37 Min Released Dec 16, 2016

51. Dreaming Of A White Christmas

White Christmas holds the Guinness World Record for most singles sold and has been covered over 500 times. Pop stars from Elvis to Ella have recorded it, with interpretations from doo-wop to country to punk rock. With new covers each year, it seems listeners have not grown tired of this Tin Pan Alley chestnut. We use our scientific formula for holiday hit success to break down what makes this song so timeless.

Featuring* Bing Crosby - White Christmas

  • The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here
  • Whitney Houston - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jackson 5 - Santa Clause Is Coming to Town
  • The Beatles - In My Life
  • Frank Sinatra - White Christmas
  • Kenny G - White Christmas
  • Nashville Cast - White Christmas
  • Lady Gaga - White Christmas
  • The Drifters - White Christmas
  • Elvis - White Christmas
  • Ella Fitzgerald - White Christmas
  • Beach Boys - White Christmas
  • Dean Martin - White Christmas
  • Katy Perry - White Christmas
  • Kelly Clarkson - White Christmas
  • Rascal Flatts - White Christmas
  • Michael Bolton - White Christmas
  • Michael Bublé and Shania Twain - White Christmas Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Deck the Hall, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Angels We Have Heard by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?collection=004&page=1Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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