Upon its original release back in 1994, the song only appeared on Mariah’s Christmas EP and not as a single, meaning it didn’t even chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Over the last few years, the song has been creeping towards the top of the US charts each December, reaching #3 in both 2017 and 2018, and it’s finally gained the number one slot this year.
Mariah responded to the news, simply tweeting: “We did it.”
We did it 😭❤️🐑🎄🦋 https://t.co/Cp80uhYdI9
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 16, 2019
The new chart-topper becomes Carey’s 19th Billboard number one, putting her only one behind The Beatles‘ all-time record of 20.
The latest Mariah mash-up comes this festive period in the form of Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Beautiful People’, shared for people “who are metal but still want to have a nice Christmas.”
Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic, in the wake of the recent UK General Election – in which Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won an overall majority – a new campaign has begun to get Jarvis Cocker’s 2006 single ‘…Running The World’ to Christmas number one.
The song has become an anthem for those unhappy with the result thanks to lyrics which criticise political leaders: “If you thought things had changed / Friend, you’d better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words / Cunts are still ruling the world.”