After 25 years, Mariah Carey's 'All I want for christmas is you' tops US charts

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for christmas is you’ tops US charts After 25 years

A quarter-century after releasing her holiday classic that’s become one of the season’s love-to-hate, hate-to-love cliches, Mariah Carey has finally pushed “All I Want for Christmas Is You” to top the charts for the first time.

We made it, the singer tweeted on Monday and it had many emojis, with also a face with happy tears.

Social media users expressed shock that the inescapable pop juggernaut had not before jingled its way to the top.

But when the singer originally released the global hit in 1994 as part of her “Merry Christmas” album, Billboard’s rules at the time did not allow it to be on the Hot 100 chart, because it was commercially not available as a single.

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That changed in December 1998, when cuts off an album were welcomed to the US top songs list, bumping Carey’s song onto the chart for the first time on January 8, 2000.

“Love Actually” a 2003 holiday film keep the singer bubbly Christmas wish for love in a consciousness, as streaming made sure its place in the holiday canon.

The earworm that showcases the pop mainstay’s elastic vocal range started appearing the list annually beginning in 2012, when streams were added to Billboard’s ranking metrics.

Carey for the song’s 25th anniversary this year, promoted it even harder than before, starting her social media drive the morning after Halloween.

She also dropped a new video for it which counts towards Hot 100 placement and released the song as a stand-alone CD single for the first time.

The song this week posted 45 million streams, 27,000 digital sales and 34 million radio plays, Billboard reported.

Carey’s reached the top marks the first time a Christmas track has claimed number one on the Hot 100 in 6 decades, when “The Chipmunk Song” for four weeks reigned in 1958-1959.


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