Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, and one way that many people enjoy the season is by listening to festive music. One popular subgenre of Christmas music is Christmas pop, which combines the joy and cheer of the holiday season with the upbeat sounds of pop music.
This is my 5th year without a Christmas song. There are the bones of one called "Heart Of A Snowman" but I just can't seem to get it produced.
Anyway, on to more successful Christmas artists!!. There are many classic Christmas pop hits that have become beloved staples of the holiday season. One of the most iconic Christmas pop songs is "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey. Released in 1994, this catchy and upbeat track has become a modern Christmas classic, with its infectious melody and playful lyrics.
Another classic Christmas pop hit is "Last Christmas" by Wham! Released in 1984, this song features a catchy synth-pop beat and emotive lyrics about lost love. Despite its sad subject matter, the song's upbeat melody and catchy chorus make it a favourite among Christmas-pop fans.
Of course, no list of Christmas pop hits would be complete without mentioning "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid. Released in 1984, this song was written and performed by a supergroup of popular British musicians, and it quickly became a massive hit. With its message of hope and charity and its infectious pop melody, it has remained a Christmas favourite for decades.
There are many other Christmas pop hits that are worth checking out, such as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" by Justin Bieber, "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber, and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams. These songs are sure to put you in the holiday spirit and get you singing along.
"But what about the money" I hear you say. Christmas music has long been a lucrative genre, with classic songs like "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas" earning millions of dollars in royalties over the years. In recent years, the popularity of Christmas pop hits has increased even further, with artists like Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and Michael Buble releasing hit holiday albums and singles.
For aspiring musicians, writing and performing a Christmas pop hit can be a great way to earn some extra money during the holiday season. Not only can these songs earn royalties from sales and streaming, but they can also be used in commercials and other forms of media, providing even more income.
To write a successful Christmas pop hit, it's important to capture the spirit of the season. This means incorporating themes of love, family, and togetherness into the lyrics, as well as using catchy melodies and upbeat rhythms. It's also a good idea to incorporate traditional Christmas imagery and sounds, such as jingle bells and sleigh bells, into the song.
Once a Christmas pop hit has been written, the next step is to promote it and get it out to the public. This can be done through social media, online music platforms, and by performing the song at holiday events and concerts.
Writing and performing a Christmas pop hit can be a great way to earn some extra money during the holiday season. By capturing the spirit of the season and promoting the song effectively, aspiring musicians can tap into the lucrative market for Christmas music and enjoy the rewards of their hard work.
Here is a list of the top 10 earning Christmas songs compiled by The Independent:
(This money is generated every year for the composers/artists)
“Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade - £1m
“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - £400,000
“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey - £400,000
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby - £328,000
“Last Christmas” by Wham! - £300,000
“Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney - £260,000
“Stop the Cavalry” by Jona Lewie - £120,000
“2000 Miles” by The Pretenders - £102,000
“Mistletoe and Wine” by Cliff Richard - £100,000
“Stay Another Day” by East 17 - £97,000
These figures are only for UK revenue. Can you imagine the worldwide money generated!!!
Maybe it's time to get those sleighbells out after all.