We all know that the song of the holiday season is a little number by the Queen of Christmas and Duchess of All Things Festive, Mariah Carey. You may have heard of it. It’s called, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The song is played all season long for no reason other than it is amazing and joyous, but now, there’s a real reason to…
The song, released 23 years ago, has finally hit top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100! Talk about a Christmas miracle!
With the holidays fast approaching and people sinking into the nostalgic embrace of the spirit of the season, GRAMMY winner @MariahCarey's 1994 rendition of "All I Want For #Christmas Is You" was streamed over 25 million times in the U.S. alone last week: https://t.co/EFGaudubIy pic.twitter.com/iWLmUVgLW1
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) December 19, 2017
But how could the song of the season just be making it into the top 10 when it is all we have heard throughout the entire month of December for the past two decades? It turns out that, 23 years ago, the song (though iconic from the start) was not released as a single, and therefore wasn’t eligible for a spot on Billboard’s list.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 for the first time 23 years after its 1994 release. The song was ineligible for inclusion on Billboard Hot 100 during its original release, because it was not released commercially as a single. pic.twitter.com/OzOk2YgaCn
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) December 19, 2017
But today, the song finally got the recognition that it deserves. Mariah expressed her gratitude in a tweet, shouting out all of her #lambs.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 18, 2017
But she also told Billboard, “It truly warms my heart, and I am proud of this song that I wrote basically as a kid on my little Casio keyboard.”
Did you hear that, kids writing songs on your Casio keyboards? You can also be known as the Christmas Queen! You just need to ~*believe*~.
all i want for christmas is you by mariah carey just reached a new peak and became a billboard top 10 hit this week even though its over 20 years old if that isn't an inspirational story to never give up then idk what is
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) December 19, 2017
Carey called making the top 10 “an amazing Christmas gift” and said, “As a songwriter, I feel so honored to have this song reach Billboard’s [Hot 100] top 10 for the first time. I honestly never thought we’d be talking about this happening, but I’m so thankful to everyone who embraces this song as part of their holiday tradition.”
She’s prob sipping wine while taking a nice bath and making millions on a song she recorded 23 years ago what a legend
— Sarah (@respectwhamen) December 19, 2017
This is such a moment. I think I’m short circuiting out of happiness.
YALL NEED TO MAKE THIS A TOP 5 HIT! pic.twitter.com/wm0TAFF1fR
— #Butterfly20 (@iseeyouupthere) December 18, 2017
I hope that everyone spends the day the way that Mariah would want us to: Listening to “All I Want for Christmas is You” until our ears fall off.
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