This page shows the best-selling Christmas singles in the United States. It includes artists from around the world, but it only reflects sales in the United States of America. Prior to March 1, , the only means of tracking sales figures for record albums and singles in the United States was via the certification system of the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA , based specifically on shipments less potential returns on a long-term basis. From March 1, , through the present day, the Nielsen SoundScan tracking system has been more widely used to accurately track sales of record albums and singles at the point of sale POS based on inventory bar code scans, as well as digital music download sales starting in
‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby
Music is an essential part of any Christmas party, but have you noticed how many festive chart-toppers barely even mention a snowflake or a bauble, let alone Santa himself and his strange habit of plunging down your chimney? Only twelve Official Christmas Number 1s have acknowledged the festive season; the rest are just the tunes people happened to love the most as the year came to an end. Because there's more to Christmas than jingle bells, so we count down the biggest selling chart-topping hits associated with the most wonderful time of the year. The second biggest selling single of all time, Band Aid and their clanging chimes of doom first hit the top in , spawning three successful cover versions which also went to Number 1. It's the only Xmas hit to sell over 3 million units - 3. Not particularly festive, but Bohemian Rhapsody has got serious Christmas credentials, scoring the Christmas Number 1 twice with the exact same version, sixteen years apart, on its first release in and again in , following the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury. An impressive 2. See all of Queen's biggest albums and songs in their chart archive. With 2. What are the chances?
29.) The Christmas Waltz – Harry Connick Jr.
Every year, it's easy to get bogged down with the same Christmas songs playing over and over at parties or on the radio. Everyone has their own personal favourite that they can't go a year without, and sometimes it can get annoying when your personal favourite gets ignored in favour of the more obvious songs. By using Nielsen Music data, data which reports information of sales, and also tracks digital sales - all the way back since , a list was compiled of the 10 biggest selling and most downloaded songs of the last 13 years. Ever wanted to do stunts for a living? The top 10 biggest selling Christmas songs have been revealed. Rebecca Keane. It's less than a month until the biggest day of the year. The list goes as follows:
Every band or vocalist worth their recording contract eventually releases a Christmas album. But figuring out which particular Christmas songs are the best sellers is pretty tricky, especially with so many covers out there. Even worse, a lot of Christmas songs were written before anyone kept or had the means to keep comprehensive sales records. Are you one who puts your favorite Christmas song on repeat every day in December? The song was also used in a popular Coke commercial featuring a moment of Christmas cheer between animated polar bears and penguins. The premise of the song is that he appreciates the simple things that come with Christmas; the things that most people tend to pass over for the gifts and secularity of the holiday. He is also thankful for the love which is in his life at this special time of year.