24 years after making its Hot 100 debut, Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ has not only proven itself to be an enduring yuletide classic but has actually increased its popularity over the years.
As we reported here, the tune rose to #6 (its Hot 100 peak at the time) in mid-December thanks to Spotify-shattering streams and digital downloads. Now, just two weeks later, reports have surfaced Carey’s 2018 Christmas gift – though a week late – has come in the form of news the tune has cracked the top 5 for the first time ever!
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which two weeks earlier became the highest-charting holiday season-themed hit on the Hot 100 in almost 60 years, now becomes the first such song to reach the top five in that span, jingling 7-3, passing its prior No. 6 peak.
“Christmas”…becomes the first holiday hit ever to reach No. 1 on Streaming Songs (which began in January 2013). Winning the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer award, it pushes 3-1 on Streaming Songs, up 49 percent to 51.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 27, a new record weekly total for a seasonal song.
“Christmas” also gains on Digital Song Sales (16,000, up 13 percent, although it falls 11-17), while plunging 18-43 on Radio Songs (24.2 million, down 41 percent)…