Chart Check [Hot 100]: Oh No! ‘Oh Santa’ Off To a Bad Start?

Published: Saturday 19th Dec 2020 by Rashad

‘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.


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  1. Nicky December 19, 2020

    It’s okay

    Camicky didn’t even debut at all

    Another flop that didn’t even hit Hot 100 or even Bubbling


    I thought she was such a Star??

    • Susan December 19, 2020


  2. Susan December 19, 2020

    Mariah is fine. All I want for Christmas is #1. The original version of this song was a flop, so I don’t think she expected this to hit #1. Arianas time has passed. Her peak was TU,N. Mariah is still the queen of Christmas and unbothered

  3. Yo December 19, 2020


    Tgj: oh Santa off on a bad start

    Nobody cares

  4. UHoesFunny December 19, 2020

    None of this matters when your song from 25 years ago is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 💀

  5. Clarks0o0ñ December 19, 2020

    The year has officially come to an end and normani didnt chart any song thru out 2020.

    I thought she was the new Beyonce?
    I thought u guys said she was gonna dominate 2020? So what happened?

    Camila and shawn’s Christmas song was released on Saturday .
    If they were gunning for it to chart, they would have released it on Friday

    It’s not even an original song, it’s a cover.
    It’s also a charity single.
    They both donated 100k when they released this song. And sales from this Christmas song goes to charity.

    • Susan December 19, 2020

      Why didn’t Camilas Christmas song with Shawna hit the hot 100? 🥴🥴🥴 You’re the biggest deflector in history. And before you repeat your comments about Normani, we don’t give two phux about her. NONE OF THE FIFTH HARMONY GIRLS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO BE SOLO! SIMON PUT THEM IN A GROUP FOR A REASON!!

      • Clarks0o0ñ December 19, 2020

        “Why didn’t Camilas Christmas song with Shawna hit the hot 100? ”

        It was released on Saturday.
        It’s a cover song
        It’s a charity single . Proceeds from the song goes to charity

        If the song was a huge hit u wouldn’t refer to it as “Camila’s Christmas song ”
        Ur a joke.

        I have answered ur question, now answer mine

        When last did normani see the inside of the billboard hot 100?
        Where is normani’s album
        U guys said normani was gonna dominate 2020, so what happened? Why didnt she dominate?

        Here comes the excuses and deflecting

      • Susan December 20, 2020

        And you did exactly what I said you would do. Read next time you c_unt. Reading is fundamental.

  6. Nicky December 19, 2020

    Lmfaoooooo@ Camicky pyscho fan with excuses

    Justin and Ariana released a charity song that charter this year.

    Poor Camicky. Another flop for the books along with a side of Canceled tour. Lmfaoooo!

    Normani is still recording her album. We know you’re ready! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    What’s the point in releasing multiple songs like Camicky to flop and not chart? Lmaooooo

  7. Rashad December 20, 2020

    How is this a bad start when the you g artists like Ariana and Taylor can’t even catch fire with their Christmas songs? Mariah is a true legendary queen and has nothing to prove when she has a massively successful year without a studio album or tour 30 years into her career. A true queen of music

  8. #TheTruth December 20, 2020

    MC has some amazing remixes in her catalogue. That sound nothing like the original.
    That was very underwhelming. The harmonized whistles is the only good part.
    She should have done a brand new song. Or just a feature with Ariana on her next album to gain interest from a younger fanbase, maybe a good place on the Hot 100.
    I hope she’ll put a new album out in 2021 and tour in 2022.

  9. Jessy December 20, 2020

    I’m so in love with this song! I play it on repeat 🙂

  10. PinotNoir December 20, 2020

    The people have spoken.

    We’ll indulge you one holiday song per year. Not your obvious ploys to extend your record if #1’s.

    Try featuring JLo. Bigger impact!

  11. JOHNVIDAL December 20, 2020

    I don´t think anybody expected more than that. Bishh what I´m stunned by is that All I Want has reached #1 this year again!!! I still hadn´t read the news.

  12. Abel December 20, 2020

    It’s impossible to read thir article eith so many ads popping up

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  14. Theman December 20, 2020

    Y’all do understand that it wasn’t on any other platform outside of Apple. So it’s chart position wasn’t at its highest.

  15. Detruth December 20, 2020

    Well I love it 🤷🏾‍♂️

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