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Most popular holiday songs revealed

Putting together a holiday playlist is an important part of most pre-holiday preparations, but which songs are the biggest holiday hits? Find out here.

Piece Of Your Heart by MEDUZA features in the most holiday playlists on Spotify, followed closely by Calvin Harris’ track Summer, research has revealed.



CV Villas analysed 154,624 tracks across over 7,000 playlists worldwide to identify which songs and artists create the soundtracks to our holidays.


Piece Of Your Heart has been added to 272 playlists, Summer has been added to 235, while close behind is Dance Monkey by Tones and I, found in 218 holiday playlists).


The Top 10 Most Popular Holiday Songs: 

  1. Piece Of Your Heart - MEDUZA
  2. Summer – Calvin Harris
  3. Dance Monkey – Tones and I
  4. Senorita – Shawn Mendes
  5. Waves – Robin Schulz Radio Edit – Mr. Probz
  6. One Kiss (with Dua Lipa) – Calvin Harris
  7. 3 Nights – Dominic Fike
  8. Sunflower – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – Post Malone
  9. I Don’t Care (With Justin Bieber) – Ed Sheeran
  10. Body – Loud Luxury


Calvin Harris proved who the most popular artist, with his tracks appearing 1,802 times. Up next it’s Ed Sheeran pulling in a total of 1,352 appearances, and close behind it’s Post Malone, whose songs were selected 1,187 times.


The Top 10 Most Popular Holiday Artists:

  1. Calvin Harris
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Post Malone
  4. Drake
  5. Avicii
  6. Khalid
  7. Sticky Fingers
  8. Kygo
  9. The Chainsmokers
  10. Ariana Grande


Now if, like me, you had to google most of those people, the company also compiled a list of 10 classics that made the top 100. These include Africa by TOTO, Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams, and Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers.


Ten Classics in the Top 100:

  1. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  2. Africa – TOTO
  3. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  4. Electric Feel – MGMT Khalid
  5. Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  6. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  7. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. Walking On A Dream – Empire of the Sun
  9. Island In The Sun – Weezer
  10. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers


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Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 7 February 2020

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