Mariah’s iconic Christmas classic just achieved a monumental new milestone.
Exciting news for the lambs. Mariah Carey’s iconic Christmas classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” just achieved a monumental new milestone.
The song peaked at No. 9 on the Hot 100 this week, giving the track its highest position on the chart in its 24-year history – since it was first released in 1994. Its previous peak was at No. 11.
How? Streaming! It accounted for 70 percent of its chart points this week.
First, the numbers that result in “Christmas” (on Columbia/Legacy Records and co-written and co-produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff) hitting the Hot 100’s top 10. The song gains by 4 percent to 25.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Music; dips 8 percent to 19,000 downloads sold in the same tracking span; and lifts 28 percent to 34 million in airplay audience in the week ending Dec. 17. Those totals place “Christmas” at No. 7 on the Streaming Songs chart, No. 13 on Digital Song Sales and No. 36 on Radio Songs.
This marks Carey’s 28th Top 10 song.