Elvis Presley Earns Highest-Charting HipHopMagz Hot 100 Hit Since 1978 as &#zero39;Blue Christmas&#zero39; Jingles In at No. 40


Plus, returns for Chuck Berry & Frank Sinatra.

Elvis Presley seems within the Billboard Hot 100's prime 40 for the primary time since 1978, as his traditional carol "Blue Christmas" debuts eventually, at No. 40 on the chart dated Jan. 5. Powered by streaming, it zooms 48-32 on the Streaming Songs chart, up 61 p.c to 21.three million U.S. streams within the Dec. 21-27 monitoring week, in accordance with Nielsen Music. It additionally drew 9.6 million in airplay viewers (within the week ending Dec. 30).

Presley had final ranked within the Hot 100's prime 40 on the chart dated Jan. 14, 1978, when "My Way" positioned at No. 35 after reaching No. 22 in December 1977; the King of Rock and Roll died Aug. 16, 1977.

"Christmas," recorded and first launched by Presley in 1957, arrives as his 81st prime 40 Hot 100 hit, tying Lil Wayne for the second-best whole within the chart's historical past (with Presley's profession predating the survey's 1958 inception). Drake leads with 94 prime 40 hits.

Presley provides his 109th Hot 100 entry general and first since "Rubberneckin'," which reached No. 94 in 2003. The Glee Cast holds the file with 207 Hot 100 visits, adopted by Drake (192) and Lil Wayne (161). Rounding out the highest 5, beneath Presley, Nicki Minaj has tallied 102 charted titles.

Here's a take a look at all 23 vacation songs on the most recent Hot 100:

No. three, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey (up from No. 7; new peak, changing into the primary top-five vacation hit on the Hot 100 in practically 60 years)
No. eight, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms (up from No. 13; new peak)
No. 9, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee (up from No. 11; new peak)
No. 10, "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives (up from No. 12; new peak)
No. 11, "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," Nat King Cole (up from No. 17; new peak)
No. 13, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams (down from No. 10 peak)
No. 16, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry (up from No. 28; new peak; concurrently, dad or mum set Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics turns into Autry's first No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart)
No. 20, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," Dean Martin (up from No. 32; new peak)
No. 25, "Last Christmas," Wham! (up from No. 27; new peak)
No. 26, "Sleigh Ride," The Ronettes (up from No. 33; new peak)
No. 28, "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)," Gene Autry (up from No. 35; new peak)
No. 29, "Feliz Navidad," Jose Feliciano (up from No. 34; new peak)

No. 32, "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," Perry Como (up from No. 41; new peak; due to this tune and his traditional at No. 35, Como ranks within the Hot 100's prime 40 for the primary time since July 1973)
No. 34, "White Christmas," Bing Crosby (up from No. 48)
No. 35, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters (up from No. 42; new peak)
No. 40, "Blue Christmas," Elvis Presley (debut)

No. 42, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir (up from No. 45; new peak)
No. 43, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Darlene Love (up from No. 50; new peak)
No. 44, "Underneath the Tree," Kelly Clarkson (re-entry; new peak)
No. 45, "Run Rudolph Run," Chuck Berry (re-entry; new peak)
No. 49, "Jingle Bells," Frank Sinatra (debut)
No. 53, "Cozy Little Christmas," Katy Perry (up from No. 68; new peak)
No. 55, "The Christmas Song," Lauren Daigle (up from No. 90; new peak; plus, it turns into Daigle's fourth No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, dethroning her personal "You Say" after 23 weeks on prime)

Also notably, Chuck Berry and Frank Sinatra, like Presley, return to the Hot 100 after a number of a long time.

Berry's "Run Rudolph Run" re-enters at No. 45, marking the primary Hot 100 look for the late legend (who died in March 2017), since 1972, when novelty tune "My Ding-a-Ling" turned his sole No. 1. "Run" debuted and hit a earlier No. 69 peak in December 1958.

At No. 49, Sinatra (who handed away in 1998) graces the Hot 100 for the primary time since 1980, when "Theme From New York, New York" reached No. 32.

Meanwhile, Sinatra sends a model of "Jingle Bells" onto the Hot 100 for the primary time. The customary was written by James Lord Pierpont and it was first printed, as "One Horse Open Sleigh," in 1857 (101 years earlier than the Hot 100's beginning).

As Berry, Presley, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Dean Martin all ranked on the inaugural Hot 100, dated Aug. four, 1958, the icons share the file for the longest span of appearances, stretching throughout the chart's complete existence (60 years and 5 months).

(As for vacation songs and their eligibility, or lack thereof, for the Hot 100 over time, Joel Whitburn notes in his ebook Christmas in the Charts: "From 1963 via 1972, and from 1983 via 1985 [with minimal exceptions], Billboard printed a seasonal Christmas Singles chart and didn't chart Christmas singles on the Hot 100." Per present Hot 100 guidelines, in place in recent times, older songs, together with seasonal titles, can rank within the prime 50 if experiencing vital multi-metric features, and a number of vacation requirements re-enter or debut every season.)

As beforehand reported, Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" tops the Hot 100 for a seventh week.