MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Do you have a favorite song this time of year? Maybe there’s one you just can’t stand? (“The Christmas Shoes,” we’re looking your way.)
If you like the tunes or not, we have 102.9 LiteFM’s list of the top 5 requested Christmas songs of 2011. Holiday music is played on LiteFM based on requests.
“Far and away, it’s the standards. It’s the songs you grew up with we get a lot of requests for,” said LiteFM air personality Paul Geiger.
However, LiteFM’s five most requested Christmas tunes this year begins with one brand new to 2011.
Number five on the list if Michael Buble’s version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
“(Buble) is a call back to that era where real musicians were making real music,” said one listener.
At LiteFM, “The Christmas Song” from Nat King Cole is the fourth most requested Christmas tune of 2011.
“I could listen to this every. I do listen to this every day,” said Geiger.
The station’s third most requested song this season is “The Most Wonderful Time” by Andy Williams.
“Most Wonderful Time just reminds me of being stuck in a department store,” said one listener, whose friend quickly disagreed.
The second most requested Christmas song of 2011 is “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano.
“Nobody knows all the words,” one listener said.
The most requested Christmas Song of the year from LiteFM is “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.
“How old is that tune? But it just evokes such great Christmas memories, family memories,” said Geiger.
That’s one of those songs that will be in heavy rotation on LiteFM for a few days and then the station will pull back.
The station will hold off on certain songs early in the holiday season, and play those closer to Christmas.
LiteFM 102.9’s Five Most Requested Christmas Tunes of 2011
1. “White Christmas,” Bing Crosby
2. “Feliz Navidad,” Jose Feliciano
3. “The Most Wonder Time,” Andy Williams
4. “The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
5. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Michael Buble