Greatest Time of Year
|"Greatest Time of Year"|
|Single by Aly & AJ|
|from the album Acoustic Hearts of Winter|
|Released||September 2006 (U.S.)
(see release history)
Radio Disney single
|Genre||Pop Rock, Christmas|
|Length||3:13 (Single Version)
3:39 (Album Version)
2:19 (All Wrapped Up Version)
|Writer(s)||Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James|
|Aly & AJ main singles chronology|
"Greatest Time of Year" is the only single from Aly & AJ's Christmas album Acoustic Hearts of Winter. The single was used for The Santa Clause 3, similar to the way Hilary Duff's song "Santa Clause Lane" was used for The Santa Clause 2, and the music video also had scenes from the film. The video first aired on October 16, 2006 on the Disney Channel. The single debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song was released to iTunes as the single version.
The song is also featured in Disney's holiday albums, Disney Channel Holiday and All Wrapped Up. The version in Disney Channel Holiday is the album version, while the version in All Wrapped Up is a new edit, which has no bridge, and ended with a live-audience sound. In 2011, this song was included in the Soundtrack album of the second Barbie Christmas movie, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas, as the bonus track. Ordered to be the 6th song in the list
Track listings and formats
|Digital single (U.S., November 21, 2006)|
|1.||"Greatest Time of Year" (Music Video Version)||3:13|
|2.||"Radio Disney Interview"||2:47|
- The music video was directed by Declan Whitebloom. The video does not include the intro but instead skips to the first verse of the song, and it also leaves out a small 8 second snippet just before the bridge. There are no other differences. The music video first aired on Disney Channel after Twitches in October 2006. Disney has begun airing it more frequently once The Santa Clause 3 came out in theaters and its Billboard debut. A version without any Santa Clause 3 scenes is featured on MTV.com
|September, 2006||United States||Radio Disney||Hollywood Records|
|November 21, 2006||Digital download|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||96|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||72|
- Aly & AJ "Greatest Time of Year" U.S. Digital Single
- Posted 10/30/06. "Greatest Time of Year | Aly & AJ | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
- Hot 100 "Greatest Time of Year" Chart Listing on 12/09/2006. Billboard. Retrieved on December 7, 2007.
- Pop 100 "Greatest Time of Year" Chart Listing on 12/09/2006. Billboard. Retrieved on December 7, 2007.