Mariah Carey tops list of most streamed Christmas songs with 13.5M plays

The charts also feature appearances from Wham!, Shakin' Stevens, and Michael Bublé

Clarisse Loughrey
Saturday 26 December 2015 14:27

Mariah Carey has topped Spotify's list of the most-streamed Christmas songs for 2015.

The singer's beloved track, 'All I Want for Christmas Is You', racked up a global total of 13.5M plays over the past week; with Spotify announcing it had been streamed over 100M times so far. 

Though Spotify's been relegated to a rather controversial position in the music industry following the high profile departure of Taylor Swift's music from their catalogues, The Guardian estimates Carey's track has generated around $66K over the Christmas period. Not too shabby for a song first released in 1994. 

The track ranked number 6 on the overall global charts for the week; falling behind a triple whammy of Justin Bieber tracks ('Sorry', 'Love Yourself', and 'What Do You Mean?') and Adele's smash-hit 'Hello'. 

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