It's hard to believe that 23 years after its release, Mariah Carey's holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas (Is You)" taken from Merry Christmas is finally hitting the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, nabbing her 28th top 10 on the chart since her career began in 1990. Meanwhile, over on the Top 200 Albums chart, country superstar Luke Bryan earns his fourth No. 1 with What Makes You Country. The update is reflected on the Dec. 19 refresh.
Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" moves from No. 11 to No. 9 marking the first time its reached the top tier (more on that later). On Streaming Songs, the track gains slightly by 4 percent having 25.2 million streams across officially recognized platforms. On Digital Songs, "All I Want for Christmas" sits at No. 13 after moving just 19,000 copies, down 8 percent. Rounding out the Hot 100 formula on Radio Songs, the song received 34 million impressions in the U.S. as Christmas approaches.
The last time Carey reached the top 10 was in 2009 with single "Obsessed." The hit would only peak at No. 7. Carey is now tied with Stevie Wonder for the fifth most top 10 songs.
Throughout the years, Billboard is forced to keep up with the ever shifting landscape of music consumption. At the time "All I Want for Christmas" was released, it was not available commercially as a physical single. Songs only released to radio were not eligible to chart on the main Hot 100 tally. It wasn't until 1998 when a string of album tracks were released to radio as radio only singles that convinced Billboard the chart formula should be altered. These songs included the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" and Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited" - both songs from The City of Angels soundtracks. No Doubt's "Don't Speak" was also another song that influenced the change in rules.
Country star Luke Bryan's new album What Makes You Country begins its run at No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart. It's his fourth No. 1 on the parent album chart after moving 108,000 total units with 99,000 of that number deriving from actual album sales - physical and digital. His previous No. 1 came in 2015 with the LP Kill the Lights having a massive 345,000 units. First week sales at that time were much higher than Country at 320,000 sold.