The race for the 2013 Christmas Number 1 single has begun and with just over a week to Christmas the classics are making a return to the charts.
One Christmas classic in particular however looks set to set achieve a huge milestone nearly twenty years after it was first released.
Songstress Mariah Carey first released ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ back in 1994 and as you’d expect for a Christmas song it only appears over the festive period.
The Official Charts Company are today reporting that the track has seen a surge in sales as we approach Christmas day and if sales continue the singer will have a million selling single.
When the track was first released back in 1994 it was the lead single from her Christmas album ‘Merry Christmas’ and it entered the Official Singles Chart at Number (5) in December of that year.
It peaked at Number (2) a week later but ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17 kept the track from the top spot.
Six weeks after its release it left the Top 40 but in doing so had already managed to shift 306,000 copies but the single has returned to the charts over and over again.
This year alone 56,000 copies of the Mariah Carey smash hit have been sold and this past weekend the track climbed two places into Number (12) on this weeks Official Singles Chart.
At present according to Official Charts Company sales data the track currently sits at around 985,700 copies and should pass the million copies landmark fairly soon.
When Mariah Carey does pass the million copies landmark she will join 141 other singles who have managed to pass the huge milestone since the chart began in 1952.
Four singles alone in 2013 have passed that milestone including ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk, ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke, Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger.
This year has seen 11 classic and contemporary music reach the sales barrier including ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ by Elton John & Kiki Dee.
Peter Andre featuring Bubbler Ranx with ‘Mysterious Girl’ also joins the list while Lady Gaga with ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Impossible’ by James Arthur also reached one million copies.
Can Mariah Carey pass the one million copies mark? Have you bought a copy this year or have you dusted off a copy from previous years.
Watch the video for the track below.