The Most Popular Christmas Song on YouTube Should Come as a Surprise to Literally No One
YouTube released its list of the top 10 most listened to Christmas songs this season, and surprise! Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" ranks No. 1. According to the video streaming platform, the iconic bop has "seen a steady increase in views in the past couple of months," with the song spiking majorly on Nov. 1, the day after Thanksgiving, and Dec. 1, which can be the official Christmas start for some. YouTube predicts that the numbers will only go up from here — in 2017, daily global views to the video reached 10.7 million on Christmas Eve!
Behind "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel; the Frozen megahit took the second spot, followed by a handful of longtime classics and new bops from Gene Autry, Wham!, and Ariana Grande. And it appears that Pentatonix fans have been really on their game lately, as the a cappella group landed three spots on the list. Keep reading to see the songs that are giving people extra Christmas cheer this year.