‘Oh Santa!’ – originally released in 2010 and found aboard Mariah Carey‘s second holiday album ‘Merry Christmas II You’ – peaked at #100 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its prime.
Its revamp, which features fellow GRAMMY-winning songstresses Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande, came as the most highly touted portion of Carey’s top-rated Apple TV+ showing, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” as it ultimately put to rest rumors of feuding between the Pop icon and Grande.
The star-studded holiday event quickly proved itself a hit for its streaming network, topping its viewership tallies in over 100 countries (as we reported here). ‘Santa,’ on the other hand, seemed poised to deliver similar results at first, but – as the refreshed Hot 100 reveals – didn’t quite hit the mark.
Find out why inside:
The Sony Music distributed soundtrack single, co-written by and featuring Carey, was made available exclusively on Apple Music December 4 for an entire week before its wide release on other platforms December 11. Its #76 placement on this week’s Hot 100 mostly reflects its performance on that streamer, which means there’s hope it will reach higher heights next week once other streaming, digital download, and radio airplay data is factored in.
All is far from lost, however.
First, Mariah’s domination of the holiday season was reaffirmed this week when ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’ soared back to #1 (as seen below). For Hudson, the positioning marks her overall highest placement on the tally since 2015 as co-star on Iggy Azalea‘s ‘Trouble’ (which peaked at #67). Lastly, for Grande, the positioning marks the highest placement among her holiday releases since 2014’s ‘Santa Tell Me’ peaked at #39.