“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Shows Resurgence on ASCAP’S Top Holiday Songs List
The American Society Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has introduced the highest ASCAP vacation songs 2018. According to an ASCAP evaluation streaming and terrestrial radio knowledge, the hit traditional “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” written by ASCAP songwriter Walter Afanasieff and pop star Mariah Carey, holds the No. 1 music place for the second 12 months in a row.
“At this time 12 months, it’s at all times a pleasure to listen to recent interpretations the traditional vacation songs which have performed such necessary roles in our lives,” states Paul Williams, award-winning songwriter and ASCAP Chairman the Board and President. “It actually is probably the most fantastic time the 12 months and I can assume no higher option to have fun it than by acknowledging the extremely gifted songwriters whose enduring works make the vacation that rather more particular and significant.”
Through its continued recognition, 12 months after 12 months, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has turn out to be a yuletide staple on par with the older classics that make up ASCAP’s Top Holiday Songs record, like “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”
In the years since its 1994 launch, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has topped worldwide charts and been recorded by dozens artists, and continues to be carried out throughout the globe. “From the very starting, Mariah and I needed to create music that may make listeners really feel the identical sense nostalgia all of us really feel across the vacation season. And what began as a easy rock and roll melody on the piano, I’m so happy to say has topped this record as soon as once more and turn out to be a vacation traditional,” remarks Afanasieff, whereas discussing the historical past and course of he and Carey used to create the hit vacation single.
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” an fbeat vacation favourite written by ASCAP members Theo Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Albert Hague, lands on the ASCAP Top Holiday Songs record for the primary time in a few years at No. 15. A current tackle the traditional, recorded by famed rapper Tyler, The Creator for the November launch the extremely anticipated animated movie The Grinch, is a reminder how these traditional songs proceed to enchantment to new generations.
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was initially composed for the 1966 cartoon particular, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, based mostly on the youngsters’s e-book the identical title by Dr. Seuss. In that broadcast, the music, carried out by Thurl Ravenscrt, is the memorable soundtrack for the Grinch’s preparations to disguise himself as Santa, and along with his canine, Max, sneak into Whoville to take away the Christmas presents and “cease Christmas from coming.”
This 12 months’s record additionally reveals the continued chart dominance legendary Songwriters Hall Fame inductee, Johnny Marks. Of the highest ten ASCAP vacation songs this 12 months, three them had been written by Marks, whose first single “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was the primary vacation music ever to hit the No. 1 spot on a pop chart in 1947. Marks’s undeniably traditional songs are beloved by generations and stay steadfast on the vacation charts 12 months after 12 months.
Below are the highest 25 most performed vacation songs* for the 2018 season, all written or co-written by ASCAP songwriters and composers. Each music lists ASCAP songwriter credit and copyright date.
- “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Walter Afanasieff (1994)
- “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Meredith Willson (1951)
- “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Johnny Marks (1964)
- “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Johnny Marks (1958)
- “It’s the Most Wonderful Time The Year” by Edward Pola and George Wyle (1958)
- “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks (1949)
- “Last Christmas” by George Michael (1984)
- “Jingle Bell Rock” by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe (1958)
- “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945)
- “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish (1948)
- “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme and Robert Wells (1946)
- “Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman (1947)
- “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin (1941)
- “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie (1934)
- “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague (1966)
- “Home for the Holidays” by Robert Allen and Al Stillman (1954)
- “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano (1970)
- “Frosty the Snowman” by Steve Nelson and Walter E. Rollins (1950)
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin (1944)
- “Santa Baby” by Joan Javits (1953)
- “Blue Christmas” by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson (1949)
- “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” by Robert Kine, Paul O’Neill and John Oliva (1995)
- “Underneath the Tree” by Greg Kurstin and Kelly Clarkson (2013)
- “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Bob Geld and Midge Ure (1984)
- “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney (1979)
* Based on an evaluation Nielsen streaming and terrestrial radio knowledge from August Sixth-November 18th.