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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Hits Number 1 On The Charts

Stewart Perrie

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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Hits Number 1 On The Charts

Well, she's done it again. The Christmas song queen Mariah Carey, has reached Number 1 on the UK charts for the first time with her seasonal banger 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.

Big Top 40 has revealed the singer managed to reach the number one spot on The Official Big Top 40 on Sunday evening (December 6).

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' knocked off Little Mix's 'Sweet Melody' from the top spot and becomes the first time Carey's Christmas track has reached number one on the UK chart.

The song debuted at number five and peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart when it was first released in 1994.


Since then the highest the song has reached on the Big Top 40 was number six back in 2011.

Credit: Mariah Carey/YouTube
Credit: Mariah Carey/YouTube

The song has been streamed, downloaded and played hundreds of thousands of times to reach the ultimate spot and there's still plenty more days left before Christmas arrives.

Carey revealed to Entertainment Weekly last year where she found the inspiration for the song.


She said: "I wrote the beginning and the middle on the keyboard in a little house in Upstate New York, in a room by myself. I just started thinking about all things Christmas and growing up as a kid that loves Christmas. I think that's why it's such a festive record."

Despite the song being released more than 25 years ago, it only managed to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States for the first time ever last year.

Mariah celebrated the achievement with a simple post that said: "We did it."

It wasn't eligible for the charts when it was first released because it wasn't put out as a single, while it was also previously ruled in the US that a song couldn't chart if it was a recurrent single.


However, according to Pitchfork, Mariah released Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) to celebrate the song turning 25 and this helped push the single further up the charts.

The Christmas classic regularly appears in the upper echelons of 'best festive songs' countdowns, but there's also a large number of people who absolutely despise the track.

A survey published last year from Huawei asked Brits to vote on what they considered to be the most annoying festive singles, and Carey's ubiquitous seasonal hit unsurprisingly topped the list by a wide margin.


It gets streamed loads of times every year and smashed holiday streaming records in 2018 after being played a whopping 11 million times on Christmas Eve alone.

Other songs ranked highly in the Huawei poll included many of the usual suspects, including 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid, 'Last Christmas' by Wham! and of course, the infamous 'Merry Christmas Everybody' by Slade.

The full list is a follows:

  1. 'All I Want for Christmas is You' - Mariah Carey
  2. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - Band Aid
  3. 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' - Wizzard
  4. 'Merry Xmas Everybody' - Slade
  5. 'Last Christmas' - Wham!
  6. 'Fairytale of New York' - The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  7. 'Baby It's Cold Outside' - Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
  8. 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' - Jackson 5
  9. 'Santa Baby' - Eartha Kitt
  10. 'Jingle Bells' - Andrews Sister

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Topics: Christmas, Entertainment, Music

Stewart Perrie
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