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17th Dec 2019

Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ finally reaches No.1 in the US

Jade Hayden


A number one spot on the US top 100 Billboard chat after 25 years of trying to make it there, tbh.

And finally, finally, after a quarter of a century, Mariah Carey has done herself just that and made it to the top of the charts with her most iconic and heart warming song, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’

Incredible scenes.

The singer broke the news herself on Twitter this week, revealing that after months of campaigning, years of belting out the same lyrics, and one million tonnes of fake snow, she had finally done it.

“We did it,” Carey confirmed, alongside a couple of crying emojis. Fair play to her.

The first time the iconic track was released all the way back in 1994 (honestly), it was an EP, so it wasn’t physically able to be entered in the Billboard chart.

In 2000, the song was eventually re-released as a single, meaning that it could – for the first time – rise up the charts.

Since then, Carey’s fans, Christmas fans, and just fans of wholesome content in general have made it their mission to get ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ to No.1 in the States.

And now they’ve finally done it. What a day.

Carey chatted about the track in an interview with The New York Times, saying that after years of sort of being embarrassed by the song, she’s now able to enjoy it.

“It’s something my die-hard fans think about, and people that are really close to me are talking to me about it literally all year,” she said.

“But I don’t need something else to validate the existence of this song. I used to pick it apart whenever I listened to it, but at this point, I feel like I’m finally able to enjoy it.”

Us too, girl. Us too.