Mariah Carey Currently Sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
It's true. It's a Christmas miracle. Mariah Carey is back in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Here's how...
Baby, it's Christmas time, and her classic, All I Want for Christmas is You has charted at #6. When the song was first released in 1994, the song didn't chart. Not, because of a lack of popularity, but due to rules that have since been changed in how the chart determines it's placement.
At #6, the song has become the highest-charting Christmas song on the Hot 100 in 60 years. What possibly could have charted higher? Chipmunks. Yes, the perennial favorite from David Seville, The Chipmunk Song, topped the chart in 1958. I can hear Dave screaming, 'Alvin!' Can't you?
Have other Christmas songs landed in the top 10? Yes, they have. Five songs including Mariah and the Chipmunks have charted in the top 10:
No. 1 peak, four weeks, beginning Dec. 22, 1958, The Chipmunk Song, by David Seville & The Chipmunks
No. 6, Dec. 22, 2018, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey
No. 7, Jan. 8, 2000, Auld Lang Syne, Kenny G
No. 7, Jan. 6, 1990, This One's for the Children, New Kids on the Block
No. 9, Feb. 21, 1981, Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg