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After 25 years, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ finally hits No.1 on Billboard Hot 100!

After 25 years, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ finally hits No.1 on Billboard Hot 100!

All I Want For Christmas Is You takes Billboard Hot 100‘s crown for the first time ever! Mariah Carey originally released the song in 1994 with her Merry Christmas album. The song recently became a modern classic reaching Hot 100’s Top 10 last December 2017. Then, rose to No.3 the year after.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey celebrates!

As of December 21, 2019, All I Want For Christmas Is You finally reached the top spot! The Hot 100 blends all-genre streaming, radio airplay and sales data. Carey revealed her delight in a single tweet, publishing it a short few moments after Billboard’s announcements.

“We did it.”

The history behind Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas

The song essentially became a global hit in 1994. According to Billboard’s rules, it couldn’t compete on the Hot 100 chart as it was not commercially available as a single. However, that changed in December 1998 when U.S. top songs list welcomed Mariah’s song onto the charm for the first time on January 8, 2000.

Then came the 2003 holiday film Love Actually where a little Thomas Sangster played the drums while his ultimate crush Olivia Olson performed in front of their friends and family. The song, of course, showcases Carey’s vocal range appearing the list annually beginning in 2012 when Billboard’s ranking metrics added streams.

All I Want For Christmas’ 25th Anniversary.

For the song’s 25th anniversary, Mariah promoted it even harder than usual. She even dropped a new video for it, counting towards Hot 100 placement. This released the song as a standalone CD single for the first time ever. This week along posted 45-million streams, 27-thousand digital sales and 34-million radio plays.

Mariah Carey climbed to the top marking the first time a Christmas track has claimed number one on the Hot 100 in six decades when The Chipmunk Song reigned for a whole month in 1958-1959. Aside from that, the song also became Carey’s 19th number-one hit, putting her one song behind The Beatles‘ overall record of 20 top songs.

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