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

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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 ofTaylor 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’.

Spotify isn’t, of course, streaming the overall Christmas number 1; Lewisham and Greenwich’s NHS Choir has gracefully landed the coveted spot, following main contender Bieber encouraging fans to buy their single, ‘A Bridge Over You’.

Though Bieber still made himself known, the Top 10 tracks streamed in the UK on Christmas Day does make for a fairly reliable playlist:

1. ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Mariah Carey – 571, 685 plays
2. ‘Last Christmas – Single Version’ Wham! – 501,736 plays
3. ‘Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)’ The Pogues – 490,328 plays
4. ‘Merry Christmas Everyone – Single Version – Re-mastered 2004′ Shakin’ Stevens – 434,376 plays
5. ‘Love Yourself’ Justin Bieber – 393,994 plays
6. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas – 1984 Version’ Band Aid – 377,236 plays
7. ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ Chris Rea – 360,154 plays
8. ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ Wizzard – 349,444 plays
9. ‘Sorry’ Justin Bieber – 348,495
10. ‘It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas’ Michael Bublé

Via the Independent

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