‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is not the most played Christmas song anymore
Cohan Chew
09:40 14th December 2015

The Shins’ cover of Paul McCartney’s Christmas classic, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ is now the most played Christmas song.

For 20 years, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ was the most played song. Now, according to PlayNetwork, The Shins’ have knocked Carey from the top spot with their cover of the McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’.

Other most played Christmas songs include Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ and Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’. McCartney’s original version of ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ only reached No.17 in PlayNetwork’s list of most played songs and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Underneath the Tree’ is the only recent original song to make the list.

Julia Cummings, Director of Music Services, PlayNetwork said, “The songs themselves transcend demographics, which is why we see the same titles more than once but performed by different artists."

See what other holiday songs earned a spot on PlayNetwork's list below:

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"
11) Coldplay "Christmas Lights"
12) Jose Feliciano "Feliz Navidad"
13) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings "White Christmas"
14) Vince Guaraldi Trio "Christmas Time Is Here"
15) Sam Smith "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
16) Pentatonix "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)"
17) Paul McCartney "Wonderful Christmastime"
18) She & Him "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
19) Elvis Presley "Blue Christmas"
20) Darlene Love "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"

Listen to The Shins’ ‘Wonderful Christmastime here’:

Listen to Paul McCartney’s original here:

Listen to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ here:

Death metal group, Wood of Trees, recently did a devil-horns-in-the-air cover of Carey's classic too.

Mariah Carey's full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 18 December. For tickets and more information, visit here

Mariah Carey will play:
Thu March 17 2016 - LEEDS first direct Arena
Fri March 18 2016 - MANCHESTER Arena
Sun March 20 2016 - BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Mon March 21 2016 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed March 23 2016 - LONDON O2 Arena