Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
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|"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"|
|Song by Vaughn Monroe|
"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.
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First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, 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 a notable trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, peaked at #7 on the Billboard chart.
Other notable recordings:
- 1959 — Dean Martin, on his album A Winter Romance. This version 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 his album I Wish You a Merry Christmas. Crosby's version is also played on the Disney's Sing Along Songs video: "Very Merry Christmas Songs" released in 1988.
- 1964 — Doris Day, on her album The Doris Day Christmas Album.
- 1995 — Glen Campbell, on his album Christmas with Glen Campbell.
- 2004 — Jessica Simpson, on her album album Rejoyce: The Christmas Album.
- 2005 — Carly Simon, on a CD single. Her version is unusual in being sung from the point of view of the host instead of the guest. It peaked at #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
- 2010 — Kylie Minogue recorded a version of the song, which was later included on her 2015 holiday album Kylie Christmas.
- 2012 — Rod Stewart, on his album Merry Christmas, Baby. Stewart's version reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in December 2012. 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.
- 2013 — British female vocalist Kim Wilde recorded a version of the song on her holiday album Wilde Winter Songbook.
- 2016 — Country music artist Kacey Musgraves recorded a version of the song on her holiday album A Very Kacey Christmas.
- 2016 — Sarah McLachlan recorded a version of the song on her holiday album Wonderland.
In popular culture
- 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.
- Collins, Ace (2010). Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Zondervan. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "ReJoyce: The Christmas Album - Jessica Simpson". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
- "Carly Simon Official Website - Let It Snow! lyrics". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
- "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
- 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.
- 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.