ASCAP Names Top 25 Holiday Songs
ASCAP – the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers – has produced a list of the 25 most-performed winter holiday songs of the 21st century. The list is led by one of the oldest songs, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934. The “newest” song on the list is Paul McCartney‘s Having a Wonderful Christmastime, which made its debut in 1979. The #2 song on the list, Mel Torme’s The Christmas Song, is number one in Jim Blum’s Ornaments and Icing series, featuring versions by Dee Carstensen, Livingston Taylor, and Josh White, Jr. Find more information on Ornaments and Icing: Songs and Stories of the Holidays through the links at the top of this page.