It's the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" heard repeatedly on radio stations, party playlists and department store speakers, because Mariah Carey's hit is the Christmas classic that just won't die. And now, 25 years after its release, Mimi's catchiest ditty is not just the gift that keeps on giving, it's receiving as well. Guinness World Records just announced that Carey's song, which has been burned into our brains every holiday since 1994, has set three world records.According to the Guinness World Records website
, the toe-tapping tune has been crowned as the highest-charting holiday song on the U.S. Hot 100 by a solo artist. The song also now holds the record for most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours by a female artist (10,819,009 streams last December), and most weeks in the U.K. singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song (at 20 weeks). All this recognition on the 25th anniversary of the song's release? Christmas definitely came early for Mariah.The "Always Be My Baby" singer was on stage at her holiday show at the Caesar's Colosseum in Las Vegas when she was presented with a certificate recognizing her record-breaking feat by Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric. Her kids Moroccan and Monroe also took to the stage to celebrate their mom's achievement, and Mimi shared the glorious news on Instagram.
Carey, who has been open about her childhood and coming from a family without a lot of means, recently told USA Today
that her difficult upbringing served as her inspiration when writing the song at age 24."I wanted Christmas to be perfect, but for a lot of different reasons, it didn't always end up working out well, coming from such a dysfunctional family," she explained. "So I think when I wrote it, I just put every ounce of longing for that perfect moment in it." And perfect it is. Feel free to sing away. We get it.Now, let the holiday season begin. Mimi said so.
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