"Feliz Navidad" Maintains Its Lead on ASCAP's List of Most-Played Holiday Songs on Latin Radio

Holiday Songs on Latin Radio

New York, NY, December 15, 2010: The holiday season is in full swing and for many people this festive time of year wouldn't be the same without familiar holiday songs being played on their radios. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has released its most recent list of most-played holiday songs on Latin radio, based on performance data tracked by airplay monitoring service, Mediaguide.

The top 5 most-played ASCAP holiday songs on Latin radio so far this holiday season are:

1. "Feliz Navidad" – played 3,469 times
Written by José Feliciano
Most popular artist version performed by José Feliciano

2. "El Burrito De Belén" – played 2,384 times
Written by Hugo César Blanco
Most popular artist version performed by La Rondallita

3. "Amarga Navidad" – played 999 times
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez Sandoval
Most popular artist version performed by Amalia Mendoza

4. "Los Peces En El Río" – played 921 times
Written by Carlos Gómez García
Most popular artist version performed by Pandora

5. "Blanca Navidad" (White Christmas) – played 725 times
Written by Irving Berlin
Most popular artist version performed by Daniela Romo

The list represents an aggregation of all different artist versions of each cited holiday song played on Latin radio from 10/1/10 to 12/10/10. Radio formats include Latin Misc., Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Hits, Spanish CHR/Rhythmic, Spanish News/Talk, Spanish Oldies, Spanish Pop, Spanish Sports, Tejano and Tropical. Each song includes songwriter credits, and cites the most popular artist version currently being played on Latin radio stations.

About Mediaguide
Mediaguide, co-owned by ASCAP, uses proprietary digital fingerprinting and watermarking technology to monitor and measure music and advertisement airplay on more than 2,500 commercial, non-commercial and college radio stations in over 150 US markets, real time, 24/7.