Mariah Carey is Ending 2020 Atop All the Major Charts

Mariah Carey at Variety's Power of Women event in October. Photo by Rob Latour for Variety/Shutterstock (10440153an)

New singles are taking a backseat to Christmas classics on the charts this winter, and it’s not difficult to guess which song is ruling them all. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” returned to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in addition to ruling the global charts.

Originally released in 1994, this smash-hit first topped the chart last holiday season, before returning to the top spot. This is not an anomaly on the Billboard Hot 100 this week since three more holiday classics made it to the top 10: Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run”.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” logged its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, which makes it the longest-running holiday no. 1 hit in the history of this chart. It also became the first song at no. 1 in three distinct years since it’s set to enter 2021 on the top spot.

In addition to leading the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” also made it to no. 1 on Billboard’s global charts, both including and excluding the U.S.