Queen of Christmas: Mariah Carey Breaks Spotify Record For “All I Want For Xmas Is You”

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Legendary music singer Mariah Carey has once again broken the all-time record for most Spotify streams in a single day on Christmas Eve.

Background and Evolution of Mariah Carey’s Song

All I Want For Christmas was released on October 29, 1994 from her fourth studio album and first holiday album titled Merry Christmas.

The song was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff and was released as the lead single from the album on October 29, 1994, by Columbia Records.

How All I Want For Christmas Broke Spotify Record in 2023

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” was streamed a record 23,701,697 times on Christmas Eve of 2023.

This new streaming record broke last year’s which she also set on Christmas Eve last year when the song was streamed 21,273,357.

Other Records Held by Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Song

  • It is the first holiday ringtone to be certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  • For songs recorded before the year 2000, it is the best-selling digital single by a woman, as well as the overall best-selling holiday digital single.
  • As of December 23, 2023, it has topped the Billboard Holiday 100 chart for a record 59 cumulative weeks, of the chart’s 66 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 43 consecutive weeks (from 2015 to 2023) until it was replaced for two weeks by Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.

Lyrics for All I Want For Christmas Is You

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
Yeah
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need (and I)
Don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking there upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You, baby
Oh, I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow (and I)
I’m just gonna keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe
I won’t make a list and send it to the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer click
‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do?
Oh, baby, all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby
Oh-oh, all the lights are shining so brightly everywhere (so brightly, baby)
And the sound of children’s laughter fills the air (oh, oh, yeah)
And everyone is singing (oh, yeah)
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa, won’t you bring me the one I really need? (Yeah, oh)
Won’t you please bring my baby to me?
Oh, I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just wanna see my baby standing right outside my door
Oh, I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Oh, baby, all I want for Christmas is you
You, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas is you, baby
All I want for Christmas (all I really want) is you, baby
All I want (I want) for Christmas (all I really want) is you, baby

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