2021 is just around the corner and it was pretty easy to predict which song will be on top of all the major charts once it’s here. As predicted, Mariah Carey’s classic holiday tune “All I Want for Christmas is You” is ruling the Billboard Hot 100 and global charts.
It’s been almost three decades since Carey released this song back in 1994, but its popularity isn’t fading away. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 2019, and it’s currently the longest-running holiday no. 1 hit in the chart’s history, with five weeks on top.
In addition to topping the Hot 100, “All I Want for Christmas is You” became the first song to rule the chart in three distinct years because it will still be at no. 1 once 2021 starts. It also made it to the top of Billboard’s global charts, both including and excluding the U.S.
Carey’s Christmas classic isn’t the only holiday song that made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run” also entered the chart.