Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.[1]

Recording history[edit]

First recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe,[2] it became a popular hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard music chart the following year. Woody Herman's competing recording, featuring himself on vocals and an iconic trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, peaked at #7 on the Billboard chart.

Other notable recordings:

  • 1959 - Dean Martin - He first recorded the song for his 1959 holiday album A Winter Romance, a version that has easily become the most well-known and popular adaptation of the song, as well as the holiday number most associated with Martin.
  • 1962 - Bing Crosby - On various albums such as "I Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Christmas Classics". Crosby's version is also played on the Disney's Sing Along Songs video: "Very Merry Christmas Songs" released in 1988.
  • 2005 – Carly Simon - CD single. Her version is unusual in being sung from the point of view of the host instead of the guest.[3] It peaked at #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[4]
  • 2012 – Rod StewartMerry Christmas, Baby. His version reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in December 2012.[5] The song remained in the No. 1 spot for a total of five weeks, tying it for the longest leading rendition of a holiday title in the history of the chart.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

Vaugh Monroe's recording plays at the end of the 1988 film Die Hard.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 3, side A.
  2. ^ Collins, Ace (2010). Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Zondervan. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Let It Snow! lyrics". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary. "Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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