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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mariah Carey's 'Christmas' Classic Returns

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Mariah Carey sings during a pre-tape performance for NBC's Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 27, 2012 in New York City. 

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" re-enters at No. 21. Plus, "Mi Gente" hits the Radio Songs top 10.

As previously reported, Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Dec. 9) for an eighth week.

Ed Sheeran's "Perfect," up 5-3 on the Hot 100, is the week's top seller, aided by early sales of its new Beyonce duet version released just before the end of the sales tracking week (ending Nov. 30), while G-Eazy earns his second Hot 100 top 10 as "No Limit," featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B, jumps 11-8.

Plus, BTS roars to the first top 40 Hot 100 hit ever by a K-pop group, as "MIC Drop," featuring Desiigner, launches at No. 28.

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

"All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey
The 1994 holiday classic, which hit a No. 11 Hot 100 peak two holiday seasons ago, re-enters at No. 21.

(Yule want to know some details: Older songs are eligible to return to the Hot 100 if ranking in the top 50 and are gaining in multiple metrics with a significant reason for their resurgences, and a few holiday hits re-enter each year. "Christmas" never charted on the Hot 100 upon its original release, as it was not then available as a commercial single, thus making it ineligible for the list, per rules at the time; it reached No. 12 on Radio Songs in the 1994-95 holiday season.)

"Christmas" crowns Billboard's Holiday 100 chart for a 27th total week, dating to the chart's 2011 launch; no other song has led for more than two weeks. It reigns with 26 million in all-format radio airplay audience (up 11 percent), 16.5 million U.S. streams (up 60 percent) and 16,000 downloads sold (up 41 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It ranks at No. 16 on Streaming Songs, No. 19 on Digital Song Sales and No. 47 on Radio Songs.

"Mi Gente," J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyonce
While the collab peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 dated Oct. 21, becoming each lead artist's first top 10 and Beyonce's 17th as a soloist, the song this week reaches the Radio Songs top 10 (60 million in audience; it places at No. 13 on the Hot 100).

Balvin and William likewise each make their first trip to the Radio Songs top 10, while Beyonce adds her 16th top 10. She ties Janet Jackson for the fourth-most top 10s among women since Radio Songs began in December 1990. Rihanna, the leader among all acts, boasts 29 top 10s, followed by Mariah Carey (23) and P!nk (17).

"Let You Down," NF
The rapper notches his first top 40 Hot 100 hit (in his first visit to the chart), as the track bounds 48-29. It boasts the chart's top gain in streams, as it gains by 12 percent to 13.8 million. Its official video arrived Nov. 8 and airplay is increasing: it enters Radio Songs at No. 48 (25 million, up 33 percent).

"Silence," Marshmello feat. Khalid
In its 16th week on the Hot 100, the song hits the top 40, rising 43-36. Marshmello earns his second top 40 hit; his first, "Wolves," with Selena Gomez, holds at its No. 20 high. Khalid collects his fourth top 40 hit.

"Silence" gains by 2 percent to 16.7 million U.S. streams and surges 24-18 on Streaming Songs.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart," Chloe Kohanski
The contestant on NBC's The Voice brings the '80s classic to the Hot 100 for the fourth time, debuting at No. 99. Bonnie Tyler's original ruled for four weeks in 1983; Nicki French's pop-dance version reached No. 2 in 1995; and the Glee Cast's cover hit No. 16 in 2010.

Kohanski's take debuts at No. 6 on Digital Song Sales with 31,000 sold.