Mariah Carey’s 23-Year-Old Christmas Song Finally Reaches Billboard Hot 100 Top 10
Written by Complex on 18/12/2017
Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has entered the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 for the very first time. The accomplishment is long overdue as the song was originally released all the way back in 1994. It was featured on Carey’s fourth studio album Merry Christmas. The album sold 45,000 copies in its debut week and reached the No. 30 spot on the US Billboard 200.
Back to the present (no pun intended), “All I Want for Christmas Is You” climbed from the No. 11 position on the Hot 100, which was its previous peak, to the No. 9 slot.
Speaking to Billboard, Carey expressed her joy with the news. “This is such an amazing Christmas gift!” she 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. It truly warms my heart, and I am proud of this song that I wrote basically as a kid on my little Casio keyboard.”