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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Named “Best Christmas Pop Song of All Time”


MariahCarey.comThere’s no question that Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is one of the great modern holiday songs, but now it’s topped a poll conducted by Parade magazine to be named the Best Christmas Pop Song of All Time.

According to Parade, Mariah’s 1994 song snagged the title with nearly 65 percent of the vote, beating out the runner-up, Bing Crosby‘s “White Christmas,” which is the biggest-selling single of all time, overall.

And here’s some more good news for Mariah: it only took 19 years, but “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has finally sold its millionth copy in the U.K.

When the holiday tune was first released in 1994, it peaked at #2 on the British chart, and since 2007, it’s re-entered the British top 40 every December.  According to Britain’s Official Charts Company, Mariah said in a statement, “I’m driving home looking at the snow in my hometown of NYC, celebrating selling 1 million copies of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ in the UK. Thank you, thank you to all of my British fans! Love, Mariah xxxx”

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is one of only 142 singles in the history of the British singles chart to have sold a million or more copies.

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