Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ Returns to No. 1

Melissa M. Munoz

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Xmas has come early on the Billboard charts, and Mariah Carey has an specially huge present waiting. “All I Want for Xmas Is You,” Carey’s legendary Xmas hit, returns to No. 1 on the Hot 100, immediately after formerly reaching the top place for the very first time almost a year back on December 16, 2019. Then, it was the initial Xmas No. 1 in 60 many years, given that “The Chipmunk Tune,” and it held on to come to be the very first No. 1 of the 2020s — a considerable feat for a music that arrived out in 1994. Now, Carey not only closes out 2020 at No. 1 yet again but also winds down her yearlong celebration of her 30th vocation anniversary, which also bundled the release of her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey her compilation The Rarities and a new Christmas particular. In its fourth 7 days at No. 1, “All I Want for Christmas” also ties “The Chipmunk Song” for the longest chart-topping operate for a holiday getaway song. The move also arrives as Carey’s Xmas album, Merry Xmas, bounces again to No. 10 on the Billboard 200.

Carey apart, it is a major week all all around for holiday getaway audio on the charts, with five complete Xmas music in the major ten. It is mostly the normal suspects, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ All around the Xmas Tree” at No. 3, Bobby Helms’s “Jingle Bell Rock” at No. 5, and Andy Williams’s “It’s the Most Amazing Time of the Year” at No. 6. But rounding out the team is José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” at No. 10, the first prime-ten visual appearance for the tune, 50 a long time right after its launch. Just love all this festivity ahead of Taylor Swift swoops into the charts following 7 days.

Update, 3:05 p.m.: Mariah Carey responded to her return to No. 1 on Twitter, with copious emoji. “WOW! 🤯🥳🥰🤩😇I definitely was not expecting this at all!!” she tweeted. “Eternally grateful for the enduring success of this track. ‘I really don’t want a lot for Christmas …’ just wishing for a little bit far more Joy and some holiday spirit for all, in particular this calendar year. Merry Xmas! Like, MC 🎄❄️❤️☮️.”

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