Andy Williams Hits New High, The Ronettes &#zero39;Ride&#zero39; Back After 52 Years & More Hot 100 Chart Moves


Plus, Gene Autry earns his second Hot 100 hit and Jose Feliciano returns.

Holiday music continues to succeed in new heights on the Billboard Hot 100, as 12 seasonal songs gentle up the newest checklist (dated Dec. 22), together with 4 within the prime 20.

As previously reported, Mariah Carey leads the method with "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which rises 7-6, hitting a brand new peak and changing into the highest-charting vacation hit on the Hot 100 in 60 years (solely David Seville and The Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song" has charted larger, at No. 1 for 4 weeks in 1958-59).

Carey's 1994 traditional rises with 34.5 million radio viewers impressions, 28.1 million U.S. streams and 14,000 downloads offered, based on Nielsen Music.

"Christmas" additionally leads Billboard's Holiday 100 chart for a 33rd complete week. The survey ranks the highest vacation hits of all eras utilizing the identical methodology because the Hot 100, mixing streaming, airplay and gross sales knowledge.

Next up amongst yuletide tunes, Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" reaches a brand new peak, rising 16-13. It drew 31.four million streams and 25.2 million in radio attain and offered four,000 within the monitoring week. The late crooner seems at his highest rank since 1971, when "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" hit No. 9, changing into his fourth Hot 100 prime 10. (Per chart guidelines put in place this decade, older songs are eligible to debut on or return to the Hot 100 if displaying multi-metric positive aspects and rating within the prime 50.)

The Ronettes return to the Hot 100 after a 52-year break, incomes their ninth entry with "Sleigh Ride," at No. 41. The trio, initially consisting of Veronica "Ronnie" Spector (nee Bennett), Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley, launched the Phil Spector-produced monitor in 1963, and it debuts eventually, up 11 p.c to 15.5 million streams. (Click here for particulars on the eligibility, or lack thereof, of vacation hits on the Hot 100 over time.)

The Ronettes, who disbanded in 1968, earned eight Hot 100 entries between 1963 and 1966, together with 5 prime 40 hits and one prime 10: "Be My Baby" peaked at No. 2 on Oct. 12, 1963. Eddie Money interpolated the tune, with Ronnie Spector, for his 1986 hit "Take Me Home Tonight," which reached No. four, whereas the unique "Baby" obtained extra new publicity because of its inclusion within the field workplace blockbuster Dirty Dancing and its soundtrack in 1987.

Until this week, The Ronettes had final appeared on the Hot 100 dated Oct. 29, 1966, when "I Can Hear Music" spent per week on the chart at No. 100.

Here's a take a look at all the vacation songs on the brand new, Dec. 22-dated Hot 100:

Rank, Title, Artist
No. 6, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey (up from No. 7)
No. 13, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams (up from No. 16)
No. 15, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms (up from No. 26)
No. 18, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee (up from No. 21)
No. 21, "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives (up from No. 22)
No. 24, "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," Nat King Cole (up from No. 29)
No. 27, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry (up from No. 36)
No. 31, "Last Christmas," Wham! (up from No. 34)
No. 32, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," Dean Martin (up from No. 41)
No. 40, "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)," Gene Autry (debut)
No. 41, "Sleigh Ride," The Ronettes (debut)
No. 42, "Feliz Navidad," Jose Feliciano (re-entry)

Gene Autry earns his second-ever Hot 100 entry with "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" (No. 40), after making his first go to final week with "Rudolph." Autry, who died in 1998, first launched "Santa" in 1947, 11 years earlier than the Hot 100 launched.

Plus, Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" re-enters at a brand new No. 42 excessive. Feliciano, 73, is in search of his third prime 40 hit and first in 50 years; "Light My Fire" and "Hi-Heel Sneakers" hits Nos. three and 25, respectively, in 1968.