Best Testing Christmas Songs for 2009

November 18, 2009 in General | Comments (0)

Tis the season for Pinnacle Media’s best testing Christmas songs for 2009. Once again this year, Pinnacle Media Worldwide tested the top 30 most-played holiday songs according to Nielsen BDS in 9 American formats. Radio listeners were invited to rate the songs through Pinnacle Media’s popular OnlineTRACKERâ„¢ music research platform. Listeners were recruited through Radio Music Survey.com and completed the survey from 10 November – 15 November 2009.

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Adult Alternative

Title Artist
Raw Score
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) John Lennon
80.00
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
72.07
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
70.41
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Bruce Springsteen
69.26
Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
66.78
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
66.12
Winter Wonderland Eurythmics
66.12
Please Come Home For Christmas Eagles
63.97
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Pretenders
63.80
Last Christmas Jimmy Eat World
63.80
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2
61.65
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Coldplay
60.99
Jingle Bells Brian Setzer Orchestra
60.17
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Jack Johnson
59.67
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus John Mellencamp
59.34
Christmas All Over Again Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker
57.19
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Barenaked Ladies
56.86
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) Maroon 5
56.53
2000 Miles Pretenders
54.55
Merry Christmas Baby Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
54.21
Santa Baby Everclear
53.06
I Saw Three Ships Sting
51.40
Blue Christmas Sheryl Crow
51.07
Feliz Navidad Los Lonely Boys
50.58
Father Christmas Kinks
50.41
Someday At Christmas Jack Johnson
49.59
Christmas Wrapping Waitresses
49.26
2000 Miles Coldplay
48.10
I Believe In Father Christmas Emerson Lake & Palmer
47.93
Christmas Song Dave Matthews Band
43.64

Modern Rock

Title Artist
Raw Score
The Chanukah Song Adam Sandler
72.00
Last Christmas Jimmy Eat World
70.06
The Chanukah Song Part II Adam Sandler
68.34
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2
64.57
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Coldplay
64.11
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas Blink-182
62.06
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Weezer
61.94
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Jack Johnson
61.14
You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch Whirling Dervishes
61.14
Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
60.57
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Fall Out Boy
55.66
Oh Holy Night Eric Cartman
55.31
O Holy Night Weezer
54.17
Merry Christmas Ramones
53.49
Someday At Christmas Pearl Jam
53.26
All I Want For Christmas Is You My Chemical Romance
53.03
Christmastime Smashing Pumpkins
52.80
Christmas In Hollis Run-D.M.C.
51.54
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Death Cab For Cutie
50.51
Noel! Noel! Eve 6
50.40
Kidnap The Sandy Claws Korn
50.29
Don’t Shoot Me Santa Killers
49.26
Alone This Holiday Used
48.91
Back Door Santa Jet
48.23
Christmas Wrapping Waitresses
47.89
A Great Big Sled Killers
46.06
Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time) Pearl Jam
45.71
Silent Night Bad Religion
43.89
Run Rudolph Run Lemmy Kilmister Billy
43.43
Blue Christmas Collective Soul
42.40

Adult Contemporary

Title Artist
Raw Score
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Andy Williams
79.53
White Christmas Bing Crosby
79.41
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
78.82
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
76.80
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
76.21
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
76.09
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
75.50
Last Christmas Wham!
74.08
O Holy Night Josh Groban
73.85
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) John Lennon
73.73
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
71.72
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
71.60
The Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
71.01
Winter Wonderland Eurythmics
70.65
Winter Wonderland Amy Grant
70.65
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
70.41
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
70.30
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Johnny Mathis
70.30
Jingle Bell Rock Daryl Hall & John Oates
70.06
Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season Andy Williams
68.40
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Bruce Springsteen
67.93
Do You Hear What I Hear? Vanessa Williams
67.57
Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid
66.98
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas James Taylor
66.98
Little Saint Nick Beach Boys
66.04
Please Come Home For Christmas Eagles
63.91
Christmas Canon Trans-Siberian Orchestra
62.72
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
62.49
Merry Christmas Darling Carpenters
62.13
Step Into Christmas Elton John
56.33

