Christmas Music in Sweden

They’ve been playing Christmas music in the shops for a few weeks, and Christmas is still two weeks away!

Here in Australia, there’s a certain cringe factor with the likes of Michael Buble and Mariah Carey with their “Christmas Albums”. However, as I’ve written previously, the Swedes seem to love it, and at this time of the year, the Swedish charts are usually full of a combination of new and older Christmas songs.

This, by the way, is my favourite Swedish pop song for Christmas, performed by the awesome Magnus Carlsson. Awfully catchy, awfully camp, but not awful.

Oh, and if you think it’s all cheesy and schmaltzy, check out these recent Christmas songs from Swedes which put a “twist” on things.

If you take a look at this week’s Topplistan, you’ll see there’s at least thirty-five Christmas songs in the top 100, including Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. They’re pretty easy to find, but if you look for the Swedish word for Christmas, “Jul”, you’ll find the others.

1 2 Ed Sheeran Perfect
2 16 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
3 1 Post Malone feat. 21 Savage Rockstar
4 23 Wham! Last Christmas
5 4 Zayn feat. Sia Dusk Till Dawn
6 3 Hov1 feat. Jireel Pari
7 5 NF Let You Down
8 32 Triad Tänd ett ljus
9 7 Selena Gomez x Marshmello Wolves
10 45 Adolphson-Falk Mer jul
11 6 Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug Havana
12 13
13 34 Justin Bieber Mistletoe
14 9 Marshmello feat. Khalid Silence
15 10 Kygo feat. Justin Jesso Stargazing
16 8 Sam Smith Too Good At Goodbyes
17 11 Dua Lipa New Rules
18 51 Michael Bublé It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
19 54 Tommy Körberg & Sissel Kyrkjebö Julen är här
20 59 Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas?
21 12 Maroon 5 feat. SZA What Lovers Do
22 15 Big Shaq Man’s Not Hot
23 48 Ariana Grande Santa Tell Me
24 79 Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas
25 63 The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl Fairytale Of New York
26 14 Avicii feat. Rita Ora Lonely Together
27 19 Post Malone I Fall Apart
28 85 Just D Juligen
29 21 Lil Pump Gucci Gang
30 18 Avicii feat. Sandro Cavazza Without You
31 61 José Feliciano Feliz Navidad
32 22 Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid 1-800-273-8255
33 26 Ed Sheeran Shape Of You
34 25 Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato Échame la culpa
35 94 Bing Crosby White Christmas
36 86 E.M.D. Välkommen hem
37
38 89
39 46 Post Malone Candy Paint
40 93 Frank Sinatra Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
41 27 Astrid S Think Before I Talk
42 20 Joakim Lundell feat. Sophie Elise Only Human
43 24 Darin Tvillingen
44 17 Eminem feat. Beyoncé Walk On Water
45 31 Ricky Rich & Aram Mafia Habibi
46 29 Kaliffa Helt seriöst
47 RE Peter Jöback Decembernatt (Halleluja)
48 35
49 RE Tommy Körberg O helga natt
50 28 Molly Sandén Utan dig
51 RE Michael Bublé Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
52 95 Andy Williams It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
53 33 Axwell Λ Ingrosso More Than You Know
54 30 Sabina Ddumba Vågorna
55 39 Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee Despacito
56 Sanna, Shirley & Sonja Så mörk är natten i midvintertid
57 36 James Arthur Naked
58 37 Imagine Dragons Thunder
59 41 Portugal. The Man Feel It Still
60 RE
61 Sam Smith Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
62 RE Peter Jöback Jag kommer hem igen till Jul
63 38 Kaliffa Tippa på tå
64 RE Carola Jul, Jul strålande Jul
65 42 French Montana feat. Swae Lee Unforgettable
66 RE Nat King Cole The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
67 43 Post Malone feat. Quavo Congratulations
68 44 Charlie Puth How Long
69 77 Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels I Miss You
70 RE Elvis Presley Blue Christmas
71 55 Lamix Hey Baby
72 47 Lauv I Like Me Better
73 57 Rhys Too Good To Be True
74 RE Freddy Kalas Hey Ho
75 RE Sarah Dawn Finer Kärleksvisan
76 RE Meghan Trainor I’ll Be Home
77 G-Eazy & Halsey Him & I
78 RE Bryan Adams Christmas Time
79 40 Sabina Ddumba Manboy
80 53 Lil Uzi Vert Xo Tour Llif3
81 58 Dani M feat. Jireel Trender
82 RE Amanda Jenssen Another Christmas
83 87 Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line Meant To Be
84 50 P!nk What About Us
85 62 The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This
86 56 Justin Bieber + BloodPop® Friends
87 66 Post Malone Go Flex
88 73 Ed Sheeran Galway Girl
89 68 Khalid Young Dumb & Broke
90 49 Uno Svenningsson Du kommer ångra det här
91 64 Charlie Puth Attention
92 Sia Santa’s Coming For Us
93 Rita Ora Anywhere
94 70 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson Symphony
95 60 Kamferdrops Jag trodde änglarna fanns
96 72 Robin Schulz feat. James Blunt OK
97 81 OneRepublic with Seeb Rich Love
98 RE Peter Jöback Snön föll
99 74 J Balvin & Willy William Mi gente
100 69 XXXTentacion Jocelyn Flores

 

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