AC radio unwraps its first holiday hits of the season, as four festive songs jingle onto Billboard’s Adult Contemporary airplay chart (dated Dec. 2).
Sia debuts at No. 19 on AC with “Santa’s Coming for Us,” followed by Kelly Clarkson’s “Christmas Eve” (No. 21), Josh Groban’s cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (No. 23) and Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin’ Little Christmas,” featuring Kate Flannery and Tim Davis (No. 28).
The Adult Contemporary chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 84 AC stations.
Each year, even before Thanksgiving, much of the AC panel begins transitioning to playing holiday music 24/7 through Christmas, a trend that began around the early 2000s. Since then, 20 seasonal songs have topped the AC chart (with newly-released holiday titles or those being promoted to the format for the first time eligible for the survey).
A dude driving: *reading a road sign* “‘Road work ahead’? Yeah, i hope it does!”
Teacher: “Jared can you read page 245?” Jared: “No i cannot! - Waddup i’m Jared, I’m 19 and i never fucking learned how to read”
A guy: *screams to scare his friend* His friend, startled and upset: Stop! I could'a dropped my croissant!!
A dude buried in the sand with only his head sticking out: I am the sand guardian, guardian of the sand. His friend: POSEIDON QUIVERS BEFORE HIM The sand dude from before, yelling at the sea: FUCK OFF!!
Teacher: “Okay class let’s take roll… Um… shithead??” Girl: “IT’S SHI THEAD!!”
A dude: “We all die you either kill yourself or get killed *starts dancing* What you gon do?? What you gon do??”
Old man: “Put that candy back i’m not buying you shit! *kid throws candy box at him* TRY ME BITCH”
Little girl violently throwing her doll: GIMME YOUR FUCKING MONEY!!
Two dudes singing to the tune of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town but it’s literally just the line “You better watch out” becoming increasingly fast
Guy filming two dudes sitting in a tub: *singing* “Two bros chilling in a hot tub, five feet apart cause they’re not gay”
When Dick was in elementary school (back in the days when Batman was a Gotham City cryptid and no one had any evidence that he existed), his classmates used to propose that they “catch Batman” in pretty much the same way kids try to catch Santa coming down their chimney on Christmas Eve: they would try to stay up all night in places Batman seemed likely to show up.
Obviously, little kids with responsible, non-vigilante parents aren’t allowed to hang out in alleyways or on rooftops at two in the morning, so they made do with the next best thing– skyscrapers with big windows where Batman and Robin might swing past. You know who has access to a building like that? Dick Grayson!
So Dick Grayson, Robin, superhero and Batman’s ward, frequently hosted pizza-party sleepovers on the top floor of Wayne Enterprises, while Alfred supervised and all of his classmates crowded around the windows hoping for a glance at the legendary Batman.
Sometimes, nothing happened. They played boardgames and baked brownies and never saw Batman (because I’m busy, Dick), but every once in awhile…. there would be a shadow on the roof across the street, or the tail-end of a cape flashing past the windows.
Sure, it could be their eyes playing tricks on them, but what if it was the real thing??? It was all the school could talk about for weeks.
And then one fateful night, they saw him. He was right there, right in front of the window, and honestly? No one seemed more shocked than Dick Grayson.
“WOW WHAT A TRULY UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS! [winks out the window] Anybody want another brownie?”