It had to happen eventually: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” reaches #1 on the US singles chart

Ugh. It took a while–the song came out in 1994, which has to be some kind of record–but Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” has reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

The song’s chart position has only gotten stronger over last couple of years, boosted largely by its availability on streaming platforms. It reached the Top 10 for the first time in 2017, climbed to #3 last year, and finally hit the top spot this week.

A quick look at the streaming charts in the US show that the song was the most-streamed in ‘Murica with 40,202,499, eclipsing “Lucid Dreams” by rapper Juice WRLD who died last week and saw a spike of 247% in streams for that song.

In the Canada, the number for “All” was 3,868,120, good for the number two position.

Radio airplay is out of control, too. Last week, the song was spun 9,370 times on North American radio.

Hang in there. Only a few more weeks and it’ll be all over. Until next year.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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