Call it poetic justice! Because when Christmas Day arrives, Mariah Carey will officially be sitting atop of the charts with her classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’
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The latest edition of the Billboard Hot 100 has been unveiled and reveals that Mimi has nabbed a second week at #1 – after the song hit the top of the tally last week for the first time since its release 25 years ago.
So how do the numbers stack up?
During the tracking week, ‘All I Want’ amassed the following US stats: 15,000 digital downloads, an all-format radio audience of 42.9 million, and streams 54.4 million.
The latter sees Carey’s classic breaks its own record for the biggest streaming week ever for a holiday song.
Without much new competition, the track may well be on its way to its third week at #1.
Because, having organically hit pole position for its first two weeks, this week sees some of the clever marketing activations designed to amplify its sales kick-in.
For instance, remember those limited edition signed versions, cassettes, vinyls and the like Mariah announced way before Xmas? Well, they all had listed dispatch dates of December 21st. Which would most likely see those units count for the upcoming tracking week. Super smart, if you ask us.
Should that come to fruition, it’d see Mimi earn the incredible honor of boasting #1s in four separate decades.
Whatever the case, we’re elated she’s slaying the game! It’s so deserved.
Tidbit: Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ climbed to #2 this week, a new peak and the first time two holiday songs have occupied the top two positions on the Hot 100.