Strange though it may sound given its annual ubiquity, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’ has never actually reached the top of the official singles chart. It might finally do that this week however: the Official Charts Company reports that an earlier-than-usual surge in streams of Carey’s track means it’s on the verge of overtaking current number one, Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’.
This isn’t just a UK thing, and it’s happening across all platforms. For example, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ jumped from 48th to 29th in the latest YouTube Music global chart, while on Spotify’s new weekly global chart it moved up from 46th a couple of weeks ago to 19th last week. However, in Spotify’s daily Global Top 50 chart it’s second in the world.