Holiday Songs are Topping the Album Charts

Mariah Carey at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in 2017. Photo by Katch/REX/Shutterstock (8433602f)

It comes as no surprise that in mid-December the charts are filled with holiday songs. But, this year it happened more than ever with many of the Top 10 spots went to holiday albums.

Shawn Mendes’ Wonder debuted at No. 1 on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart and Taylor Swift’s Folkore came in at a close second. Michael Buble’s Christmas was the week’s biggest holiday album, landing the No. 3 spot. Buble was followed by Bad Bunny, Ariana Grande, and Pop Smoke. The last spots in the Top 10 went to Carrie Underwood’s My Gift, Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, and Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The same pattern happened on the Top 100 Songs chart with Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock”, Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad,” Wham!’s “Last Christmas”, and the Ronettes’ “Sleigh Ride” taking home the top spots. 

The only non-seasonal song to make the Top 10 was Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti”.