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Silent Night Holy Night was a classic German language Christmas song written in the early 1800s by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber as Stille Nacht Heilige Nacht. John Freeman Young translated the song into English. The first famous recorded version was by Haydn Quartet, shown as 'Hayden' on the record. The song was then recorded by many popular artists and eventually became known as just Silent Night. Popular versions are listed below including three different popular versions by The Temptations. Titles by Bon Jovi and Ronnie Milsap were different songs.


Silent Night popular Tune Timeline


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  1 Silent Night, Hallowed Night (Christmas Hymn)   1905  
  Hayden Quartet  
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  2 Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night) (Christmas Hymn)   1908  
  Ernestine Schumann-Heink  
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  3 Silent Night, Hallowed Night (Christmas Hymn)   1912  
  Elsie Baker  
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  4 Silent Night, Holy Night   1917  
  Neapolitan Trio  
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  5 Silent Night, Holy Night   1928  
  Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra with Bing Crosby, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, Austin Young  
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  6 Silent Night (Christmas Hymn)   1935  
  Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter Orchestra  
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  7 Silent Night   1948  
  The Raven's  
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  8 Silent Night (Christmas Hymn)   1949  
  Sister Rosetta Tharpe With Rosette Gospel Singers  
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  9 Christmas Medley, White Christmas, Jingle Bells, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Holy Nig   1953  
  Liberace  
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  10 Silent Night   Dec 1957  
  Elvis Presley  
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  11 Silent Night   Dec 1959  
  Pat Boone  
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  12 Silent Night, Holy Night   Dec 1962  
  Mahalia Jackson  
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  13 Silent Night   Dec 1963  
  Phil Spector, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, The Crystals  
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  14 Silent Night   Dec 1963  
  Jackie Wilson  
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  15 Sleep In Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)   Dec 1966  
  Barbra Streisand  
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  16 Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night   Dec 1966  
  Simon & Garfunkel  
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  17 Silent Night   Dec 1968  
  The Temptations  
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  18 The Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne   Dec 1979  
  Jimi Hendrix  
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  19 Silent Night (After The Fight)   Aug 1980  
  Ronnie Milsap  
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  20 Silent Night   Dec 1980  
  The Temptations  
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  21 Silent Night 10     Dec 1985  
  Bon Jovi  
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  22 Silent Night   Dec 1987  
  Stevie Nicks  
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  23 Silent Night   Dec 1988  
  Bros  
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  24 Silent Night   Dec 1991  
  Sinead O'Connor  
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  25 Silent Night   Dec 1993  
  Gloria Estefan  
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  26 Silent Night   Dec 1993  
  Boyz II Men  
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  27 Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)   Dec 1994  
  Enya  
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  28 Silent Night   Dec 1995  
  The Temptations  
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  29 Silent Night   Dec 1999  
  Amy Grant  
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  30 Silent Night   Dec 2004  
  Five For Fighting  
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  31 Silent Night   Dec 2004  
  Cyndi Lauper  
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  32 Silent Night   Dec 2004  
  Dionne Warwick  
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  33 Silent Night   Dec 2006  
  Sarah McLachlan  
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  34 Silent Night   Dec 2007  
  Taylor Swift  
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  35 Silent Night   Dec 2007  
  Sister Hazel  
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  36 Silent Night   Dec 2008  
  Sarah Brightman  
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  37 Silent Night   Dec 2008  
  Casting Crowns  
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  38 Silent Night   Dec 2009  
  Josh Groban  
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  39 Silent Night   Dec 2009  
  Anthony Hamilton Featuring Boney James  
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  40 Silent Night   Dec 2009  
  Susan Boyle  
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  41 Silent Night   Dec 2010  
  Sixpence None The Richer Featuring Dan Haseltine  
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  42 Silent Night   Dec 2011  
  Margo Rey  
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  43 Silent Night   Dec 2011  
  Michael Buble  
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  44 Silent Night   Dec 2012  
  Marie Miller  
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  45 Silent Night   Dec 2013  
  Sidewalk Prophets  
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  46 Silent Night   Dec 2013  
  Kelly Clarkson Featuring Reba McEntire & Trisha Yearwood  
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  47 Silent Night   Dec 2014  
  Katherine Jenkins  
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  48 Silent Night   Dec 2014  
  Pentatonix  
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