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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” goes No.1 on Holiday Songs chart

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Billboard.com's annual Holiday Songs chart has returned with Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" taking the top spot.

According to Billboard, "The carol led the list for four of the five weeks in which the tally was tabulated a year ago," in addition to reigning supreme on the Holiday Digital Songs chart, selling 27,000 copies.

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The only Canadian on the Holiday Songs chart to break into the top 25 is crooner Michael Bublé and his rendition of the seasonal hit "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" at No.11, which appeared on his Juno Award-winning Album of the Year, "Christmas."

Just like Bublé's tune, it's hard to go anywhere during the holiday season without hearing Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

Here are eight things you might not know about the famous track.

1. Bublé actually covered "All I Want For Christmas Is You" for his holiday album and turned it into a slower version of the track.
Check out Bublé in the studio recording the seasonal tune here.

2. The song was written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff.
Afanasieff is an award-winning producer who took home the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1999 for his role in producing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." In addition to Carey and Dion, he has also worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Destiny's Child, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera and many more.

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3. Justin Bieber covered the track for his holiday album "Under The Mistletoe" and Carey makes a guest appearance in the music video.


4. The Christmas tune has sold over 12 million copies, earning it the title of one of the best selling singles of all time.

5. Carey wrote the song in 1994 for her then-husband, music executive Tommy Mottola, who she divorced in 1997.

6. Mottola plays Santa Claus in the music video for "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

7. The song was featured in an episode of "Glee" titled "Extraordinary Merry Christmas."

8. It's featured in the film "Love Actually."

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