Spotify has revealed the most-streamed Christmas song globally - and for most of us, it'll come as no surprise.
Thankfully, this is one record that Ed Sheeran does NOT have sewn up, as Ms. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas' takes the top spot. Carey first released the song in 1994, and 23 years later, it's still a festive banger. It's also turned out to be quite the handy little earner for her, as we recently found out.
She beat Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' into second place, followed rather perplexingly by Michael Buble's cover of 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' and Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' in third and fourth place, respectively. Ariana Grande's 'Santa Tell Me' rounded up the Top 5.
Spotify also released the stats for 'Most Distinctive Song by Age Group Globally', which makes for some interesting reading:
13-17: Why Don’t We – Hey Good Lookin
18-24: Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
25-29: DMX – Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
30-34: The Drifters – White Christmas
35-39: Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
40-44: Sarah McLachlan – Wintersong
45-54: Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? – 1984 Version
55-64: Joy Williams – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
65+: Elvis Presley – I’ll Be Home for Christmas