Can you believe that 18 years after being released and dubbed a Christmas classic, Aunt Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You“ has finally cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?!?!
With sales and airplay increasing during this Christmas season, the song has re-entered the charts at #29, a new peak position.
The song first made its way to the Billboard chart in the week of January 8, 2000, where it peaked at #89. It didn’t reach the Hot 100 upon its original release, as it was not available as a commercial single in 1994; per chart rules at the time, such tracks were not eligible to appear on the Hot 100.
It did, however, reach #12 n the Radio Songs chart the week of Jan. 7, 1995, which is the highest rank for a holiday song in the chart’s 22-year history.
The singer also did a remix of the song with teen sensation, and slightly over-hyped singer Justin Bieber, first Christmas album and second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, which has sold over 1.2 million copies since being released on November 1, 2011.
Just last week (December 4), Mariah visited NBC‘s Billboard where she performed the song along with Jimmy and show’s house band The Roots on miniature instruments (including xylophone, bongos and wood blocks).
So far the clip has earned over 7 million views on Youtube, and it deserves it. Take a look at the video below if you haven’t seen it yet: