Mariah Carey is the reigning queen of the holiday season, and this year she is proving her status by making history on the Billboard Hot 100. Twenty-three years after the release of her iconic anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You” the single has reached a new peak on the chart. Yesterday (December 18) Billboard announced it had soared into the top 10 and landed at the ninth spot for the first time in its history.
This marks Mimi’s 28th top 10 release; her last came in 2009 with “Obsessed.” It also appears to be the first time a song has taken 23 years to peak in the top 10. Although it was blocked from charting on the Hot 100 upon its initial release, a change in the rules in 2012 has enabled it to soar up the charts every year off impressive streaming numbers. This week alone streaming accounts for 70 percent of its sales.
Last year “All I Want For Christmas Is You” reached its previous peak at number 11. However, this year it has been helped along by the release of an animated movieinspired by the song. The legendary release remains Mimi’s defining holiday anthem and takes the top spot on nearly every Christmas playlist. It is so beloved that this week it tops the Holiday 100 chart for the 29th week. Since it was created in 2011, no other song has topped the chart for more than two weeks. Revisit the enduring single below!
This article was originally published by: Idolator