MARIAH Carey delighted fans today by topping the UK Christmas charts with her smash hit All I Want For Christmas after 26 years.
But with a few weeks of the festive season left, who will be the overall Christmas No.1 in 2020?
Mariah Carey is currently topping the chartsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Who will be Christmas No.1 in 2020?
The race for the UK Christmas No.1 is hotting up now the festive season is well under way.
With plenty of Christmas classics on the current charts – including Wham!, Mariah Carey, The Pogues and Band Aid – it’s possible that Mariah Carey could continue to top the charts for last weeks of December.
Here are the three singles that could make it all the way to No 1 this Christmas.
Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want For Christmas’
Currently standing as the UK No 1 after 26 years, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ is the favourite to win this year’s charts.
Paddy Power puts the beloved Christmas hit – which famously featured in Love, Actually – at 11/8 odds of winning.
Completing a 26-year journey to climb to the top of the charts, when the song was first released in 1994, All I Want For Christmas Is You peaked at Number 2.
The now Christmas classic just missed out on the coveted Number 1 that year to East 17’s Stay Another Day.
All I Want For Christmas first came out 26 years ago
Wham! – ‘Last Christmas’
Currently at No 2 in the UK charts, nostalgic 1980s hit ‘Last Christmas’ is set at 14/1 odds to win the coveted No 1 spot this year.
Written by George Michael and released in 1984, the heartbreaking festive ballad has jumped three spots to get to No 2 and could just pip Mariah Carey to the post.
George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016, which sparked efforts to get Last Christmas to No 1 the following year – but Ed Sheeran eventually won the spot.
Wham was released in 1984
Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’
Ariana Grande’s Positions has dropped by one place and is currently third on the official UK charts – with 12/1 odds of winning at PaddyPower.
Positions is the sixth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande.
Released on October 30, 2020, by Republic Records, it’s the only song recorded this year currently in the top three.
Positions reached the UK No 1 spot in November 2020 and stayed there for six weeks before dropping to No 2.