Mariah Carey has taken over the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” She knocked out Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” off the perch after a six-week streak at the top of the charts.
To be fair, the advent of the Christmas season and Mariah’s holiday classic tune had to work together in tandem to challenge Swift’s dominance on the charts. Currently, the top four spots on the Billboard charts are taken by Christmas songs.
Mariah Carey captures the Christmas magic
Joining Mariah Carey are these four other songs:
- Brenda Lee -Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
- Burl Ives – A Holly Jolly Christmas
- Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage – Creepin
Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero now sits at the sixth position at the Billboard charts.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
The classic Mariah Carey song first debuted in 1994. It has become a monster hit as a modern Christmas carol, aided by the debut of online music streaming services.
All I Want for Christmas is You made its triumphant return to the top 10 position in December 2017. It resurfaced a year later, this time making it to the top 5.
For the next four years 2019-2022, it made consecutive returns to the number 1 position on the Billboard charts.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how long it stayed at the top of the charts:
- 2019 – three weeks
- 2020 – two weeks
- 2021 – three weeks
What is it about this Mariah Carey song that has people humming it year after year during Christmas? All I Want for Christmas Is You also holds the record for the most time at No. 1. It has been featured for nine weeks as the top holiday song. Its only competition remains “The Chipmunk Song” which managed four weeks at the top of the rankings.