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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' No Longer #1, The Shins Take Top Spot
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/16/15 3:51 pm | updated: 12/16/15 3:51 pm
 
After 20 years, Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' has been dethroned as the Number 1 Christmas song falling to The Shins' cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime." PlayNetwork, a company that works with 400 different brands to build targeted playlists for their stores, has compiled a list of this year's Top 20 Holiday Songs Played in Retail. Mariah Carey''s hit has topped the charts nearly every year since it's release in 1994. The Shins' remake was released in 2012. This list does seem to favor new artists performing update renditions of Christmas classics, perhaps a branding strategy preferred by retail, but there are a few staples that make the cut including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis, and Jose Feliciano.

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Top 20 Holiday Songs Played in Retail
1) The Shins “Wonderful Christmastime”
2) Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
3) Christina Aguilera “Christmas Time”
4) Waitresses “Christmas Wrapping”
5) Jack Johnson “Someday At Christmas”
6) Kelly Clarkson “Underneath The Tree”
7) Michael Buble “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
8) Bing Crosby “White Christmas”
9) Train “What Christmas Means To Me”
10) Ella Fitzgerald “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
11) Coldplay “Christmas Lights”
12) Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad”
13) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “White Christmas”
14) Vince Guaraldi Trio “Christmas Time Is Here”
15) Sam Smith “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
16) Pentatonix “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
17) Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmastime”
18) She & Him “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
19) Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”
20) Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

 
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