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Christmas hits by Wham! and Mariah Carey enter Official Chart earlier than ever

Written by on November 11, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Do you hear those sleigh bells ringing? Today, Wham! and Mariah Carey also make Official Charts history, marking the earliest-ever entry for Christmas hits in the Official Singles Chart.

Proving that it’s never too early to stick the festive classics on, Last Christmas by Wham! re-enters the Singles Chart at Number 37, while Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas For You re-appears at Number 40.

This breaks a record for the earliest appearance of a Christmas song in the charts, first set last year by Mariah herself, when All I Want For Christmas Is You re-entered the Official Singles Chart in the third week of November.

Now Christmas is here…there’s no going back. Both Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas Is You are, of course, former Number 1 hits – that both took decades to climb to the top of the charts initially, but have experienced massive success in the last few years – both songs hit Number 1 again last year, with Last Christmas actually being the last Number 1 of 2022 to boot.

One thing that has evaded both acts so far, though, is the coveted Official Christmas Number 1. Could 2023 finally be their year…?


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