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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Makes a Festive Comeback on the Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey has hit the Billboard Hot 100 earlier than ever, entering the top 20! And there’s still two weeks left until December, the month when ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ really shines. It seems like this year will be extra special for Carey and her holiday classic.

It’s that time of year again when Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” takes over the airwaves and brings festive cheer to millions of listeners around the world. And this year is no exception, as the song makes a triumphant return to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reminding us all why it has become a timeless classic.

According to the latest data from Billboard, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 17, marking its continued popularity and enduring appeal. The song garnered an impressive 14 million official streams, representing a 29% increase compared to the previous tracking week. Additionally, it received 7.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, experiencing a staggering 333% surge, and sold 1,500 copies, showing a 7% rise in sales, all within the Nov. 10-16 tracking week.

And it isn’t meant to stop there. On November 19, the song “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Carey saw a spike in streams on Spotify, hitting over 3 million plays in one day. This surge catapulted the holiday classic to the top 10 spots of the Spotify Global Chart.

For many, the return of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” to the Hot 100 is a clear sign that the holiday season is officially here. The song has become synonymous with Christmas and has cemented its place as a staple in holiday playlists worldwide. Its catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and Mariah Carey’s powerhouse vocals have captivated listeners for over two decades, making it a beloved anthem of the season.

Mariah Carey’s holiday hit has enjoyed consistent success on the Billboard Hot 100, having spent a total of 12 weeks at No. 1. It first hit the top 10 in 2017, and finally made it to the number one spot in December 2019, becoming the second holiday song to reign after “The Chipmunk Song.” Since then, it has continued to top the charts through its 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons, making it the most successful Christmas song in history.

Over the years, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become a cultural phenomenon, transcending the boundaries of a traditional holiday song. It has been covered by countless artists, featured in movies and commercials, and has even inspired its own animated film. The song’s popularity has extended far beyond the holiday season, becoming a year-round favorite for many.

In addition to helping Carey claim the longest span of any soloist topping the Hot 100, “All I Want for Christmas is You” has also contributed to her impressive record of 91 weeks at No. 1 among all her leaders, the most of any artist. Carey performed the song on screen for the first time as part of the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19), where she also received the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the hit. In an emotional acceptance speech, Carey expressed her gratitude to her fans and Billboard for their longstanding support.

While we continue to stream “All I Want for Christmas is You” on a loop and send the physical purchases and airplay requests through the roof, let’s all take a moment to sit back and wait in anticipation of the song reaching new heights once again this year. And with any luck, perhaps we’ll see Carey’s Merry Christmas album finally achieve its long deserved Diamond certification!

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