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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Makes Annual Return & Other Hot 100 Chart Moves

The carol jingles back in at No. 29. Plus, debuts for Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Swae Lee & AJR.

As previously reported, Ariana Grande‘s “Thank U, Next” rules the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 1) for a third week.

Plus, Halsey‘s “Without Me” reaches No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, while holding at No. 4 on the Hot 100, and Panic! at the Disco‘s “High Hopes” ascends to the top of Radio Songs, while marking a new personal best for the Brendon Urie-led act on the Hot 100, where it lifts 8-6.


Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves?

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
Carey’s 1994 classic makes its yearly dash back to the Hot 100, re-entering at No. 29. It returns at No. 23 on Digital Song Sales (8,000 sold, up 49 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 30 on Streaming Songs (14.4 million U.S. streams, also up 49 percent), while nearing Radio Songs (23.1 million in all-format airplay audience, up 138 percent, as radio stations, most notably in adult formats, segue to Christmas songs during the holiday season).

First released on Carey’s 1994 album Merry Christmas, the carol hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time last year, reaching No. 9 (and becoming Carey’s 28th top 10). Per Hot 100 rules, older songs are eligible to appear on the chart if showing gains in multiple metrics and ranking in the top 50.

Carey concurrently debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with her new album, Caution (51,000 equivalent album units). Merry Christmas surges from No. 102 to No. 50 on the Billboard 200 (15,000, up 77 percent); it hit No. 3 on the chart in 1994.


“Close to Me,” Ellie Goulding X Diplo feat. Swae Lee
Goulding continues her streak of having hit the Hot 100 each year since 2012, as the collab debuts at No. 98. The song starts with 5.6 million streams, up 23 percent. It climbs 8-6 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and 31-27 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.

Goulding hit a No. 2 Hot 100 high in her first visit, with “Lights,” in 2012 and reached No. 3 with “Love Me Like You Do” in 2015.

“Burn the House Down,” AJR
The brother trio charts its third Hot 100 entry, after “I’m Ready” (No. 65, 2014) and “Weak” (No. 73, 2017). “House” opens at No. 100 as it spends a 19th week in the Alternative Songs airplay chart’s top 10, where it peaked at No. 2 for six weeks in September and October. It also pushes 24-22 on Adult Pop Songs.

Notably, AJR missed the Hot 100 with its prior single, “Sober Up,” featuring Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo. The track marked AJR’s crossover from pop to alternative, topping Alternative Songs for two weeks in March. (It hit No. 7 on the Hot 100’s Bubbling Under chart in June.)

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mariah Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Classic Returns

"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.