Transcript for Where Are the Holiday Hits?
We have been wondering all morning long why it's so hard to come up with a new one. Mariah Carey, 1994, it's the last big one. A lot of big stars taking a crack at it. They tried and failed miserably. If Taylor swift ain't pulled it off, you're not going to get it right. The most popular and performed Christmas song is actually "Santa Claus is coming to town." But it was written back in 1934. Would you believe that the top 15 songs are from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. We have discovered that Justin beiber is not bing Crosby. For 20 years all we have wanted for Christmas is a new song, a new holiday hit. You know, something like this 1994 classic by Mariah Carey. ? All I want for Christmas is you ? or this one -- ? last Christmas ? wham!'s last Christmas, released in the late '80s. Or run bmc's Christmas in hollens. Why hasn't anybody cracked the Christmas song code since Mariah? A blogger with the "Washington post" says there are some tricky rules when it comes to writing a Christmas classic. Like you keep it religious, but not too religious, and make it personal but still include holiday themes like snowmen and chimn chimneys. Faith hill came close in 2000 -- ? Christmas is here ? and Justin beiber in 2011, honorable mention. But like snow in October, they just didn't seem to stick. ? You better not cry ? where stars shine is holiday cover albums. Michael Buble's Christmas, Susan Boyle's "The gift," and josh grow ban's neo. All in the top five. But a true original like this? ? All I want for Christmas is you ? that may just be a theme of Christmas past. And George, I was joking there about beiber and bing Crosby -- A little bit. But the idea is that beiber, he can make something hot for right now. He can't make something that's going to live for years and years. A classic sound. I think upbeat is probably -- It has to be singable. So many of them, they're in a different octave or -- horrible. For those of us who can't sing, that would help. Attach it to a rom-come. That's the secret. George agrees, that means I'm right. And we forgot about wham!'s "Last Christmas." I want to give -- ? last Christmas ? That song, it was popular, but it still didn't have that classic feel to it. Yeah. I can see Taylor swift writing feverishly. You have thrown down the gauntlet. New kids on the block, it's a classic. And what's your favorite Christmas song? Vote now on goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo. We are cracking that code.
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