Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – 1945

“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.

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” , released by Columbia Records on September 14, 1964
2004 — Jessica Simpson recorded a version of the song for her Christmas 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.[6] 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.