Mariah Carey sets a new record

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Mariah Carey sets a new record |
We are more than one week into the new year, and with every passing day, all things related to Christmas fall further and further out of favor, including music. Last week, the top 10 on the Hot 100 singles chart (much of the ranking, actually) was filled with holiday-themed smashes, many of which had been around for decades.

Last frame on the chart was special, as a number of beloved tunes hit new highs and made history in the process, and while all of them are gone now that a full tracking week has gone by after Christmas, one of them has snagged another place in the record books...though it might not be one the artist is proud of.

Mariah Carey's seemingly-unstoppable "All I Want for Christmas Is You" rose all the way to No. 3 this year, establishing a new best showing and proving itself to be one of the most popular holiday compositions of all time. Now, it's nowhere to be seen, and that's shocking.

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" drops off the Hot 100 entirely this week, failing to hold on as one of the 100 most popular tracks of the week. That means that sales, streams and radio play of the poppy cut were decimated in the days following the special day the track shares its name with, and that type of loss in attention is extremely rare.

According to Billboard, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" now holds the record for the biggest fall off the Hot 100, as it drops at least 97 spots in just one frame. Carey beats the previous holder of this spot in the annals of chart history, Prince, by just one rung. His song "Purple Rain" returned to No. 4 following his passing, but just one week later, it was gone.

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is sure to return to the Hot 100 next November or December, and if this year's performance is any indicator, it could hit a new high, and it might even have a shot at owning the listing for the first time in its lifetime, depending on what it is forced to compete with.


Betty from Canada
(Thursday 10 January 2019; 13:29)
Even Forbes thinks that MC has a shot for a historic 19th #1, lambs are going to have to go harder in 2019. And maybe continue streaming into the New Year to avoid setting another record?
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