I originally wrote this post early Friday morning, around 1:00am. I was pretty tired, after going non-stop to get that first thousand songs loaded. I glanced at the date, saw it was November 2, and posted about being on for 48 hours. Actually, at that point, since we started late on Wednesday night, the Sounds of Christmas had been running for just over 24 hours, not 48.
On Friday night, we hit the 48 hour mark, and the stats have exploded! We now have listeners in 34 states, And in addition to Canada and Bangladesh, we have listeners in the UK, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Colombia, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Qatar, Singapore, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala and Aruba!
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me spend some of the early hours of this holiday season with you!***
I think this is the earliest I've ever done our weekly top ten list. We've only been back on for about 48 hours, but we're getting lots of comments and requests already, so I thought I'd kick things off with a top ten that's really only ten.
While I've only loaded our first thousand songs, so far (actually, 1064), I haven't even gotten to play all of those, yet. But here's our first top ten for 2012 - the top ten highest-rated songs from our first couple of days back!
1) Annie Lennox "Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)"
2) Burt Reynolds "Frosty The Snowman"
3) Bing Crosby "White Christmas"
4) Anna Wilson 'Yule Swing"
5) A Fine Frenzy "Christmas Time Is Here"
6) Scotty McCreery "Holly Jolly Christmas"
7) Darlene Love with the Brian Setzer Orchestra "Sleigh Ride"
8) Faith Hill "Little Drummer Boy"
9) Hey Monday "Mixtape For Christmas"
10) Johnny Mathis "The Christmas Waltz"
I'll be loading lots more music this weekend, and have great news to share next week, including details about our Scotty McCreery CD Giveaway!
Thanks so much for listening already!
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!