Mariah Carey’s “Christmas” Tops Hot 100 for Twelfth Week – Billboard

Even with the latest week of data tracking reflecting the four days after Christmas Day (December 23-29), Mariah CareyThe song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart songs, reigns for 12 total weeks. And it’s been at number one this holiday season for a fourth week — the most during any Yuletide season since it began topping the year during the holidays in December 2019.

The song also became the second hit to dominate for four consecutive weeks, and the first in 64 years, after “The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville & the Chipmunks spent four frames at number one starting in December 1958.

Carey’s “Christmas” tops eight festive favorites in the Top 10 Hundred – with Carols covering the top seven for the first time. One appears for the first time in a level: Nat King ColeThe classic, “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You),” rose from No. 11 to No. 9, as the late legend slotted into the top 10 after an unprecedented hiatus of 59 years, six months, and a week. With the song debuting on the chart in 1960, it also completes the longest journey to reach the top ten: more than 62 years and three weeks.

The Hot 100 mixes all US airplay (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data. All charts (dated January 7, 2023) will be updated on tomorrow (January 4, one day later than usual due to the New Years holiday). For all chart news, you can follow @Billboard and @Billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.

Carey’s “Christmas” was released on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings for her album debut Merry Christmas In 1994 As The flow has grown It became holiday music more prominent On the streaming services’ playlists, the song first reached the top 10 in December 2017, and first cracked the top five in the 2018 holiday season, before topping during the holidays in 2019 (for three weeks), 2020 (two), 2021 (Three) This Season (Season One Best Four).

Broadcasting, broadcasting and sales: Carey’s song “Christmas” attracted 46.9 million streams (down 4%) and 24.6 million radio broadcast viewer impressions (down 38%) and sold 6,000 downloads (down 47%) in the US from December 23-29, according to Luminate .

The song dropped to No. 2 on the streaming songs chart after 18 cumulative weeks at the top; to No. 3 in Digital song sales after four full frames at the top; And to No. 24 from the top of No. 11 radio songs.

In the fourth week of “Christmas”…: Up to 12 weeks in total, Carey’s “Christmas” album extends its record for most time atop the Hot 100 for a holiday song. The only other seasonal single to perform, “The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville and the Chipmunks, spent, as noted above, four weeks at number one beginning in December 1958.

The two songs now share the tag for the most consecutive frames atop the Hot 100—four each—for a Yuletide title, as well as the most for any single holiday season.

In the fifth year of “Christmas”…: With this week’s Hot 100 release dated January 7, 2023, Carey’s “Christmas” is the first song to top the Hot 100 charts dated in five distinct years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and now 2023). No other song has prevailed in over two years.

a happy new year: Carey has now been number one on the Hot 100 in a remarkable 19 extended years (per Hot 100 chart dates): 1990-2000, 2005-06, 2008 and thanks to “Christmas” 2019-23.

After that, there are three acts that have each spent time atop the Hot 100 in 10 odd years: Paul McCartney / Wings (1971, 1973-76, 1978, 1980, 1982-84; in addition, the Beatles, with him as a member, led in seven years: 1964-1970); Michael Jackson (1972, 1979-80, 1983-84, 1987-88, 1991-92, 1995; in addition, he led the Jackson 5, with him in the group, in 1970); and Madonna (1984-87, 1989-92, 1995, 2000).

Carey’s third No. 1 in 12 weeks or more: Carey became the second artist, and the first woman, to have three songs top the Hot 100 for 12 or more weeks each. She joins Boyz II Men for the honor – with Carey and the group collaborating for one song contributing to the feat:

Mariah Carey:
16 weeks, “Nice Day”, with Boyz II Men, 1995-96
14 weeks, “We Belong Together”, 2005
12 weeks (so far), All I Want For Christmas Is You, 2019-22

Boyz II Men:
13 weeks, “End of the Road”, 1992
14 weeks, “I’ll Make Love to You” 1994
16 weeks, “Nice Day”, with Carey, 1995-1996

“Christmas” is Title XXII to dominate the Hot 100 for 12 weeks or longer, a run that just under 2% of its total 1,144 number one singles have achieved.

Longest run above the Hot 100: Carey’s longest single spans from a song’s first week at number one on the Hot 100 to its most recent, over three years and two weeks (December 21, 2019 to January 7, 2023).

Additionally, the final week atop the Hot 100 for “Christmas” extends Carey’s record for the longest time by an artist at number one on the chart to 32 years and five months, dating back to her first week atop the list dated August 4. , 1990, with her first single, “Vision of Love”.

