It appears that Americans wouldn’t ring in the holiday season without Mariah Carey…
The annual Billboard Holiday Songs chart has returned this week, with the 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer’s 1994 instaclassic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” topping the inaugural chart this season.
Carey’s Christmas carol led the list for four of the five weeks in which the tally was tabulated a year ago.
This week, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” managed to log 20 million in radio audience in the current chart’s tracking week, ranking at No. 6 on the Holiday Airplay ranking. Meanwhile, the song rules the Holiday Digital Songs chart with 27,000 downloads sold (up 112%).
Meanwhile, Jose Feliciano‘s bilingual classic “Feliz Navidad” ranks at No. 8 on this week’s Holiday Songs chart.
The Holiday Songs chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs, according to all-format audience impressions measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by BDS.