‘All I Want for Christmas’ by Mariah Carey Returns to No. 1 on US Charts

by Will Shepard

If Christmas has a theme song, it might just be “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey. The ultra-popular song once again has made it back to the pinnacle of music.

Carey’s song is back at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song originally was released in 1994 on her album Merry Christmas.

Last year, the song topped the charts for three weeks during the holiday season for the first time. However, this year it is back on top. This is a historic mark for any song in the chart’s 62-year history. This ties the most amount of time at number one on the charts.

Mariah Carey is No Stranger to The Top of Charts

This yuletide song ties a mark set by Rihanna for the most singles spending four weeks at the top of the charts. That number stands at seven even though she has 19 No. 1 hits. So, if Carey can release another hit song that spends four weeks on top of the Billboard charts, she will have sole possession of first place all-time.

Carey also is extending her record of most total weeks spent at number one on the chart. She has 83 over weeks in her 30-year music career. Rihanna has 60 collective weeks, while the Beatles have 59 weeks in third place.

This song, though, is not the only holiday style song in the top ten. Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” and Justin Beiber’s “Holy” join Carey.

Additionally, Carey sings on a remix of “Oh Santa!” which is doing well this year. The song currently sits at number 76 on the charts. Carey talks about how cool it was working with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson on the song.

“It really was a special moment. I think people felt it in the room. I enjoyed it as a producer and a songwriter. It was cool just to take a new approach with it because that was always my [original] inspiration, for it to be a girls’ group type of thing. But I layered it and made it my own girls’ group when I first did it. [To] reinvent that song with these incredible women was a very special moment.”

[H/T Entertainment Weekly]