It only took a quarter of a century, but arguably the most popular American holiday song of the 20th century, Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, has finally peaked atop Billboard‘s “Hot 100” pop singles chart for the first time.

The feat was confirmed by the industry media outlet on Monday, and marks the first time that Carey has had a chart-topping single since “Touch My Body” arrived back in 2008.

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Originally released in October 1994, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was the lead single to appear on Carey’s debut holiday album, Merry Christmas. The song has since established itself as a repeat favorite on holiday playlists, car ride sing-a-longs, and karaoke nights with the co-workers. According to Billboard, the song’s long-deserved landing of the song at the No. 1 spot on the “Hot 100” chart marks Carey’s 18th time doing so as a songwriter, and 14th No. 1 as a producer.

Carey now holds the Billboard record for the longest span of No. 1 singles on the “Hot 100” with a span of 29 years, four months, and two weeks. Her first time at No. 1 dates back to the week of August 4th, 1990 with the song, “Vision of Love”. The previous record-holder was that of Cher, who’s span between No. 1’s was an equally impressive 27 years and five months.

The song’s landing at No. 1 this week also marks just the second holiday song which has peaked at the top of the chart since “The Chipmunk Song” (with David Seville) held that spot for four weeks in 1958-59.

Listen to Carey’s holiday classic in full below.

Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

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While it is surprising that it took so long for the song to reach No. 1 on the “Hot 100,” the feat should come as a surprise to no one born after 1980. Last holiday season, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” managed to break Spotify’s single-day streaming record on Christmas Eve with 10,819,009 total plays on the popular music platform.

Congrats Mariah.


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