It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas, bright lights, mince pies and christmas songs being played everywhere, but the life of a good christmas song never really ends. Recently I have been looking into what exactly happens after you make a christmas song and it charts highly. Last christmas I gave you my heart, but the next day Wham made £300,000. To put that in perspective, it’s a lot of money, especially for a group that aren’t active anymore. The average salary for a corporate investment banker with 3 years experience is 50,000 a year, Mariah Carey makes 7 times that a year that from her single ‘All I want for Christmas’, breathtaking. But why are christmas songs so loved and valuable? It’s simply down to the fact that Christmas never stops, its inevitably going to happen year after year after year and people need something, beside mince pies, to put them in a festive mood. In all fairness without Christmas songs, Christmas would not be Christmas. So fair play Christmas song writers. If you’ve got an idea for a christmas song you might be setting yourself up for life.


Highest Paid Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade £500,000

Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues £400,000

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey £376,000

White Christmas by Bing Crosby £328,000

Last Christmas by Wham! £300,000

Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney £260,000

Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard £100,000

Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie £120,000

2000 Miles by The Pretenders £102,000

Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 £97,000

Cc: Cosmopolitan Magazine