Move over, Bublé: Google reveals the Christmas songs Kiwis are searching up

Move over, Bublé: Google reveals the Christmas songs Kiwis are searching up
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Google has released its most recent data on the songs that Kiwis are searching to prepare themselves for Christmas 2018 - and we're doing the holiday season right.

The top search, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday anthem 'All I Want for Christmas is You'. 

This iconic holiday banger has topped the charts worldwide, and is the 11th best-selling single of all time. 

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is an anthem, and it appears Kiwis have not forgotten what Christmas is really about -intensely upbeat music, anti-materialism and jaw-dropping high-notes.

The pop idol's masterpiece is followed by a new diva on the scene - Ariana Grande's 'Santa Tell Me' is our second most popular search.

But it appears Kiwis are still a fan of the old school classics too.

Wham! take third place, with 'Last Christmas', and right behind them is an acapella cover of 'Little Drummer Boy' by Pentatonix.

Pentatonix features in our searches twice this year, once with 'Little Drummer Boy' and again in 8th place with 'Mary, Did you Know? (feat. The String Mob)'.

Justin Bieber places 5th with 'Mistletoe', beating the King of Christmas himself, Michael Bublé. 

The iconic crooner comes in 6th with 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' and honestly I don't know what the world is coming to any more.

Brenda Lee's 'Rockin around The Christmas Tree' comes in hot on Bublé's heels in 7th place.

You may know Brenda Lee's 1958 hit from - in my opinion - the second-best Christmas movie of all time, 'Home Alone' (first place goes to 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', the Jim Carrey one, just for the readers who may be wondering).

Sia brings up the rear in 9th place with 'Sing for My Life' and last, but most certainly not least. is everyone's favourite tale about rooting for the underdog: 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'.

Our searches for 'Christmas' began to creep upwards at the beginning of October, and are swiftly followed by searches for 'Christmas songs' at the end of October. 

We barely got Halloween out of the way before our Christmas excitement took over. Whatever we choose to listen to, contemporary or classic, Kiwis really do prepare for the silly season early. 



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