It seems like we just got started, and now Christmas Day is almost here!
Thanks so much to everyone who has already stopped by and shared some of your holiday with us! Hope you're having a wonderful season, so far!
This week, we added new music from Sarah McLachlan, Scott MacIntyre, Harry Connick Jr., Jack Johnson and Marillion (just to name a few)! And there's plenty more to come!
The All Request Hour and the New Music Hour will continue through the end of December, so you still have time to get requests in and catch the latest new Christmas music! In fact, if there's something you'd like to hear, just click on the REQUEST tab at the top of the page and let me know about it! The All Request Hour is on every weekday from noon to 1:00pm Eastern. The New Music Hour is on each weeknight from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Eastern).
And at 1:00am and 7:00am, and 1:00pm and 7:00pm, you'll get an hour's worth of Christmas music from the Stars of the Sounds of Christmas - spotlighting the singers and bands who have supported us in the past, and continue to support us, with their time, talent and treasure!
Special thanks to DeDe, Kanisha K, Luanne Hunt, Sarah Pierce, Kenny Davies, Terence P. Minogue, Barbara Bretton, Louis Colaiannia, Natasha Miller, Danny Wright, James Robert Webb and Joel Kopischke for sponsoring this year's broadcast! Without them, there wouldn't be a Sounds of Christmas! You can click on each of their names and visit their homes on the web, check out their music and books, and, if so moved, buy their stuff! Or look them up on Amazon, iTunes, etc. Or just visit them on Facebook or Twitter and show them some love!
Oh, Two For Tuesdays will also continue til the end of December! Every Tuesday in December, you'll hear two in a row from all your favorite singers and bands!
That's the news for now, so let's move on to this week's top twenty! Since the Sounds of Christmas plays so many songs, all the top ten's are actually top twenty's. It just seems hard to limit it to only ten, when we play so many!
By the way, here's how the rating system works at Live 365. To be able to vote on songs, you have to have an account with Live 365. This is free and only takes a minute or two to set up. Just go to their home page RIGHT HERE and click LOG IN/SIGN UP in the upper right. Then follow the prompts to start a new account.
To vote, listen through the Live 365 website HERE. On the player, you'll see a cartoon "thumbs up" hand and a cartoon "thumbs down". Click on either during the song you want to vote on. Oh, and Live 365 also counts it as a "thumbs down" vote when you turn off the station, so don't turn us off when it's a song you really like. Hope that all makes sense! If not, you can check out a previous blog which goes into a little more details RIGHT HERE!
Anyway, here's this week's list of the highest-rated songs on the Sounds of Christmas....
1) Tey "Christmas Is Easy When Love Is Around"
2) Marillion "Carol Of The Bells"
3) Roger McGuinn "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
4) Soupy Sales "Santa Claus Is Surfin' To Town"
5) The Bobs "Fifty Kilowatt Tree"
6) Elton John and Joss Stone "Calling It Christmas"
7) Andy Williams "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"
8) Ingram Hill "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
9) Melissa Etheridge "It's Christmas Time"
10) Reilly "Dear Santa (I Can Explain)"
11) Smashing Pumpkins "Christmastime"
12) Nick Lowe "Christmas At The Airport"
13) Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans "The Bells Of St. Mary"
14) Tom Lehrer "A Christmas Carol"
15) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Run Rudolph Run"
16) Empty Pockets "Baby It's Cold Outside"
17) Fats Domino "Jingle Bells"
18) Lisa Kessler "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
19) Frank Sinatra "Mistletoe And Holly"
20) Ringo Starr "I Wanna Be Santa Claus"
This week, there are actually eight songs tied at 20, so here are the other seven...
20) Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas" (12" Mix)
20) Carole King "Sleigh Ride"
20) Honeymoon Suite "I Believe In Father Christmas"
20) Frank Sinatra "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"
20) Kimberley Locke "We Need a Little Christmas"
20) Wilson Pickett "Silver Bells"
20) Straight No Chaser "The 12 Days Of Christmas" (live)
Thanks again for listening and sharing your holiday celebration with us! If you know someone who loves Christmas music, please send them our way!
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!