The Million Tracks of Christmas: Deep Data Dive


Spotify has nearly 180,660 Christmas songs from 63,711 artists — “everybody from Aaron Neville to Zuma the King,” according to Paul Lamere, director of developer platform for The Echo Nest at Spotify, who analyzed all of that Christmas music — nearly one million tracks in total — to discover:

  • Top 20 artists with the most Christmas tracks on Spotify,
  • Top 25 most recorded Christmas songs of all time (the top one might be a surprise, and it wins by a long shot),
  • Top 25 Christmas karaoke favorites,
  • Top terms in Christmas song titles (see word cloud above), and more.

Check out the full results on Music Machinery.