12/21/14



In somewhat of a countdown fashion, HERC will be featuring a different Casey Kasem Christmas show or countdown each day from now until December 25th, in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent and ending with the very first American Top 40 Christmas countdown from 1971.
Near the end of his long and illustrious broadcasting career, Casey Kasem recorded several Christmas music themed shows for his latter day countdowns American Top 20 and American Top 10.  Day 5 of the 12 Days Of Casey is an episode of American Top 20, and features Casey's third countdown of Christmas songs, this time a Top 30.  HERC was in a Band Aid mood when he wrote this post so you will find the four Band Aid videos below - see if you can spot The Bono in each.  The charts below feature the songs, their artists and their original release date as well as their ranking on the December 20, 2014 Billboard Holiday Airplay chart.




#titleartistyearHoliday Airplay
30Sleigh RideJohnny Mathis1958
29Run Rudolph RunChuck Berry1958
28Frosty The SnowmanLeon Redbone and Dr.John1987
27Do You Hear What I Hear?Whitney Houston1987
26The Little Drummer BoyThe Harry Simeone Chorale1958
25Please Come Home For ChristmasEagles197819
God Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenManheim Steamroller1984
24We Need A Little ChristmasThe Percy Faith Orchestra1966
23Do They Know It's Christmas?Band Aid198417
Step Into ChristmasElton John1973
22Jingle Bell RockBobby Helms19573
21Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasPretenders1987
20Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeBrenda Lee19582


#titleartistyearHoliday Airplay
Little Saint NickThe Beach Boys1963
19Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney197913
18Santa Claus Is Coming To TownBruce Springsteen1981
17Last ChristmasWham!198411
16Blue ChristmasElvis Presley195724
15Feliz NavidadJose Feliciano19701
Silent NightAaron Neville1993
14Carol Of The BellsDavid Foster1995
13Deck The HallsManheim Steamroller1984
12Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Harry Connick, Jr.1993
11O Holy NightCeline Dion1998
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausJimmy Boyd1952
The Chipmunk SongAlvin & the Chipmunks1958


#titleartistyearHoliday Airplay
10A Holly Jolly ChristmasBurl Ives19644
9The Little Drummer BoyBing Crosby and David Bowie1977
8Happy Xmas (War Is Over)John & Yoko with the Plastic Ono Band19718
Rudolph The Red Nosed ReindeerGene Autry194915
7It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ChristmasJohnny Mathis198610
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownThe Beach Boys1964
6Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasKenny Loggins1998
5Merry Christmas DarlingCarpenters1970
4Sleigh RideThe Ronettes196322
3It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearAndy Williams19637
Oh Santa!Mariah Carey2010
2White ChristmasBing Crosby19429
1The Christmas SongNat "King" Cole19466








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