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.)