Customers who have been hoping to hear something new while doing their holiday shopping have finally gotten their wish because the queen of Christmas has been dethroned after a 20-year run.
For the first time since it was released in 1994, Mariah Carey's version of All I Want For Christmas Is You is no longer the most-played song of the holiday season at stores and retail chains.
Carey was knocked from No 1 by The Shins' cover of Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime.
The No 3, 4 and 5 songs on the list are Christina Aguilera's Christmas Time Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses and Jack Johnson's Someday At Christmas, according to Paste Magazine.
The list of the most-played songs this holiday season was compiled by Seattle-based PlayNetwork.
The Shins' song, which debuted on a 2012 compilation album called Holidays Rule that featured a mix Christmas classics, is a cover, so it's no surprise it's the new No 1, according to the company.
PlayNetwork's director of music services, Julia Cummings, said: 'Kelly Clarkson's Underneath the Tree is one of the only newer original songs to make the top 20 this year, otherwise classics and covers tend to reign supreme.
'The songs themselves transcend demographics, which is why we see the same titles more than once but performed by different artists.'
To create the list, PlayNetwork analyzed data from more than 400 of their worldwide retail partners.
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