Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Is Now A No. 1 Song

The classic holiday tune was released in 1994, but it's only now topping the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Posted at 12:06 PM, Dec 17, 2019

The only thing Mariah Carey fans wanted for Christmas was a No. 1 hit — and they finally got it. 

"Make my wish come true"

The pop singer's holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart Monday — for the first time since it was released 25 years ago.

The song is synonymous with the holidays. It was streamed 185 million times in 2018, is the subject of a new Amazon mini-documentary and even holds three Guinness World Records

So why did it take so long for "All I Want for Christmas" to reach No. 1? 

Turns out, Carey's record label did not release the song as a commercial single back in 1994, so it wasn't even allowed on the Hot 100 chart until 1998 when Billboard made a rule change. 

"All I Want for Christmas" is now the first holiday song to top the Hot 100 chart since "The Chipmunk Song" over 60 years ago. It's also Carey's 19th chart-topper overall. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN