"Sleigh Ride" played 154,327 times since October on radio
Published: December 21, 2011 12:32PM
Updated: December 21, 2011 12:33PM


ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has just updated its list of most-played songs of the 2011 holiday season.

For the second year in a row, "Sleigh Ride" tops the list of songs, which were all written or co-written by members of ASCAP.

Since October 1, 2011, "Sleigh Ride" has aired 154,327 times, making it the most-played
holiday song on radio so far this holiday season.

The top 10 most-played holiday songs so far this holiday season are listed below, all written or co-written by ASCAP songwriters and composers. Each song includes songwriter credits, and cites the most popular artist version played on radio to date.

1. "Sleigh Ride" - played 154,327 times
Written by Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
Most popular artist version performed by Leroy Anderson

2. "Winter Wonderland" - played 128,980 times
Written by Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
Most popular artist version performed by Eurythmics

3. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - played 126,032 times
Written by Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
Most popular artist version performed by Nat King Cole

4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - played 115,346 times
Written by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Most popular artist version performed by Dean Martin

5. "Jingle Bell Rock" - played 114,529 times
Written by Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe
Most popular artist version performed by Bobby Helms

6."It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" - played 109,938 times
Written by Edward Pola, George Wyle
Most popular artist version performed by Andy Williams

7."Do You Hear What I Hear?" - played 98,575 times
Written by Gloria Shayne Baker, Noël Regney
Most popular artist version performed by Whitney Houston

8. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" - played 94,885 times
Written by Meredith Willson
Most popular artist version performed by Bing Crosby

9. "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" - played 91,451 times
Written by Johnny Marks
Most popular artist version performed by Gene Autry

10. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - played 90,175 times
Written by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
Most popular artist version performed by The Carpenters