Saturday, December 25, 2004

The hit parade

The most played songs on my iPod since the 17th of December:

  1. We Three Kings, The Roches: 8 times

  2. Christmas Time Is Here, Vince Guaraldi Trio: 7 times

  3. Happy New Year, ABBA: 7 times

  4. 2000 Miles, The Pretenders: 7 times

  5. Christmas Night in Harlem, Louis Armstrong, & The Commanders: 7 times

  6. The Holly And The Ivy, The Roches: 6 times

  7. Father Christmas, The Kinks: 6 times

  8. Baby, It's Cold Outside, Dean Martin: 6 times

  9. Carol of the Bells, Mr. Mackey: 6 times

  10. Happy Holidays, Peggy Lee: 6 times

  11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan: 6 times

  12. Angels We Have Heard On High, The Roches: 5 times

  13. Winter Wonderland, The Roches: 5 times

  14. I Believe in Father Christmas, Emerson, Lake & Palmer: 5 times

  15. For Unto Us A Child Is Born, The Roches: 5 times

  16. Christmas Passing Through, The Roches: 5 times

  17. Sleigh Ride, The Roches: 5 times

  18. Frosty The Snowman, The Roches: 5 times

  19. My Favorite Things, Dionne Warwick: 5 times

  20. Star Of Wonder, The Roches: 5 times

  21. Fairytale of New York, The Pogues: 5 times

  22. Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down, Untamed Youth: 5 times

  23. Christmas All Over Again, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: 5 times

  24. Jingle Bells, Dean Martin: 5 times

  25. We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo, Big John Greer: 5 times

  26. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?, Ella Fitzgerald: 5 times

  27. Trepack, Modern Mandolin Quartet: 5 times

  28. What Christmas Means to Me, Stevie Wonder: 5 times

  29. Happy Xmas, John Lennon: 4 times

  30. Here We Come A Carolling, The Roches: 4 times

  31. Deck The Halls, The Roches: 4 times

  32. Little Drummer Boy, The, The Roches: 4 times

  33. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Johnny Mathis: 4 times

  34. Away In A Manger, The Roches: 4 times

  35. Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, The Roches: 4 times

  36. Christmas Travel Log, Unknown: 4 times

  37. Bringing in a Brand New Year, Charles Brown: 4 times

  38. Do You Hear What I Hear?, The Roches: 4 times

  39. In The Bleak Mid-Winter, Shawn Colvin: 4 times

  40. Joy To The World, The Roches: 4 times

  41. Christmas in Hollis, Run-D.M.C.: 4 times

Everything on this week’s list falls under the heading of “Holiday Music”, and almost every song is a Christmas song. To me, the Roches recorded the best Christmas album ever: We Three Kings. And this week’s number one tune is the title tune from that album, which features a beautiful arrangement to match the beautiful voices of the Roches.

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