Mariah Carey struts to No. 2 on songs chart

Monday 5 December 2022

Mariah Carey struts to No. 2 on songs chart |
Taylor Swift's "Midnights" keeps her stronghold atop the songs chart (for a sixth week) and albums chart (for a fifth week), while holiday favorites round out both top 10s fueled by streaming playlist placement.

"Midnights" dominated the Billboard 200 this week, earning the equivalent of 151,000 sales in the United States, according to the tracking service Luminate. Its leading single "Anti-Hero" logs 21 million streams and 69 million radio audience impressions in the November 25-December 1 tracking week. Should "Anti-Hero" keep its top spot next week, it would tie with her 2014 single "Blank Space" for her longest reign on the chart.

On this week's festive songs chart, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" sits at No. 2 from its previous No. 5 position and Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (1958) is No. 3. Bobby Helms' 1957 classic "Jingle Bell Rock" is at No. 5, and Burl Ives's "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (1964) is No. 6.

Several of the holiday songs on the Hot 100 appear thanks to their prominent roles across holiday-themed playlists on streaming services. In 2020, Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" marked her as the first artist to have ranked at No. 1 on the chart across four decades (starting in 2015-16).

Sam Smith and Kim Petras' "Unholy" is secure between the Christmas flurry at No. 4, while Drake and 21 Savage's "Rich Flex" is bumped down to No. 7 after spending three weeks at No. 2.


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