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BuzzJack Music Forum _ UK Charts _ Christmas Sales vs Christmas Streaming

Posted by: Popchartfreak Dec 20 2020, 01:02 PM

OK I've been wanting to list what people are buying vs what streaming companies are playing. My conclusion? Streaming companies are favouring ancient Xmas songs and their own exclusives, this is most pronounced on brand new Xmas songs where Jess Glynne is top 10 on streaming and Beverley Knight nowhere to be seen, but on sales it's the reverse. Both are being played on radio, one is translating into sales, one isn't. Jess Glynne pops up in my Alexa "play christmas songs" requests, Beverley Knight doesn't. Alexa plays the songs that make up the more popular songs on the official charts, but not so much some of those higher up on the sales charts. The Most Popular Songs Of All-Time feature more-or less the same on both lists.

Here's the sales positions with official 100 positions in brackets for the Top 30 of each..


1 All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey (1)
2 Last Christmas - Wham! (2)
3 Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens (4)
4 Fairytale Of New York - Pogues/Kirsty MacColl (3)
5 Underneath The Tree - Kelly Clarkson (12)
6 One More Sleep - Leona Lewis (14)
7 Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea (8)
8 I Wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday - Wizzard (9)
9 Step Into Christmas - Elton John (6)
10 Feliz navidad - Jose Feliciano (24)
11 Do They Know Itís Christmas - Band Aid (5)
12 Itís Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas - Michael Buble (7)
13 Christmas Lights - Coldplay (22)
14 Rockiní Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (11)
15 Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande (10)
16 Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (13)
17 Stay Another Day - East 17 (--)
18 Keeping The Dream Alive - Freiheit (--)
19 Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie (35)
20 Sleigh Ride - Ronettes (21)
21 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms (18)
22 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John & Yoko (16)
23 Itís The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams (15)
24 Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney (17)
25 I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake (--)
26 Christmas Day - The Darkness (--)
27 Maryís Boy Child - Boney M (36)
28 A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris De Burgh (--)
29 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Jackson 5 (28)
-- Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Buble (19)
-- Mistletoe - Justin Bieber (20)
Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue (22)
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow - Dean Martin (23)
Cozy Little Christmas - Katy Perry (24)
Baby Itís Cold Outside - Idina Menzel & Michael Buble (25)
White Christmas - Bing Crosby (26)
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow - Frank Sinatra (27)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith (29)
2000 Miles - Pretenders (30)

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