Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Finally Hits No. 1!
It drives us to euphoria, it’s the most cherished, and literally the favorite Christmas song of all time. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” hits Billboard’s Number 1 spot as it takes the throne of Hot100 songs. Interestingly, the singer’s track never touched the top tier spot before this!
Mariah Carey Is Overjoyed About The News
Mariah Carey also reacted to the news, which was first revealed by Billboard itself.
The song AIWFCIY was first released back in 1994; back then due to some US chart rules the song did not qualify as a single. Later in 2000, the song got reworked to prepare a standalone version by Mariah Carey. Since then, it has become a seasonal fixture, especially during the festive season of Christmas. However, never did it gain such heights. This means that the song topped the charts for the first time in 25 years!
There have been many covers of the song, by Ariana Grande and CeeLo Green. Even Mariah used the song to kick off annual season festivities. Speaking of which, here is one news that you will be excited to see:
I will be signing copies of the deluxe anniversary edition of Merry Christmas at shop nation in NYC tomorrow!🦋🎄
To collect your wristband, come to the store tomorrow morning. First come, first served with purchase while supplies last. Only wristband holders can enter the event. pic.twitter.com/CDBNLsQUPE
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 17, 2019
The number 1 Hot100 singer will be present in New York city to give autographs on the said merchandise.
Regarding the song, Mariah Carey said this in an interview with the New York Times
“It’s something my die-hard fans think about, and people that are really close to me are talking to me about it literally all year. But I don’t need something else to validate the existence of this song. I used to pick it apart whenever I listened to it, but at this point, I feel like I’m finally able to enjoy it. I just truly love the holidays – I know it’s corny, and I don’t care.”
Carey enjoyed much of the benefits from the increase in streaming media. Just on YouTube, the song has over 600 million views. It is also available on Apple Music, and Spotify, two of the biggest music streaming services. The song choice especially escalates almost exponentially during Christmas. Music industry analyst, Nielsen, reports that “All I Want For Christmas Is You” streams hit 12.6 million in 2014, and rising to 185 million after four years in 2018.