John Lennon & Paul McCartney Holiday Classics Hit Hot 100 at Last, Among 20 Seasonal Songs on the Chart


Plus, debuts from Perry Como to Katy Perry.

As beforehand reported, Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 29) for a sixth week.

Plus, late legend Andy Williams ends a file hole of over 47 years between prime 10 Hot 100 hits, as "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" rises 13-10, reaching the highest 10 for the primary time after he recorded the basic carol in 1963.

"Wonderful" is certainly one of a sleighful of vacation hits, 20 in all, that seem on the most recent Hot 100, together with new singles this season by Katy Perry and Lauren Daigle that every debut.

(As beforehand famous, relating to vacation songs and their eligibility, or lack thereof, for the Hot 100 through the years, chart historian Joel Whitburn notes in his guide Christmas in the Charts: "From 1963 by way of 1972, and from 1983 by way of 1985 [with minimal exceptions], Billboard revealed a seasonal Christmas Singles chart and didn’t chart Christmas singles on the Hot 100." Per present Hot 100 guidelines, in place in recent times, older songs, together with seasonal titles, can rank within the prime 50 if experiencing important multi-metric positive aspects, and a number of vacation requirements re-enter or debut every season. Plus, streaming has helped a number of vacation songs attain new highs on the Hot 100.)

Let's run down all 20 yuletide tunes on the most recent Hot 100.

No. 7, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey (down from No. 6)
No. 10, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams (up from No. 13, new peak)
The songs make for a historic double ornament, as a number of vacation titles rank within the Hot 100's prime 10 concurrently for the primary time within the chart's 60-year historical past.

No. 11, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee (up from No. 18, new peak)
Lee's music jumps previous its prior No. 14 peak, set in 1960, its first yr on the chart (after she recorded it in 1958). It bullets at No. 12 on the Streaming Songs chart with 29.9 million U.S. streams, up 16 %, based on Nielsen Music; roars 38-28 on Radio Songs (33.three million in viewers, up 15 %); and dips 29-39 on Digital Song Sales however with a 2 % acquire to 7,000 offered.

"We reduce that, as you do most Christmas songs, within the warmth of summer time," Lee just lately recalled to Billboard of the recording session for "Tree." "I keep in mind I walked into [legendary Nashville studio] the Quonset Hut, the place I did every little thing. [Producer] Owen [Bradley] had all of it decked out like Christmas. I used to be solely 12 happening 13, in order that was a biggie to me. Everybody was dressed Christmas-y and the lights had been low. He had a Christmas tree. It was great."

No. 12, "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives (up from No. 21, new peak)
The late crooner boasts his highest Hot 100 rank since his first two entries, and sole prime 10s, in 1962: "Little Bitty Tear" (No. 9 peak, that February) and "Funny Way of Laughin' " (No. 10, that May). He locations within the prime 20 for the primary time since Aug. 25, 1962, when "Call Me Mr. In-Between" reached No. 19.

No. 13, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms (up from No. 15, new peak)

No. 17, "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," Nat King Cole (up from No. 24, new peak)
Similar to Ives, the late Cole ranks within the Hot 100's prime 20 for the primary time since November 1963, when "That Sunday, That Summer" reached No. 12. (He was not formally credited on daughter Natalie Cole's digital duet together with her father on "Unforgettable," which hit No. 14 in 1991.)

No. 27, "Last Christmas," Wham! (up from No. 31, new peak)
No. 28, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry (down from No. 27)
No. 32, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," Dean Martin (similar rank)

No. 33, "Sleigh Ride," The Ronettes (up from No. 41, new peak)
The Ronettes rating their first prime 40 Hot 100 in 54 years; "Walking within the Rain" grew to become their fifth and, till this week, most up-to-date such single, reaching No. 23 in December 1964.

No. 34, "Feliz Navidad," Jose Feliciano (up from 42, new peak)
Feliciano notches his third prime 40 Hot 100 hit and first in 50 years; "Light My Fire" and "Hi-Heel Sneakers" hits Nos. three and 25, respectively, in 1968.

No. 35, "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)," Gene Autry (up from No. 40, new peak)

No. 41, "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," Perry Como (debut)
No. 42, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters (debut)
Como, who died in 2001 at age 88, provides his 21st and 22nd Hot 100 entries. He had final appeared on the checklist together with his solely different charted vacation music: "Christmas Dream" reached No. 92 in December 1974.

No. 45, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir (debut)
John Lennon's signature seasonal music reaches the Hot 100 for the primary time, after it was first launched in 1971. It debuts at No. 45 on Streaming Songs (13.2 million, up 33 %), whereas gaining by 10 % to 16.6 million in airplay viewers.

The late Beatle seems on the Hot 100 for the primary time in over 30 years, since "Jealous Guy" (additionally with The Plastic Ono Band) reached No. 80 in fall 1988. Until this week, he final ranked increased with "Nobody Told Me," a No. 5 hit in 1984. Yoko Ono makes her first Hot 100 go to since 1981, when "Walking on a Thin Line" stepped to No. 58.

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson's remake of "Happy Xmas," that includes Sean Ono Lennon, John and Yoko's son, debuts at No. 7 on Holiday Digital Song Sales (6,000 offered).

No. 47, "Wonderful Christmastime," Paul McCartney (debut)
McCartney's 1979 carol makes its first Hot 100 look, because it debuts at No. 50 on Streaming Songs (12.1 million, up 27 %) and will increase by 13 % to 18.5 million in radio attain. McCartney provides the 47th Hot 100 entry of his solo profession (together with his work with Wings), to associate with 71 by The Beatles.

Lennon and McCartney debut solo songs on the Hot 100 concurrently for the primary time. They had final appeared on the chart collectively as soloists on the chart dated March 1, 1975 (in between the 1971 and 1979 releases of their present charted titles), when Lennon's "#9 Dream" ranked at No. 13 and McCartney's "Junior's Farm"/"Sally G" was at (a notable quantity in Beatles lore) No. 64.

No. 48, "White Christmas," Bing Crosby (re-entry)
Both the late Crosby and his iconic ballad attain the Hot 100 for the primary time since 1962, when the music hit its No. 12 excessive.

No. 50, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Darlene Love (debut)
Love achieves her fifth Hot 100 hit; she notched her first three in 1963 and her fourth, "All Alone on Christmas" (from the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York), in January 1993, reaching No. 83. Love first recorded and launched "Baby" in 1963.

No. 68, "Cozy Little Christmas," Katy Perry (debut)
Along with the 18 decades-old vacation hits above, two 2018 songs enter, led by Perry's Amazon Music unique (on Capitol Records). As beforehand reported, the music takes over at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

No. 90, "The Christmas Song," Lauren Daigle (debut)
Daigle collects her second Hot 100 entry, beneath "You Say," at No. 59. The tracks rank at Nos. 1 and a couple of on the Hot Christian Songs chart.