You know that someone’s music is great when it can top charts after two decades of being released, and we can give it up to Mariah Carey because her ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is number 1 single in the United Kingdom.
According to Billboard, Mariah’s classic Christmas tune, which was released on her fourth studio album and first holiday album, Merry Christmas in 1994, climbs from its peak position of number 2 to the top spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, completing a record 26-year journey. It is said that the modern classic was originally held off the top spot by East 17’s Stay Another Day.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You reaches the summit in its 104th week. According to the Official Charts Company, no other song in history has spent as many weeks in the UK. op 40 before eventually reaching number 1.”
Mariah leads a festive UK chart which features 23 holiday-themed songs in the Top 40, including six in the Top 10. She is joined by The Pogues featuring Kirsty Maccoll’s Fairytale Of New York, Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone, Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas, and Elton John’s Step Into Christmas.
Mariah later took to Twitter to express her joy over the news that All I Want For Christmas Is You took the number one spot.
Jumping up and down in front of the Christmas tree with the kids and the dogs. Blasting "All I Want For Christmas Is You", and sending virtual hugs to everyone across the pond who helped make it happen! Love you so much!!!🎄🎉🎉🎉🎄🎄🎄❤️❤️❤️🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 https://t.co/bdfTvTpNhZ
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 11, 2020
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