Nokia’s Ovi Music download trends reveal Elvis Presley is the world’s favorite festive solo artist*.

The American legend has over 40 seasonal tracks in the Ovi Music catalogue and rakes in more downloads than any other solo artist – including Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and John Lennon. Proving that the old Yuletide classics are as popular as ever, Elvis has three tracks in the top 10 most downloaded Christmas songs –his most popular festive numbers are Blue Christmas, Santa Claus Is Back In Town and White Christmas.

While Elvis is the most downloaded festive artist, Wham! takes the title for the most downloaded seasonal single with the yuletide classic Last Christmas. Meanwhile, mum-to-be Mariah Carey has the most downloaded Christmas track by any female artist with All I Want For Christmas Is You and Hong Kong’s "God of Songs" Jacky Cheung has broken into the top 10 with Everyday Is Christmas.

Top Downloaded Christmas Songs Globally

1. Wham!
Last Christmas
2. Mariah Carey
All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Bing Crosby
White Christmas
4. Band Aid
Do They Know It's Christmas?
5. John Lennon
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
6. Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas
7. Chris Rea
Driving Home For Christmas
8. Elvis Presley
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
9. Elvis Presley
White Christmas
10. Jacky Cheung
Everyday Is Christmas

“The latest Ovi Music trends show Elvis is the world’s most popular festive solo artist. With three classic yuletide tunes in the top 10 downloaded festive songs, “the King” proves Christmas isn’t complete without some traditional festive favourites,” said Ovi musicologist Geoff Roberts.