Mariah Carey's Christmas classic All I Want for Christmas Is You has finally hit the number one spot in the UK charts, 28 years after its release. The festive song, which was released in 1994, has only ever reached number two in the Official Charts Company, UK Top 40, despite its huge popularity.
But now, the 50-year-old superstar has made history as her iconic tune hits the top spot on the rival chart The Official Big Top 40 – Global radio's chart show across their Capital and Heart networks. The song has only hit number six in Global’s rankings in previous years but thanks to a huge push from fans, Mariah is sitting firmly at the top.
Fans of the singing sensation have been campaigning for her festive track to hit the big time. Mega fan Jeffrey Ingold was the face of the push, taking to Twitter to encourage music lovers to stream her song.
“No one deserves a UK #1 more than @MariahCarey and so I went on national television to talk about this historic moment & my festive queen!” he tweeted earlier this week, sharing a clip of him on Channel Five news.
“I can’t even put into words how exciting it is,” he could be heard saying in the video.
“I know how much it will mean to Mariah. She cares so much about her music and she loves Christmas. That’s what makes me love Christmas and this song captures the spirit of Christmas for so many people.”
Flattered Mariah saw the tweet and responded, gushing: “Thank youuu Jeff! Now we can only hope to make it happen.”
Meanwhile, Mariah has been getting back to what she does best recently - releasing more Christmas songs. She dropped a new version of another festive track last week, as she teamed up with Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande on an update of 2010’s ‘Oh Santa!’.