More than a quarter of a century after its publication, All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey is not going to stop. Punctual, punctual, he returns every year for the arrival of Christmas and beats record after record. The hit just hit # 1 in the Hot 100 on billboards, the leading music chart of the US record industry (which lists the most successful songs by combining streams, sales, radio passages and views of official videos on YouTube).
It is not the first time that All I want for Christmas is you achieves this important result. In 2019 the song hit # 1 for its first time exactly 25 years after its release and was the first Christmas single to take the top spot on the podium. Today the song (written by the same artist together with Walter Afanasieff) returned for his third consecutive year to the top spot of US singles.
The song – most famous single from the singer’s first Christmas album, Merry Christmas – has become, year after year, a real phenomenon. Much more than a song, capable of crossing all kinds of borders (among other things last year it reached # 1 in the UK charts for the first time).
Could there be a Christmas in the future without this Mariah hit? We cannot know. But at the same time we can rest assured that All I want for Christmas is you it is currently everywhere: on the radio, in movie soundtracks, in playlists around the world, in commercials, etc. And its success seems to grow and consolidate year after year.