Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” is the gift that keeps on giving.
The holiday season doesn’t officially start until you hear Mariah Carey’s everlasting holiday song “All I Want for Christmas is You.” You hear the song in commercials, on the radio, in the store while you’re Christmas shopping, in the elevator, in the waiting room. It’s pretty much become a staple in American culture, as is the icon herself. The catchy 1994 jingle has made over $60 million in royalties, according to Forbes, and as it climbs back onto the charts this season, Mariah Carey has just broken a Guinness World Record.
Guinness announced today that “All I Want For Christmas is You” is the best-charting holiday song by a solo artist. It’s become the most streamed track on Spotify in a 24-hour time period, and has spent more weeks on the British singles chart than any other Christmas song. The song that’s celebrating its 25th anniversary recently jumped back up onto the charts reaching No. 37 on the US Top Songs chart and No. 56 globally. And it’s only Thanksgiving weekend, so the single has a lot more time to keep climbing.
It’s official – we’re pleased to congratulate the Queen of Christmas @MariahCarey on her record for the highest-charting holiday song on the @Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist for her iconic holiday single #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) November 25, 2019
At the beginning of November, Mariah Carey kicked off what has become her own personal season with a teaser video on Twitter. It shows the veteran diva going to sleep on Halloween night in her costume, before the clock strikes 12:00 and she wakes up wearing Christmas-themed pajamas. Suddenly she gets a call from Santa Claus and tells him “It’s time,” as her record-breaking song commences. The video has gotten over 268K retweets and 743K likes.
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— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2019
Congratulations to Mariah Carey on breaking a world record! Truly iconic.