"Sleigh Ride" played 154,327 times since October on radio
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-playedholiday 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 timesWritten by Leroy Anderson, Mitchell ParishMost popular artist version performed by Leroy Anderson2. "Winter Wonderland" - played 128,980 timesWritten by Felix Bernard, Richard B. SmithMost popular artist version performed by Eurythmics3. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - played 126,032 timesWritten by Mel TormÃ©, Robert WellsMost popular artist version performed by Nat King Cole4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - played 115,346 timesWritten by Sammy Cahn, Jule StyneMost popular artist version performed by Dean Martin 5. "Jingle Bell Rock" - played 114,529 timesWritten by Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross BootheMost popular artist version performed by Bobby Helms6."It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" - played 109,938 timesWritten by Edward Pola, George WyleMost popular artist version performed by Andy Williams7."Do You Hear What I Hear?" - played 98,575 timesWritten by Gloria Shayne Baker, NoÃ«l RegneyMost popular artist version performed by Whitney Houston8. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" - played 94,885 timesWritten by Meredith WillsonMost popular artist version performed by Bing Crosby9. "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" - played 91,451 timesWritten by Johnny MarksMost popular artist version performed by Gene Autry10. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - played 90,175 timesWritten by Ralph Blane, Hugh MartinMost popular artist version performed by The Carpenters
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