The story behind Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

The classic holiday hit makes record return to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Stars Insider

25/12/21 | StarsInsider

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Is it even the holiday season if Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' isn't ringing out from radios, in-store speakers, and just about everywhere else? The subject of countless memes, Mariah's holiday smash hit is the most popular Christmas song ever, and the diva enthusiastically embraces its timeless appeal each year.

Now the beloved track has officially returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, logging its sixth week total and becoming the first song to have led in three distinct runs on the ranking, including previously in the 2019 and 2020 holiday seasons, Billboard reports. Carey also extends her record for the most cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, with an impressive 85.

The Queen of Christmas has dropped a new festive tune for 2021, but it would be tough to match the success of her own enduringly popular seasonal hit.

Feeling festive? Click through this gallery to discover the story behind the holiday hit.

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