
"Silent Night" (137,315)
"Jingle Bells" (89,681)
"The Christmas Song" (80,064)
"Winter Wonderland" (70,471)
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (68,669)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (65,377)
"Joy To The World" (59,767)
"I'll Be Home For Christmas" (56,552)
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (54,446)
"Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (49,384)
"Silver Bells" (48,440)
"Blue Christmas" (42,375)
"The Little Drummer Boy" (37,150)
"Frosty The Snowman" (36,867)
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (34,907)
"Sleigh Ride" (29,148)
"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (28,758)
"Baby It's Cold Outside" (26,767)
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (25,112)
"It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas" (23,900)
"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (23,636)
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (22,102)
"O Little Town of Bethlehem" (20,307)
"Last Christmas" (17,806)
"My Favorite Things" (17,111)
"Do You Hear What I Hear" (14,410)
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" (13,419)

About Music Reports
Music Reports is a global technology platform for the administration of copyright transactions. Its assets include Songdex®, the world's most authoritative registry of music rights and related business information, and a rapidly customizable SaaS platform for content management and accounting. Music Reports accounts and settles payments for all music rights types in multiple territories and currencies, and builds and hosts solutions for sales data pre-processing, reporting data transformation, content catalog management, and business intelligence analytics.

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