Adult Top 40

Title Artist
Raw Score
White Christmas Bing Crosby
79.78
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Andy Williams
78.48
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
78.26
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
78.04
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) John Lennon
77.83
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
75.00
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
74.78
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
74.57
Last Christmas Wham!
73.26
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
73.04
Sleigh Ride Ronettes
71.74
Jingle Bell Rock Daryl Hall & John Oates
71.52
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
69.78
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Johnny Mathis
69.35
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
68.91
Winter Wonderland Eurythmics
67.39
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Bruce Springsteen
67.39
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
66.52
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
66.30
Little Saint Nick Beach Boys
65.22
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
64.13
Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid
64.13
Please Come Home For Christmas Eagles
63.26
Please Come Home For Christmas Jon Bon Jovi
61.52
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus John Mellencamp
60.87
Step Into Christmas Elton John
59.35
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2
56.74
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Barenaked Ladies
53.91
The 12 Days Of Christmas Straight No Chaser
51.74
Christmas Wrapping Waitresses
50.65

Mainstream Top 40

Title Artist
Raw Score
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
82.82
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
82.11
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
82.11
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
79.30
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
77.46
Jingle Bell Rock Daryl Hall & John Oates
76.90
Last Christmas Wham!
76.76
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) John Lennon
76.20
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
75.77
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
72.96
Winter Wonderland Eurythmics
71.97
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
71.55
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Bruce Springsteen
70.28
The Chanukah Song Adam Sandler
66.34
Please Come Home For Christmas Eagles
65.92
Santa Baby Madonna
64.93
Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer Elmo & Patsy
64.37
The Christmas Song Christina Aguilera
63.24
Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays N Sync
62.11
The Chanukah Song Part II Adam Sandler
61.97
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus John Mellencamp
60.99
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2
60.42
Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid
59.86
Step Into Christmas Elton John
58.45
Twelve Pains Of Christmas Bob Rivers
58.17
The Christmas Shoes NewSong
56.76
This Gift 98 Degrees
55.77
My Only Wish (This Year) Britney Spears
54.08
Christmas In Hollis Run-D.M.C.
46.20
This Christmas Chris Brown
43.10

Hip Hop / R&B

Title Artist
Raw Score
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Jackson 5
77.17
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
74.16
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jackson 5
73.63
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Keyshia Cole
66.90
8 Days Of Christmas Destiny’s Child
64.78
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Temptations
62.65
Do You Hear What I Hear Whitney Houston
62.48
Silent Night Temptations
62.30
Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder
62.30
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting
On An Open Fire)
Toni Braxton
61.59
Someday At Christmas Mary J. Blige
61.24
Silver Bells A Few Good Men
60.18
Every Year Every Christmas Luther Vandross
58.94
This Christmas Whispers
58.41
Sleigh Ride TLC
58.05
This Christmas Chris Brown
57.88
Little Drummer Girl Alicia Keys
57.88
This Christmas Donny Hathaway
57.52
Christmas In Hollis Run-D.M.C.
55.58
Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown
54.16
This Christmas Dru Hill
53.63
Christmas Rappin’ Kurtis Blow
53.10
Santa Baby Rev Run & The Christmas All Stars Feat. Various
Artists
51.50
Ludacrismas Ludacris
49.91
Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto James Brown
49.73
Happy Holidays Whispers
49.20
Give Love On Christmas Day Johnny Gill
49.03
Whad Do The Lonely Do At Christmas Emotions
48.32
What You Want For Christmas Quad City Family
47.79
Christmas Ain’t Christmas. New Years Ain’t
New Years
O’Jays
47.61

