Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” holiday classic topped the Billboard top 100 for the first time, 25 years after its release. The song was originally released in 1997 and years later, without a remix or weird cameo appearance, the song managed to hit number one.
Axios reported that the 25-year waiting period between the song’s release to its newfound first place spot is the longest in Billboard history.
This is a massive victory for Carey’s personal records. According to Axios, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is now Carey’s nineteenth number one song. Carey has the most number one songs among solo artists, trailing the overall spot only to The Beatles, who hold the title with 20.
The song is also the first holiday song to hit number once since The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song” back in 1959.
Carey tweeted her excitement promptly after Billboard’s announcement.
“We did it,” she said.
We did it 😭❤️🐑🎄🦋 https://t.co/Cp80uhYdI9
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 16, 2019
After 25 years, Carey’s wish finally became true.