Mariah Carey: "All I Want For Christmas..." back on #1

Mariah Carey's (52) modern Christmas classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" again conquers the top of the "Billboard Hot 100 Songs".

Mariah Carey: "All I Want For Christmas..." back on #1

Mariah Carey's (52) modern Christmas classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" again conquers the top of the "Billboard Hot 100 Songs". For the fourth year in a row, the song from 1994 topped the hit list determined by the US magazine in December.

To date, no other song has managed to hold the number one position in four different years. The Hot 100 tracks streaming data, radio airplay and physical record sales.

Mariah Carey also extends her personal "Billboard" record with the return of her Christmas song. The singer has been at the top of the Hot 100 for 88 weeks. In the history of "Billboard", which has recorded the best-selling songs in the USA since 1958, no other artist has managed to do this. In second place is Rihanna (34) with 60 weeks at number 1, followed by the Beatles (59 weeks).

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" isn't the only Christmas song on the current Hot 100. Three other holiday songs follow in places 2 to 4: Brenda Lee's (78) "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" from 1958, "Jingle Bell Rock" (1957) by Bobby Helms (1933-1997) and "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (1964) by Burl Ives (1909-1995). "Last Christmas" (1984) by Wham! followed in ninth place.

In recent years, more and more Christmas carols have been appearing on the Hot 100 at the end of the year. "Billboard" explains this with the increasing spread of streaming songs on the Internet.

This development can be clearly understood with the help of Mariah Carey's perennial favorite. When it was released in 1994, the highest chart position of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was number 6. When it came back in 2000, the song did not go higher than number 86. But since 2012 it has been climbing almost continuously.

Mariah Carey also tops the Official German Charts, determined by GfK Entertainment, with "All I Want For Christmas Is You".

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