The Christmas Song

  1. Ross On Radio: First Listen - Australia's Elf Radio

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST What if, six years ago, the major group broadcasters that participated in the HD Radio Alliance had decided that holiday music was going to be the exclusive province of digital radio? When I went to Radio Shack to buy my $99 Accurian radio, what i ...

  2. Mariah Carey Tops First 2012 Holiday Songs Chart

    November 29, 2012 5:11 PM EST With Black Friday behind us, the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.biz. Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), the 50-position-deep Holiday Songs-chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs ...

  3. This Week in Music History: Bing Crosby Got Runover By A Grandma; Virgin Megastore's 10-Year Plan

    December 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST : Bing Crosby Got Run Over By A Grandma Billboard, Dec. 21, 1985, page 57 Which holiday favorite tops the Billboard Christmas singles chart in the Dec. 19, 1985 issue? In a shocking turn of events, it isn't Bing Crosby's traditional ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Spirit Music Group, Downtown, ASCAP

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Spirit Music Group has signed a global, multi-year publishing administration deal with songwriter/artist Laurie Berkner, the children’s music performer. The deal marks Berkner’s first music publishing association since her debut, "What Do Y ...

  5. Eurythmics, Nat 'King' Cole Top ASCAP Xmas List

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Over the last five years, the Eurythmics version of "Winter Wonderland" was the most-performed ASCAP holiday song based on radio airplay monitoring done for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This marks the second ...

  6. R&B Briefs: Howard Hewett, The Whispers, Avant, Syleena

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Singer Howard Hewett is releasing a holiday album through Koch-distributed Groove Records: the aptly titled “Christmas” (Oct. 14). George Duke produced and co-wrote the original tune “That’s Christmas” with Hewett, as well as produced “O Come All ...

  7. ASCAP Releases Most Played Holidays Songs List

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) released the top 12 most played holiday songs of 2007 as tracked by radio airplay monitoring service Mediaguide, culled from over 2,600 radio stations across the country. According ...

  8. Josh Groban Grabs a Second Week at No. 1

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "Noel" as the Eagles surge to No. 2 with a 70% increase following the band's interview on "60 Minutes" ... Mannheim Steamroller collects its third top ...

  9. Billboard Holiday Chart Debuts

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With high profile artists like Josh Groban and Mannheim Steamroller bringing Christmas albums to market in October, Billboard brings Top Holiday Albums for an earlier encore than happens in most years. The complete 50-title chart went live yesterd ...