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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Has Reentered The Top 10 Songs Chart

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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Has Reentered The Top 10 Songs Chart

It's not even December and people are already kicking off the festive season with Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.

While there are loads of things that will signal the arrival of the Christmas season, whether that be the first dusting of snow, Xmas markets, mulled wine, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck or even a few festive commercials, nothing beats Carey's seasonal hit song.

We get to hear it while we're getting petrol, shopping for presents, at every office party and Christmas shindig. Aren't we lucky?

Even though we are a little less than a month out from the big December 25 date, people are clearly getting ready for the big day as 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' has reentered the Top 10 on the US Spotify Songs chart.

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It's at number nine at the moment and has been streamed a whopping 821,000 times a day. There is no doubt it will rocket up that list as we edge closer to Christmas.

Carey revealed to Entertainment Weekly 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."

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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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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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.

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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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