It’s hard to escape Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” around the holidays, but believe it or not, the song has never been a Top Ten hit…until now. Mariah’s tune is at number nine this week on “Billboard’s” Hot 100 chart, the first time the holiday classic has landed in the Hot 100 Top Ten since it was released in 1994.
"This is such an amazing Christmas gift!," Mariah tells Billboard. "I honestly never thought we'd be talking about this happening, but I'm so thankful to everyone who embraces this song as part of their holiday tradition." She adds, “It truly warms my heart, and I am proud of this song that I wrote basically as a kid on my little Casio keyboard."
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is also Mariah’s 28th Top Ten hit, tying her with Stevie Wonder for the fifth-most Hot 100 Top Tens in the chart’s history. She is also one of only 10 other acts who’s had Top Tens in the '90s, '00s and '10s.