Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Jingles Back to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 | Billboard

No. 1 again after almost a year: Carey’s “Christmas” first topped the Hot 100 dated Dec. 21, 2019, and also led the lists dated Dec. 28, 2019, and Jan. 4, 2020. As it returns to No. 1 this week, on the chart dated Dec. 19, it reigns again after a break of 11 months and 15 days. Only one other song in the Hot 100’s history has returned to the summit after a longer break: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” topped the Hot 100 dated Sept. 19, 1960, before, thanks to new popularity among adult audiences, it resurged to lead the lists dated Jan. 13 and 20, 1962, ruling again after a gap of a year, three months and three weeks. The latter’s longevity helped spark its No. 1 status on the Greatest of All-Time Hot 100 recap.

Carey’s record 83rd week atop Hot 100: With “Christmas,” Carey claims her record-extending 83rd week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
83, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake

“Christmas” last year became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and lifting her to within one of The Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the first artist to have ranked at No. 1 on the chart in four distinct decades.

7 x 4: Of Carey’s 19 Hot 100 No. 1s, “Christmas” is her record-tying seventh to rule for four weeks or more. Here’s a rundown: 16 weeks at No. 1, “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men), 1995-96 / 14 weeks, “We Belong Together,” 2005 / 8 weeks, “Fantasy,” 1995; “Dreamlover,” 1993 / 4 weeks, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” 2019-20; “Hero,” 1993-94; “Vision of Love,” 1990.

Rihanna also boasts seven No. 1s (of her 14 total) that have each led for four or more weeks, including her longest-leading No. 1, “We Found Love” (10 weeks, 2011-12).

Historic No. 1 in U.S. & U.K.: Carey’s “Christmas” additionally makes international chart history, becoming the first holiday song to have topped both the U.S.-based Hot 100 and the Official UK Singles chart, where this week it reigns for the first time. (While just two seasonal songs have ever led the Hot 100, “Christmas” is the latest in the tradition of such hits reaching No. 1 on the UK list.)

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