On Monday, that mission was accomplished as the song reached an unprecedented industry pinnacle, hitting No. But it boasts by far the most miraculous journey, spanning three decades, with a surge in recent years thanks in part to a technology-driven shift in listener habits, including the ubiquity of holiday playlists, and renewed marketing muscle. Perhaps above all else, there is the sturdiness of the songwriting on what many consider to be a final modern entry into the Christmas song canon. Carey, in an interview, demurred on the importance of hitting No. Still, a commercial juggernaut of this size requires a plan. By , that number was up to 61 million, and last year, it reached million streams, reaching a new peak of No. Radio airplay has followed suit, with the song receiving about 42, spins last year, up from 24, spins in She sang a melody and played a chord progression into a mini-tape recorder, she said, and later recorded a full arrangement with her frequent collaborator Walter Afanasieff. Afanasieff recalled this occurring in the Hamptons. Carey later finished lyrics, while Afanasieff composed the track, which consisted of no live instruments, on a digital keyboard sequencer.
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That makes me feel really proud as someone that loves Christmas so much. Ahead, she discusses the story behind making the song, its longevity, and when she realized it had become a classic. Are you fully in it right now, or is it something you still need to warm up to?
This year, that point came when I was in a pub and it began twinkling over the speakers. As I sat there, I began to wonder if this phenomenon was uniquely British. So, in true data journalist fashion, I scraped Spotify Charts and used Flourish to investigate. By checking when Mariah enters the Top 50 in each country, I got an insight into how each country celebrates the holiday season. Turns out — yes!
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