December looks to be a battle between old Christmas songs and new pop songs.
Wham!'s "Last Christmas" spends good amount of time in the top 10, even making it up to number 2. However, it never quite has enough streams to pass Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You". Mariah Carey's Christmas staple spends quite a few days as the number 1 song throughout December.
Some other older Christmas songs that make the top 10, especially in the days leading up to December 25th are:
- Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
- Bobby Helm's "Jingle Bell Rock"
- Michael Bublé's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas"
- Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
In fact on Christmas day, the entire top 10 is made up of Christmas songs.
There were no huge album releases that took over the top 10 like we saw in November with Adele and Taylor Swift. Adele's "Easy On Me" did continue to hold the top spot for the first few days of December though.
December ended with The Kid LAROI's "Stay (with Justin Bieber)" in the number 1 position; followed by Elton John, Dua Lipa, & PNAU's "Cold Heart" in a tight race with GAYLE's "abcdefu" for the number 2 spot.
Now let's see what interesting streaming patterns the top 10 holds for us in 2022. Happy New Year!