Mariah Carey makes a glittering return to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Ending Taylor Swift’s six-week long reign at the top of the Official Singles Chart with Anti-Hero, Mariah reaches the summit notching up 10.8 million streams over the past seven days.
Watch Mariah Carey accept her Number 1 Award for All I Want For Christmas Is You in 2020:
Meanwhile, there’s fantastic news for Raye today who, following her move from major label to a newly independent artist, earns a career-best peak with Escapism. feat. 070 Shake, up four places to Number 2 - more on that here.
While the undeniable Queen of Christmas may rule supreme this week, we also see four more Christmas songs land in the Official Top 10; Wham! with Last Christmas (3), Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Merry Christmas (4), Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (6) and Michael Bublé with It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (10).
Stormzy’s tender ballad Firebabe (9) cracks the Top 10 for the first time, up two places following the Number 1 debut of his third studio album, This Is What I Mean, last week.
Outside the Top 10, American producer Metro Boomin lands two Top 40 debuts today following the release of new album Heroes & Villains; Creepin’ ft. The Weeknd and 21 Savage (13), and Superhero (Heroes & Villains) with Future and Chris Brown (39).
Lewis Capaldi’s new single Pointless (co-written with Ed Sheeran) is another new entry at Number 20.
Watch Lewis Capaldi perform his new single Pointless to unsuspecting London commuters:
@officialukcharts Lewis Capaldi surprises commuters at London's St Pancras International with an inpromptu performance of his brand-new single #Pointless 😱😍 @Lewis Capaldi's second single from his #BrokenByDesireToBeHeavenlySent album is released December 2, and was co-written with Ed Sheeean (@edsheeran) ❤️ Could it be a contender for this year's Christmas Number 1? 👀🎄 #LewisCapaldi ♬ original sound - Official Charts
As is to be expected at this time of year, we see a grand total of 24 Christmas classics – both new and old – flood into the wider Top 40 today.
Shakin’ Stevens moves up fourteen with Merry Christmas Everyone (12), The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl jump 16 with Fairytale of New York (14), Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me sashays back into the Top 20 (16) as does Kelly Clarkson’s extravagant Underneath The Tree (17).
Also present this week are: Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas? (18), Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock (19), Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas (21), Andy Williams - It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (22), Elton John - Step Into Christmas (24), Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (28), Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime (30), Lizzo - Someday At Christmas (31), Michael Bublé - Holly Jolly Christmas (32), Dean Martin - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (33), Leona Lewis - One More Sleep (34), The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride (35), Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody (36), John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (38) and finally, Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad (40).