Record Carey’s ninety-first week atop the Hot 100: With “Christmas,” Carey added a record-extending 91st week at number one on the Hot 100, dating from the chart on August 4, 1958, Start.

Most weeks at number one on the Hot 100:
91, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
54, Drake
50, Boyz II Men
47, usher
43, Beyoncé
37, Michael Jackson
34, Adele
34, Elton John
34, Bruno Mars

“Birthday” became Carey’s nineteenth Hot 100 number 1, the most among soloists and one away from the Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the first artist to have a number one on the chart in Four distinct decades, which returns to its first week at the top with “Vision of Love”. In addition, “Christmas” is the only title he led Four separate runs in the survey.

No. 1 on the Holiday 100: Carey’s “Christmas” culminates in the same multi-scale 100th birthday the chart for its 57th week, out of a total of 62 weeks on the chart since the list debuted in 2011. It has topped the list for 42 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season, and rules as top address On the The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time Schedule.

Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” originally released in 1958, has stayed at number two in the top 100 (for a ninth total week since it first hit the charts in December 2019) and tops the streaming charts, and is He dances merrily from No. 2, for the first time. (The initial streams total is the second highest for the week – 46.87 million, just below the 46.895 million record by Carey ‘Christmas’ – but Lee’s song tops Streaming Songs due to weighting being applied to all paid/subscription titles and ad-supported on-demand streams and programmed streams/ broadcast.) “Tree” also drew 20.9 million broadcast viewers (down 29%) and sold 2,000 (down 58%).

Released in 1957, “Jingle Bell Rock” by the late Bobby Helms charts at number three on the Hot 100, which it has reached in each of the last four holiday seasons; Wham! “Last Christmas” from 1984 rose to the new No. 4, from No. 5, after it reached the Top 5 for the first time. A week ago; and Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” from 1964, slipping to #5 from its #4 peak, which was achieved during each of the past four seasons of Yuletide.

Andy Williams’ 1963 “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” held on to number six on the Hot 100; It reached a peak of No. 5 over the 2020 holiday season. The song’s latest week in the top 10 extends the late singer’s record for the longest-running act to appear at the level to nearly 63 years and three months, dating back to his first week in the top 10 with “Lonely Street.” In October 1959.

Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” from 1970 climbed 8-7 on the Hot 100; It reached No. 6 best during the 2020 holiday.

Notably, the holiday hits shone like garnishes in the top seven of the Hot 100 for the first time in the chart’s history.

Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” bounces 9-8 on the Hot 100 after spending it The first six weeks on the chart at number one, starting in November. Meanwhile, it topped the radio songs for a second week, with 80.3 million viewers (up 1%).

Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) climbed from its previous peak of No. 11 Hot 100 (first reached over the holiday 2018) to No. 9, with 27.4 million streams (down 4%), 15.5 million in the streaming audience (down 30%) and 1,000 sold (down 41%).

The song, which Cole first recorded while fronting the King Cole trio in 1946, became his third Top 100 hit, after “Ramblin’ Rose” (No. 2, 1962) and (the corresponding theme from “Christmas”) “Those Slackers – Days of Summer”. Madness ”(No. 6, 1963). Cole, who passed away in 1965, is in the top 10 for the first time in 59 years, six months and a week, rewriting the record for the longest strike break in the area. last holiday season by The Ronettes, whose “roller skate” led the group into the top 10 after a wait of 58 years and two months.

Prior to this week, Cole had ranked last in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 dated June 29, 1963. That week, Ko Sakamoto’s “Sukiyaki” spent at number one and last week at number one, among other top ten chart-toppers. Leslie Gore’s “It’s My Party” (No. 2), Chiffons’ “Beautiful Day” (No. 7) and Leanne & Dean’s “Surf City” (No. 10).

(After August 1966, Cole didn’t hit the Hot 100 until “Christmas” came back over the 2013 holidays. However, he was heard about his daughter Natalie Cole’s hypothetical duet with him, “Unforgettable,” which reached No. 14 in 1991 and won, from among other Grammy Awards, Record of the Year in 1992.)

Additionally, Cole’s “Christmas” concludes Cole’s longest-running climb to the Top 1000, dating from its chart debut on December 12, 1960. Its 62-year, 26-day journey narrowly surpasses that of Chuck’s Perry’s “Run Rudolph Run” (62 years, 18 days) for the most time it has taken a song to reach the Top 10 since its debut; “Rudolph” arrived in 1958 and finally lit up the top ten during the 2020 holiday season.

Finishing in the top 10 of the Hot 100, Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” repeated at number ten, having topped the chart dated October 29.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow Billboard and @Billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Jan. 7, 2023), including the Hot 100 in their entirety, will be updated on tomorrow (Jan. 4). ).

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