The Top Three Most-Streamed Christmas Songs Of All Time Don’t Actually Mention Christmas

The Top Three Most-Streamed Christmas Songs Of All Time Don't Actually Mention Christmas

There are just six holiday-themed songs among the top 40 tracks on the Official Charts Company list.

The most streamed UK Christmas number one of all time is Ed Sheeran‘s smash hit Perfect.

The song beat out opposition from international heavyweights like Whitney Houston and Queen to take the top spot during the 2017 holiday season.

The Official Charts Company compiled a top 40 list of the most streamed Christmas number ones since it started keeping track in 1952 for BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds to ring in the holiday season.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, which has only ever achieved Christmas number one status twice (first in 1975 and then again in 1991 following Freddie Mercury’s passing), came in second.

The top three songs on the list, including Clean Bandit’s Rockabye, have nothing to do with Christmas.

The song Merry Christmas by Shakin’ Stevens Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas came in at number five, followed by Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody at number six.

The Human League’s Don’t You Want Me, Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, and Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name are among the non-holiday songs that make up the rest of the top 10.

However, Boney M’s Mary’s Boy Child does come in at number ten.

There have been more than 2.25 billion audio plays of the top 40 songs according to The Official Charts, even though only six of them explicitly reference Christmas in their lyrics.

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