Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"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.
Despite the lyrics making no mention of any holiday, the song has come to be regarded as a Christmas song in North America due to its winter theme, being played on radio stations during the Christmas and holiday season and having often been covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, it can be played during the winter months of June, July, and August; and in New Zealand, some play it at Matariki.
First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, it became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Best Sellers music chart in late January and through February 1946.
Woody Herman's competing recording, featuring him on vocals and a notable trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard chart, while Connee Boswell reached No. 9 with her rendition.
Other notable recordings:
Frank Sinatra versionAmerican singer Frank Sinatra released a version in 1950 that featured The Swanson Quartet.
Dean Martin versionAmerican singer Dean Martin released a version of the song in 1959, as part of his album A Winter Romance, and a re-recorded version in 1966, as part of The Dean Martin Christmas Album. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 2018.