John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Pandora Christmas Radio by the numbers

Stats compiled over a 2½ hour period on Saturday, December 21, using a newly created Pandora account so as not to influence the choices with previously liked songs.

Songs played: 55
Songs repeated: 16
Exact same songs repeated: 2
Sacred Christmas songs (e.g. "What Child Is This"): 6
Secular Christmas songs (e.g. "The Christmas Song"): 33
Songs about winter otherwise unrelated to Christmas (e.g. "Winter Wonderland"): 12
Songs about neither winter nor Christmas but nevertheless linked to Christmas for some reason (e.g. "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"): 4
Most frequently played artist: Bing Crosby (5 songs)
Most frequently played song: "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
Ratio of male solo performers (or all-male ensembles) to female: 5.3 to 1

Seems to me Pandora could increase the diversity of songs played, bump up the number of traditional Christmas carols, and introduce more female singers to their rotation. The complete list of songs is below the cut, if anyone cares.

Carrie Underwood - What Child Is This
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
Bing Crosby - Let It Snow
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jimmy Durante - Frosty the Snowman
Dean Martin - White Christmas
Michael Buble - All I Want for Christmas is You
Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald - Silver Bells
Bing Crosby - Joy to the World
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Hall & Oates - Jingle Bell Rock
Ferrante & Teicher - Sleigh Ride
Bing Crosby & Andrew Sisters - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Perry Como - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Johnny Mathis - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Thurl Ravenscroft - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Gene Autry - Up on the Housetop
Michael Buble - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas
Tony Bennett - Winter Wonderland
Johnny Mathis - Holly Jolly Christmas
Perry Como - O Holy Night
Nat King Cole - Deck the Halls
Cecil Scaife - Carol of the Bells
Dean Martin - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel - Baby It's Cold Outside
Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus
Frank Sinatra - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Michael Buble - Jingle Bells
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
Royal Philharmonic - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Andy Williams - Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season
John Rutter & Cambridge Singers - Silent Night
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Nat King Cole - Caroling Caroling
Andy Williams - Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season
Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Song
Cecil Scaife - Sugar Plam Fantasy
Harry Connick Jr. - Let It Snow
Andy Williams - Do You Hear What I Hear?
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Gene Autry - Frosty the Snowman
Michael Buble - Cold December Night
Johnny Mathis - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Boston Pops - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Ray Charles - Winter Wonderland
Martina McBride - Silver Bells
Eddie Higgins Trio - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hall & Oates - Jingle Bell Rock
Robert Wagner Chorale - Carol of the Bells
Lady Antebellum - Holly Jolly Christmas
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Tags: holidays: christmas, music

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