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Mistletoe” is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was co-written and produced by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger. The song was released on October 17, 2011 as the lead single from his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe. "Mistletoe" is a Christmas song with elements of pop and R&B genres, while making use of reggae influences. Mistletoe becomes one of the most popular christmas songs of all the time.

Audio[]

Lyrics[]

It's the most beautiful time of the year,

Lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer, I should be playing in the winter snow, But I'ma be under the mistletoe

I don't wanna miss out on the holiday, But I can't stop staring at your face, I should playing in the winter snow, but I'ma be under the mistletoe

With you, shawty with you x2 With you, under the mistletoe

Everyone's gathering around the fire, Chestnuts roasting like a hot July I should be chilling with my folks I know, but I'ma be under the mistletoe

Word on the streets Santa's coming tonight, Reindeer's flying through the sky so high, I should be making a list, I know, but I'mma be under the mistletoe

With you, shawty with you x2 With you, under the mistletoe

With you, shawty with you x2 With you, under the mistletoe

Aye, love, the wise men followed a star, the way I followed my heart And it led me to a miracle

Aye, love, don't you buy me nothing 'cause I am feeling one thing, your lips on my lips, That's a merry merry Christmas

It's the most beautiful time of the year, Lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer I should be playing in the winter snow But I’mma be under the mistletoe

I don’t wanna miss out on the holiday But I can’t stop staring at your face I should be playing in the winter snow But I’mma be under the mistletoe

With you, shawty with you With you, shawty with you With you under the mistletoe

With you, shawty with you With you, shawty with you With you, under the mistletoe, under the mistletoe

Kiss me underneath the mistletoe Show me baby that you love me so-oh-oh Oh, oh, ohhh

Kiss me underneath the mistletoe, Show me baby that you love me so-oh-oh

Oh, oh, ohhh


Music video[]

The music video was directed by Roman White. The video marked the second time Justin Bieber had worked with White on a music video, the first being "One Less Lonely Girl" (2009). It was also shot in Franklin, Tennessee, where the previous video was filmed. On recruiting White to shoot the video, Bieber explained, "Roman can tell a story really well, so we wanted to use him," Bieber explained. "He shot the 'One Less Lonely Girl' video, and I thought he did a great job; he shot the 'You Belong With Me' video with Taylor Swift, and he had a lot of great experience and a lot of great work." A teaser of the video was released on October 11, 2011. The video itself premiered on October 18, 2011. A Rolling Stone reviewer said "the clip is cheesy holiday joy, with the singer courting a cute chick in some idyllic small town decked out with tasteful white lights and a very light dusting of snow."

Performances[]

Accolades[]

Publication List Rank
Billboard (2021) The 100 Best Christmas Song of All Time: Staff List #33
Good Housekeeping (2021) The 70 Best Christmas Song Of All Time #54
uDiscoverMusic (2021) The 59 Best Christmas Songs #44

Commercial performance[]

The song sold 164,000 copies in its first week of release. As of January 1, 2012, Nielsen SoundScan estimated total sales of the digital track at 722,000 downloads, which is the most a Christmas/holiday digital song has ever sold in a calendar year

Billboard[]

Mistletoe debuted #11 at the Billboard Hot 100. The song made the highet debut for a christmas song in the history of the chart.

10 years later in 2021, for the first time Mistletoe returns to the chart at #49, becoming the oldest comeback of a Justin's song.

Charts[]

Chart Peak

Position

Australia (ARIA) 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 28
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 9
Canada AC (Billboard) 1
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard) 31
Canada Hot AC (Billboard) 20
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 29
Denmark (Tracklisten) 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 10
France (SNEP) 76
Germany (Official German Charts) 19
Global 200 (Billboard) 27
Global 200 Excl. U.S (Billboard) 21
Greece International Digital Singles (IFPI) 56
Hungary (Stream Top 40) 15
Ireland (IRMA) 16
Italy (FIMI) 46
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 25
Latvia (LAIPA) 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11
Norway (VG-lista) 2
Portugal (AFP) 26
Scotland (OCC) 24
Singapore (RIAS) 29
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 32
South Korea International Singles (Gaon) 41
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 85
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 18
UK Singles (OCC) 21
US Billboard Hot 100 11
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 40
US Holiday 100 (Billboard) 1
US Rolling Stone Top 100 86

Certifications[]

Region Certification Units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 80,000*
Denmark (IFPI Danmark) 2x Platinum 180,000**
Italy (FIMI) Gold 25,000**
New Zealand (RMNZ) Gold 7,500*
Norway (IFPI Norway) 2x Platinum 120,000**
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 600,000**
United States (RIAA) 3x Platinum 3,000,000**

Credits[]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[1]

References[]


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