Chart Beat

Holiday Songs Make Up 80% of Streaming Songs Chart

Mariah Carey
Dennis Leupold

Mariah Carey

The 40 holiday tunes mark the most in the chart’s history, breaking the record of 31 in January 2019 and January 2020.

Holiday music sets a new mark on Billboard’s weekly Streaming Songs chart, with 40 seasonal titles populating the Jan. 2-dated survey.

In all, 80% of the chart -- 40 of the 50 songs – are holiday tunes, breaking the mark set during the previous two holiday seasons. The Jan. 5, 2019, list boasted 31 holiday titles, equaled again on Jan. 4, 2020.

The entire top 30 of the latest chart is comprised of holiday songs as well. Previously, not even the entire top 10 had been held by such titles, let alone the top 30.

Once again, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” leads at No. 1 with 54.9 million U.S. streams earned in the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It’s the song’s ninth nonconsecutive week at No. 1, first coming via the tally dated Jan. 5, 2019. The song has ruled the last four frames, starting with the Dec. 12 ranking.

Eight of the holiday titles on the latest chart reach Streaming Songs for the first time, led by Dan + Shay’s “Take Me Home for Christmas” at No. 29.

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti,” meanwhile, is the top non-seasonal tune on Streaming Songs, ranking at No. 31 with 16.7 million streams.