Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Scores 14th Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a second consecutive week – as it logs a 14th total week at No. 1, dating to its first coronation in December 2019.

Notably, the modern Yuletide standard is Carey’s third Hot 100 leader of at least 14 weeks – as she becomes the first artist in the chart’s history with three such No. 1s. She previously reigned for 16 weeks with “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men, in 1995-96 and for 14 weeks with “We Belong Together” in 2005.

“Christmas” has ruled the Hot 100 over five holiday seasons. It was originally released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in November 1994 and, as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ playlists, it hit the top 10 for the first time in December 2017 and has now led during the holidays in 2019 (for three weeks), 2020 (two), 2021 (three), 2022 (four) and 2023 (two to date).

Elsewhere, José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” returns to the Hot 100’s top 10, dashing from No. 12 to No. 9.

In all, nine seasonal songs infuse the Hot 100’s top 10 – tying for the most in a single week; nine holiday hits first decorated the tier on the chart dated Jan. 2, 2021.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated Dec. 30, 2023) will update on tomorrow (Dec. 27, a day later than usual due to the Christmas holiday). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Streams, airplay & sales: Carey’s “Christmas,” on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, drew 48.4 million streams (up 15%) and 31.7 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 21%) and sold 7,000 downloads (down 7%) in the U.S. Dec. 15-21, according to Luminate.

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The single holds at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart, following 18 weeks at No. 1; dips 3-4 on Digital Song Sales, following four frames at No. 1; and rises 22-17 on Radio Songs, where it hit a No. 11 high last season.

Carey’s record third Hot 100 No. 1 of 14 weeks or more: Carey is the first artist with three songs that have dominated the Hot 100 for 14 or more weeks each. She one-ups Boyz II Men, who have notched three leaders of 13 or more frames apiece, with Carey and the group having teamed for the 16-week No. 1 smash “One Sweet Day.”

Here’s a recap of Carey’s three such Hot 100 No. 1s:

16 weeks, “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men, 1995-9614 weeks (to-date), “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” 2019-2314 weeks, “We Belong Together,” 2005

Carey’s record 93rd week atop Hot 100: With “Christmas,” Carey adds her record-extending 93rd 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:

“Christmas” became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and one away from 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, dating to her first week on top in August 1990 with her debut hit, “Vision of Love.”

Holiday hits atop the Hot 100: Now up to 14 weeks, Carey’s “Christmas” extends its mark as the holiday song with the most time tallied atop the Hot 100, among three such No. 1s. “The Chipmunk Song,” by The Chipmunks with David Seville, spent four weeks on top beginning in December 1958, followed by Brenda Lee’s two weeks on top to begin this holiday season with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” also released in 1958.

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No. 1 in record 64th week on Hot 100: Carey’s “Christmas” rules the Hot 100 in its 64th week on the chart. It passes Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” for the latest, by total chart weeks, that a song has led the list. The latter completed a record 59-week trip to No. 1 in March 2022 and reigned for five consecutive weeks, through its 63rd frame; it went on to amass a record 91 weeks on the chart.

No. 1 on Holiday 100: Plus, Carey’s “Christmas” concurrently keeps atop the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart, which uses the same methodology as the Hot 100. It leads for a 60th week, of the chart’s 67 total weeks since the list originated in 2011. It also rules as the top title on the Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs recap.

At No. 2 on the Hot 100, Lee’s “Rockin’ ” adds a fifth week atop Streaming Songs (49.4 million streams, up 17%, good for top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100).

The rest of the all-holiday top five on the Hot 100 holds in place: Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” released in 1957, at its No. 3 high; Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” from 1984, at its No. 4 best; and Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” from 1964, at No. 5, after reaching No. 4.

Jack Harlow’s “Lovin On Me” keeps at No. 6 on the Hot 100, four weeks after it became his third No. 1. The chart’s top nonholiday title wins the list’s top Airplay Gainer award (50.2 million, up 16%) and claims a sixth week each atop the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.

Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” from 1963, repeats at No. 7 on the Hot 100, having hit No. 5. The late singer now sports a record span of 64 years, two months and three weeks from his first week in the top 10 with “Lonely Street” in October 1959 through his latest week in the bracket.

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Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!,” from 1959, rises 10-8 on the Hot 100, returning to its best first reached in the 2020 holiday season.

José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” returns to the Hot 100’s top 10, jingling 12-9 with 24.9 million streams (up 19%), 23.8 million in airplay audience (up 5%) and 2,000 sold (up 12%). The 1970 classic hit a No. 6 high over the 2020 holiday season.

The beloved entertainer, 78, was honored with the first Billboard Legend Award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Putting a bow on the Hot 100’s top 10, The Ronettes’ “Sleigh Ride” backtracks to No. 10 from its No. 8 high. The act now boasts a span of 60 years, three months and one week in the top 10, dating to its iconic No. 2-peaking “Be My Baby” in September 1963 – the longest among groups. (Excluding holiday fare, The Beatles broke the record for the longest top 10 span among all acts last month: 59 years, nine months and three weeks, from “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in 1964 to the debut of their newly-released single “Now and Then.”)

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Billboard’s social accounts, and all charts (dated Dec. 30), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (Dec. 27).

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.