The Definitive Christmas Song Has Entered the US Top 10 For the First Time
We're talking about "All I Want For Christmas is You."
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Not sure how this has happened, but according to the people at Billboard, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," otherwise known as the only Christmas song we acknowledge, has only just broken into the US singles chart Top 10. It was released in 1994. This is no way to treat your national anthem???
In the UK, where our tastes are clearly more advanced and superior (see?), "All I Want for Christmas Is You" peaked at the number 2 spot on the singles chart in the year of its release. Clearly, we know a good thing when we see it (Brexit don't read this).
Anyway, regardless, Mariah is pleased (if rightfully pissed off that it took this long). Speaking to Billboard, she said: "This is such an amazing Christmas gift! As a songwriter, I feel so honored to have this song reach Billboard's top 10 for the first time. I honestly never thought we'd be talking about this happening, but I'm so thankful to everyone who embraces this song as part of their holiday tradition. It truly warms my heart, and I am proud of this song that I wrote basically as a kid on my little Casio keyboard."
Unfortunately, however, Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" is on course to be the Christmas number one in both countries. You can't have everything, I suppose.
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