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You likely have heard “Rudolph” and “Jingle Bell Rock” hundreds of times already this year – if not thousands.

Holiday melodies are playing in shopping malls, elevators and doctor’s offices. It’s the season of holiday music, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has comprised a list of the most played holiday music thus far this season.

Each year radio stations start playing holiday music earlier and earlier, so the following list is the results of what has been played the most from Oct. 1 to Nov. 28, ASCAP reported. Results were tabulated using Mediaguide from over 2,500 radio stations.

Although there are many versions of each song, ASCAP also included the most popular recording of the song, as well as who wrote it. The association also notes that each song was written by someone who was a member of ASCAP.

1. ” Sleigh Ride” was the most played song, getting air time 64,317 times. It was written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish, and the most popular version is the one sung by Leroy Anderson.

2. ” Winter Wonderland” was played 54,741 times and was written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith. The most popular version played is the one performed by Eurythmics.

3. ” The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” performed by Nat King Cole was played 50,796 times and was written by Mel Tormé, Robert Wells.

4. ” Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne was played 49,509 times and came in at number four. And like the previous three popular versions, the classic version was the most played. This one sung by Dean Martin.

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article courtesy of Newsnet5.com

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