Move Over Mariah, Research Has Revealed A New Most Played Christmas Song

All I want for Christmas is... tunes?

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We're all far too familiar with Mariah's warbling on 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', so much so that the song even features prominently in one of our favourite Christmas movies, Love Actually

It's played on the radio, and in shops and generally if you enter a night club from mid-November onwards, you're forced to listen to it at least once at some stage throughout the course of the night.

According to PlayNetwork, Mariah's Christmas hit has been the most over-played Christmas song since its release back in 1994. That's 20 years at the top (or would we say bottom?!).

However, this year the tiara has been snatched from Mariah by none other than The Shins, via Paul McCartney. Their cover of 'Wonderful Christmastime' has somehow snuck in at first place. 

Give it a listen, it's a worthy replacement methinks!

Here is the full list of songs you're likely to hear out and about this Christmas, compiled by PlayNetwork:

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)”

Hope you're ok, hun.

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Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.