Mariah Carey set a new Spotify streaming record with THAT SONG

There was some concern/joy this season that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” had finally peaked and was on its way down as a cultural phenomenon. For a while, Brenda Lee’s 50s hit, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Street” was the most-streamed holiday song of 2022. When Mariah heard that, her reaction was “Hold my beer.”

On December 24 along, “All I Want” was the most-streamed song on Spotify, racking up 21.273 million listens. That’s not just a Christmas Eve record or a record for a holiday song. No track in history of the universe has been streamed more on Spotify than that in a 24-hour period.

Sorry, Taylor, BTS, and Adele. Mariah kicked everyone’s ass.

Fear not, though. Another few days and Mariah will be put back into storage. Until next time.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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