News 26 December 2020

Mariah Carey takes out ARIA Charts Christmas #1 single for third straight year

Plus, festive moves by Wham, Michael Bublé, Ariana Grande and more!

Mariah Carey takes out ARIA Charts Christmas #1 single for third straight year

Mariah Carey’s festive season standard ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ tops the ARIA Singles Chart for a third consecutive year. The 1994 track hit #1 in Australia for the first time on the last chart of 2018, repeating the feat in 2019. Last week, it reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart, the first time it reached the top spot in that territory. Carey’s Merry Christmas album has hit #11 this week.

‘Last Christmas’ by Wham jumps 13 spots to hit #2. Its move gives the track a new peak, one spot above the benchmark it set on release in 1984 and again in 2019.

Michael Bublé’s ‘It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ returns to the Top Ten for a second week, moving up 21 to hit #5. The track previously peaked at #4 in 2019. Bublé’s album Christmas has moved from #7 to #4 this week.

‘Santa Tell Me’ by Ariana Grande climbs from #28 to #6. It’s a new peak for the track from 2014, having previously peaked at #17 last year.

In its 43rd week in the Top 50, Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ jumps back up the chart from #34 to #17.

The 1984 Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ re-enters the Top 50 at #19.

Other Christmas tracks in the chart this week include Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ (#30), Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree’ (#31), Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Underneath The Tree’ (debuting at 34), Sia’s ‘Snowman’ (debuting at #35), The Ronettes’ ‘Sleight Ride’ (#36), Bobby Helms’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ (#37), Michael Bublé’s ‘Holly Jolly Holiday’ (#41), John & Yoko’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ (#44) and Frank Sinatra’s ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ (#46).

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran debuts at #47 with new single ‘Afterglow’. The standalone release is Sheeran’s first new entry on the Singles Chart since July 2019.