A record 39 holiday songs dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week
NEW YORK (AP) — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10.
Mariah Carey’s ubiquitous hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” leads the pack at No. 1 — marking the tune’s fifth time at the top spot. Carey’s original holiday classic, released in 1994, reached the No. 1 spot last year 25 years after its release.
Each holiday season, Carey’s song and other holiday tunes begin to climb the Billboard charts as their popularity resurfaces through streaming, radio play and even digital sales.
The only non-holiday song in this week’s Top 10 is 24kGoldn and Iann Dior’s “Mood,” which topped the Hot 100 chart for six weeks this year and is currently No. 7. The multi-genre song is still No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts, respectively.
On the Billboard 200 albums chart, holiday albums own six of the Top 10 slots, with Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” — released in 2011 — at the highest rank at No. 4.
Here’s a full list of the 39 holiday songs on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The full Hot 100 list can be found at Billboard’s website.