Wednesday, June 23

Holiday Titles Make Up Nine of Streaming Songs Top 10 for the First Time – Billboard

Holiday song dominance comes early this year; despite already setting the all-time top 10 record for the chart, the latest list covers the tracking period of Dec. 4-10, with Dec. 25 contained as part of the Streaming Songs tally dated Jan. 9, 2021, this year — three chart refreshes away.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” reigns for a seventh total week on Streaming Songs with 31.4 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It’s followed by Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at 29.2 million streams. The only non-seasonal song in Streaming Songs’ top 10? Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti,” with 19.8 million streams, at No. 6.

The Dec. 19-dated Streaming Songs list sees 29 holiday songs in all, one of which is a debut: Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” at No. 44 (11 million streams). The all-time record on the 50-position list, 31, is likely to be beaten before the end of the holiday season; that mark was also set on the Jan. 5, 2019, ranking and equaled a year later (Jan. 4, 2020).

Meanwhile, with 29 concurrent holiday songs on the Billboard Hot 100 (which ranks the most popular songs of the week by blending streaming, sales and airplay data), the Dec. 19-dated charts has the most concurrently charting holiday titles  in its history.

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