Many may say that it’s obnoxious to start playing Christmas jingles before we’ve even blown out the candles inside our DIY jack-o’-lanterns. But certainly no one has expressed deep disapproval in searching for the sheet music to those holly jolly gems in preparation. Right?
As the world’s leading online sheet music provider with over 300,000 professional arrangements, we were curious to find out just how many states share in the joy of the Christmas song search prep.
Still, with 2017’s holiday vibes in full swing, Musicnotes pulled a Ghost of Christmas Past to revisit our 2016 analytics to find the top holiday-inspired songs searched in each state.
On our way down a very musical memory lane, we found that the typical, bouncy Christmas songs weren’t the tunes making the United States merry and bright in 2016. Iowa did channel their inner ’90s diva with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” while Wisconsin and Mississippi bundled up with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Ultimately, Christian and faith-based titles were searched for most at Musicnotes during the 2016 Christmas season.
Washington, Idaho, and three more states asked, “Mary, Did You Know?” while New Mexico and Pennsylvania searched Musicnotes for Amy Grant’s “Emmanuel, God With Us.” California visited Whoville with “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Carol Of The Bells” made a strong appearance in six states.
So, which song became the top searched holiday-inspired song in 2016?
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Top 2016 Holiday Song
Within her song, Rebecca St. James conjures the magic of Christmas using soft guitar strings and a piano performing a moderato tempo before her crisp vocals sweetly dream of what it would be like kneeling beside baby Jesus nestled in His cradle, singing Him to sleep with a cherished lullaby.
Sheets Of Christmas Future?
No matter how, or when, you choose to make the holidays musical, you can count on Musicnotes to be your muse for all things merry. What will 2017 search results bring?
Complete Song List
Alabama “Emmanuel, God With Us”
Alaska “That’s Christmas To Me”
Arizona Songs from “The Nutcracker”
Arkansas “A Cradle Prayer”
California “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
Colorado “Carol Of The Bells”
Connecticut “A Cradle Prayer”
Delaware “A Cradle Prayer”
Florida “Carol Of The Bells”
Georgia “A Cradle Prayer”
Hawaii Songs from “The Nutcracker”
Idaho “Mary, Did You Know?”
Illinois “Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”
Indiana “A Cradle Prayer”
Iowa “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
Kansas “Christmas Is All In The Heart”
Kentucky “O, Holy Night”
Louisiana “Mary, Did You Know?”
Maine “Give Me Jesus”
Massachusetts “Sleigh Ride”
Michigan “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
Minnesota “Carol Of The Bells”
Mississippi “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Missouri “A Cradle Prayer”
Nebraska “Mary, Did You Know?”
Nevada “Away In The Manger”
New Hampshire “Carol Of The Bells”
New Jersey “Carol Of The Bells”
New Mexico “Emmanuel, God With Us”
New York “O, Holy Night”
North Carolina “A Strange Way To Save The World”
North Dakota Songs from “The Nutcracker”
Ohio “A Cradle Prayer”
Oklahoma “O, Holy Night”
Oregon “A Cradle Prayer”
Pennsylvania “Emmanuel, God With Us”
Rhode Island “A Cradle Prayer”
South Carolina “Christmas In Dixie”
South Dakota “Mary, Did You Know?”
Tennessee “A Cradle Prayer”
Texas “Carol Of The Bells”
Utah “Joseph’s Song”