Billboard Top 20 Holiday Songs - 2011 to 2018

Week 42 Dataset and Historical Background

Posted by David Velleca on December 18, 2018

Dataset and Historical Background

Welcome back to a holiday themed dataset this week! We're looking at Billboard's Top 20 Holiday Charts for the first week of the season from 2011 to 2018. It seems that every year dedicated holiday music stations on the radio can be found earlier and earlier. Even before Thanksgiving, I heard Christmas music playing over the Muzak in stores. There is just something about holiday music that makes people feel that it really is the holiday season.

There are definitely some trends in the data, and it should be really intertesting to dive into the data. We'd love to see what you can uncover! Download the data and see what you can do. Create your viz and post your work to Tableau Public and Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackDataThursday, tagging @TThrowbackThurs. We'd really love to see what you can come up with!

Data Source

This week's dataset comes from Please be sure to cite the source on your viz.