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(Music) The Shins Dethrone Mariah Carey for Most-Played Holiday Song


Believe it or not, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is no longer the most-played holiday tune in stores nationwide. According to Paste‘s report on data from PlayNetwork, which works with 400 different retailers to compose playlists for their brick-and-mortar locations, The Shins’ cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” took the #1 spot this year, with Mariah fell to #2. It’s the first time that “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has not sat at #1 since its release way back in 1994. Here’s this year’s top 10 list of the most-played holiday music at retailers nationwide:

  1. The Shins, “Wonderful Christmastime”
  2. Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
  3. Christina Aguilera, “Christmas Time”
  4. Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping”
  5. Jack Johnson, “Someday at Christmas”
  6. Kelly Clarkson, “Underneath the Tree”
  7. Michael Buble, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
  8. Bing Crosby, “White Christmas”
  9. Train, “What Christmas Means to Me”
  10. Ella Fitzgerald, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

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