Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean
Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: As Justin Bieber bows (boughs?) on the Hot 100 at No. 11 with "Mistletoe," the first single from the teen star's holiday set, "Under the Mistletoe," due Tuesday (Nov. 1), launches as the third-highest-charting holiday hit in the Hot 100's history.

Here is a look at the seasonal songs that have decorated the highest reaches of the Hot 100:

No. 1 (four weeks), "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)," the Chipmunks with David Seville, 1958-59
No. 7, "This One's for the Children," New Kids on the Block, 1989-90
No. 11, "Mistletoe," Justin Bieber, 2011

No. 13, "Do They Know It's Christmas?," Band-Aid, 1984-85
No. 13, "The Little Drummer Boy," the Harry Simeone Chorale, 1958-59
No. 14, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee, 1960
No. 15, "Pretty Paper," Roy Orbison, 1963-64
No. 18, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," Christina Aguilera, 1999-2000
No. 18, "Please Come Home for Christmas," Eagles, 1978-79
No. 21, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Rydell/ Chubby Checker, 1961-62
No. 21, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," David Seville and the Chipmunks, 1960
No. 23, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the 4 Seasons, 1962
No. 25, "Christmas Lights," Coldplay, 2010

(Variations in chart rules over the years prevented certain seasonal songs from appearing on the list).

Other notable holiday songs that have dashed onto the Hot 100 in recent years include the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) (2007)" (No. 66, 2008); Colbie Caillat's "Mistletoe" (a different composition than Bieber's) (No. 75, 2007); the Fray's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (No. 50, 2006); Josh Groban's live recording of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (No. 95, 2006); Sarah McLachlan's "River" (No. 71, 2006); and, Train's "Shake Up Christmas" (No. 99, 2010).

Chris Brown ("This Christmas," No. 62, 2007) and Mariah Carey ("Oh Santa!," No. 100, 2010) have brought R&B/hip-hop-leaning holiday cheer, while Carrie Underwood depicted a country Christmas with "Do You Hear What I Hear" (No. 90, 2008).

The Killers' have decked the Hot 100 with two Yuletide tracks, "A Great Big Sled" (No. 54, 2006) and "Boots" (No. 79, 2010), and the "Glee" cast has unwrapped three: "Last Christmas" (No. 63, 2009); "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (No. 57, 2010); and, "Welcome Christmas" (No. 59, 2010).

ALDEAN GOES FOURTH: Jason Aldean becomes the first act to score four Country Songs top 10s this year, as "Tattoos on This Town," his 13th career top 10, steps 11-10. The track follows the first three singles from his fourth studio set, "My Kinda Party": the title cut, which peaked at No. 2 in January, and the No. 1s "Don't You Wanna Stay," with Kelly Clarkson (three weeks, March), and "Dirt Road Anthem" (one week, July).

Aldean is the first artist to rack a quartet of top 10s on Country Songs in a year since Keith Urban tallied four in 2009.

How far has Aldean come in his career? Four years ago, he was name-dropping an icon in his No. 6-peaking "Johnny Cash."

Now, Lauren Alaina is name-dropping him.

"Georgia Peaches," the new single from this year's "American Idol" runner-up, sports the lyric, "We love country everything, from Alan Jackson to Aldean!"

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