Country

Title Artist
Raw Score
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
87.98
Do You Hear What I Hear Carrie Underwood
83.58
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
83.24
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
82.89
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
81.50
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
81.50
Where Are You Christmas? Faith Hill
80.46
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
78.73
Jingle Bell Rock Rascal Flatts
78.38
Last Christmas Taylor Swift
77.69
The Christmas Shoes NewSong
77.57
All I Want For Christmas Is You Vince Vance & The Valiant
75.49
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Alan Jackson
75.26
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Garth Brooks
74.45
A Holly Jolly Christmas Alan Jackson
74.10
Let It Be Christmas Alan Jackson
73.29
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow Ricochet
73.29
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Garth Brooks
72.72
Santa Baby Kellie Pickler
71.79
Hard Candy Christmas Dolly Parton
71.68
Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas Jeff Foxworthy
71.45
All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good
Tan
Kenny Chesney
69.71
Christmas In Dixie Alabama
68.79
I Only Want You For Christmas Alan Jackson
67.05
Christmas Cookies George Strait
65.66
Put A Little Holiday In Your Heart LeAnn Rimes
63.58
Leroy The Redneck Reindeer Joe Diffie
61.04
Til Santa’s Gone (Milk And Cookies) Clint Black
60.58
Christmas Carol Skip Ewing
60.46
Merry Christmas From The Family Montgomery Gentry
59.77

Top 40/Dance

Title Artist
Raw Score
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
81.67
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
81.19
Last Christmas Wham!
77.14
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
73.10
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) Chipmunks
71.67
Last Christmas Cascada
70.36
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
68.81
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Bruce Springsteen
68.69
Winter Wonderland Eurythmics
67.98
Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney
66.90
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Kenny G
65.48
Winter Wonderland Tony Bennett
64.88
Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid
61.31
All I Want For Christmas Is You Evelyn Demille
60.24
The Christmas Song Luther Vandross
59.29
Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer Elmo & Patsy
59.05
The Chanukah Song Part II Adam Sandler
58.81
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Reina
56.67
Silent Night Elijah King
54.64
The Chanukah Song Part III Adam Sandler Feat. The Drei-Dels & Rob Schneider
54.40
This Christmas Joe
54.17
Twelve Pains Of Christmas Bob Rivers
50.60
Christmas In Hollis Run-D.M.C.
48.21
Carol Of The Bells Dj Demonixx
46.67
This Christmas Chris Brown
46.19
Christmas Wrapping Waitresses
46.07
The 12 Days Of A Guido Christmas Ha Ya Doin’ Boys
44.76
Dominick The Donkey (The Italian Christmas
Donkey)
Lou Monte
39.88
Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Where Is Santa
Claus?)
Augie Rios
37.26
Kidnap The Sandy Claws She Wants Revenge
36.43

Smooth Jazz

Title Artist
Raw Score
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
88.92
Sleigh Ride Harry Connick. Jr.
85.78
The Christmas Song Luther Vandross
82.65
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow Kenny G
82.41
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
81.93
Do You Hear What I Hear? Vanessa Williams
81.69
Winter Wonderland Kenny G
81.45
Silver Bells Kenny G
80.96
Charlie Brown Christmas Norman Brown
80.72
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Russ Freeman
78.80
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Brian McKnight
78.55
Silver Bells Brian McKnight
78.07
The Christmas Song Al Jarreau
77.11
Carol Of The Bells Steve Oliver
76.63
Winter Wonderland Al Jarreau
76.39
Winter Wonderland Babyface
76.39
Merry Christmas Darling Vanessa Williams
75.42
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Babyface
75.18
Joy To The World Jim Brickman
75.18
Please Come Home For Christmas Aaron Neville
74.94
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow Aaron Neville
74.70
Christmas Time Is Here Patti Austin
74.46
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Diana Krall
74.46
Winter Wonderland Spyro Gyra
73.49
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Chris Botti
73.01
Sleigh Ride Boney James
72.29
Here Comes Santa Claus Jeff Golub
70.36
This Christmas Brian Culbertson
69.64
Skating Boney James
68.67
It’s Feeling Like Christmas Joyce Cooling
67.71


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