Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mariah Carey's 'Christmas' Hits New High, Andy Williams Goes Top 20 and Gene Autry Debuts


Carey's 1994 carol surges to No. 7 and Autry makes his first Hot 100 look.

Holiday music continues to storm the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as 9 seasonal songs debut, re-enter or attain new peaks on the most recent listing (dated Dec. 15).

As previously reportedMariah Carey leads the pack, as her vacation staple "All I Want for Christmas Is You" leaps from No. 14 to No. 7, hitting a brand new peak, after it reached the highest 10 (No. 9) for the primary time final 12 months. The track surges with 30.four million radio viewers impressions (up 11 %), 28.5 million U.S. streams (up 29 %), 15,000 downloads offered (up 28 %) within the monitoring week, in response to Nielsen Music. With the ascent, Carey achieves her highest rank since "Obsessed" reached No. 7 in 2009.

"Christmas" concurrently leads Billboard's Holiday 100 chart, which ranks the highest vacation hits of all eras utilizing the identical methodology because the Hot 100, mixing streaming, airplay and gross sales information.

Also as beforehand famous, Wham!'s "Last Christmas," from 1984, makes its first visit to the Hot 100's top 40, rising 43-34, and the late Dean Martin seems on the chart for the first time in nearly 50 years, as "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" storms in at No. 41.

Late nation legend Gene Autry earns his first-ever Hot 100 entry, as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has a really shiny debut at No. 36. Autry (who died at age 91 in 1998) launched the observe in 1949, 9 years earlier than the Hot 100 launched, and it lastly debuts, gaining by 40 % to 18.5 million U.S. streams. (Per chart guidelines put in place this decade, older songs, like Autry's, Carey's, Wham!'s and Martin's, are eligible to chart on the Hot 100 if exhibiting multi-metric positive aspects and rating within the high 50.)

Plus, Autry's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics leaps 68-49 on the Billboard 200, up 41 % to 17,000 equal album items.

Here is a rundown of all the vacation songs on the Dec. 15-dated Hot 100:

Rank, Title, Artist
No. 7, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey (up from No. 14)
No. 16, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams (up from No. 21)
No. 21, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee (up from No. 23)
No. 22, "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives (up from No. 26)
No. 26, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms (up from No. 22)
No. 29, "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)," Nat King Cole (up from No. 39)
No. 34, "Last Christmas," Wham! (up from No. 43)
No. 36, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry (debut)
No. 41, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," Dean Martin (debut)

Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the 12 months" enters the Hot 100's high 20 for the primary time, rising 21-16. The observe earns Williams (who handed away at age 84 in 2012) his ninth high 20 hit and first since 1971, when "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" reached No. 9. Among his 40 complete Hot 100 hits, he earned 4 high 10s.

Also reaching new peaks: Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" and Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)." Ives and Cole sport their highest Hot 100 ranks since 1962 and 1964, respectively, whereas Helms continues climbing together with his top-charted title.