I'm still loading music (just over 1500 songs, now), but I wanted to let you know about a couple of things.
First, thanks so much for listening! There are already people in 44 states (plus Washington, DC) and 37 other countries tuned into the Sounds of Christmas! Hope you're enjoying this early part of the season! I have lots of fun things in store in the coming weeks!
Like requests. The Sounds of Christmas plays lots of great Christmas songs. Since we play so many, you may miss hearing your favorite, or you might have a new favorite that we don't know about, yet. What ever the case, the All-Request hour will be back in another week or so. And starting next week, I'll let you know how you can make requests so you'll be sure to hear it!
Also coming back, the New Music hour. In another week or so, you'll get to hear a solid hour of brand new Christmas music, every single weekday.
And I'll be setting aside some special hours to spotlight some of the singers and bands have supported us over the years with the Stars of the Sounds of Christmas. It's an hour of tribute to the likes of Scotty McCreery, Richard Kincaid and the Polyphonic Spree (who are all sponsoring this new season of the Sounds of Christmas), as well as others who have helped out over the years, including Tommy James, Shelby Lynne and, of course, Mannheim Steamroller!
I'll also have details next week on how you can win Scotty McCreery's new CD "Christmas With Scotty McCreery". Scotty sent me a box of CDs, and we'll be giving them away every weekday in December, right up to Christmas Eve!
And now, here's this week's top ten, the highest-rated songs of the week on the Sounds of Christmas!
1) Richard Marx "Christmas Spirit'
2) Hayseed Dixie "Misty Wonderland Hop"
3) Greg London "Christmas To Christmas"
4) Elvin Bishop "Silent Night'
5) Cyndi Lauper "Home On Christmas Day"
6) Richard Marx "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day'
7) Motels "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
8) Clarence Clemons "The Christmas Song'
9) Tommy James and the Shondells "It's Christmas Again'
10) Rosemary Clooney "The Christmas Waltz"
11) Paul Young "What Christmas Means To Me'
12) Lisa Kessler "The Christmas Song"
13) Vertical Horizon "I Believe In Father Christmas"
14) Status Quo "It's Christmas Time"
15) REM "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
16) Annie Lennox "Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)"
17) Squeeze "Christmas Day"
18) Empty Pockets "Holly Jolly Christmas"
19) Scotty McCreery "Jingle Bells"
20) Kem "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
Yes, I know there are twenty. But we play so many songs, it just seems like our top ten list should be bigger!
Thanks again for listening and sharing part of your holiday with us!
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!