Can you believe that MC’s iconic Christmas bop, “All I Want For Christmas is You” just hit #1 in the U.S for the first time ever… and 25 years later?!
The year was 1994 and the sweet, sweet fantasy that is Mariah Carey released a very festive Holiday album, simply entitled ‘Merry Christmas’.
It spawned three well received singles but the now eternal Christmas classic, All I Want For Christmas Is You hit the festive feels… hard… for many Christmas lovers around the world!
Despite all the popularity and love for this piece of Christmas iconic-ness, Mimi’s festive offering never attained the #1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (in the U.S.)
Cut to 25 years later and now, just in time for the most wonderful time of the year, Billboard recently announced that All I Want For Christmas has topped the Hot 100 charts for the first time ever, some 25 years after it was first released!
— billboard (@billboard) December 16, 2019
Queen Mimi has shared her joy across her social media accounts, simply writing “we did it” followed by MC’s fave emoji’s.
This news brings some other exciting musical stats for the entertainer.
- It’s the first time in over 60 years that a Christmas or holiday single has topped the US Billboard charts – the exception was back in 1958, when The Chipmunk Song peaked at number one for four weeks.
- The 25-year journey to number one also represents the longest time between a single release and hitting #1 of any song in Billboard history – beating out Elton John‘s 1973 Candle In The Wind, which didn’t hit #1 until 24 years later in 1997.
- This is now Mimi’s 19th U.S. #1 hit – sitting 1 behind the Beatles at 20 #1’s. MC’s last number one her 2008 E=MC2 lead single, Touch My Body.
It has been the case for years, but now it’s officially safe to say Mariah Carey is the QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS!