After 25 years, dreams can still come true! Mariah Carey’s most famous Christmas song of all time is now a number 1 hit. The song, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ which was first recorded in 1994, hit the number 1 spot on Billboard music charts this week for the first time ever. A song that first came out when were in jr. high and hasn’t been re-recorded or remixed by Carey since, and we’re sending out a thank you to our fellow 90s kids for making this happen.
According to Billboard, Carey’s 1994 Christmas album titled “Merry Christmas” has been on an incline in the charts over the past few years. “The modern classic reached the Hot 100’s top 10 at last in December 2017 and rose to its prior No. 3 high last holiday season,” according to the charts.
The reason this song hit the top of the charts now is a mix of several factors, the experts say. One of them being us 90s kids who love the song and want the nostalgia of the holiday season sounding like our childhood. The second reason it’s hit the top charts being that we now have the ability to go back and play these favorites thanks to music streaming sites like Spotify and nearly everything being on YouTube, too. Billboard is also saying that Carey and her team are also part of this boost after releasing the 25th-anniversary video, featuring never seen before footage from their original music video shoot as well as a stand-alone CD release.
Not only is Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at the top of the Billboard 100 chart this week, but the song is also the first holiday song to be on the charts in over 61 years. The last time a Christmas song was on the list was back in 1958-59 when the Chipmunks’ song “The Chipmunk Song” hit the charts.
Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) is out now through Legacy Recordings.