MARIAH GOES NUMBER ONE
This is the first Christmas in which singles available only as downloads have been eligible to chart in the UK, and it has had a massive effect on seasonal titles, with 10 in the Top 40, 17 in the Top 75 and 44 in the Top 200 - all record tallies.
The song which has come out top of the list is Mariah's "All I Want For Christmas Is You", which jumps 8-4 this week, with sales up a further 46.4% at 19,453. In 1994 "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was certified gold in the UK, with shipment of over 400,000 units. By the close of play 16 December 2007 cumulative sales stood at 471,521 units, based on sales records beginning in 1995. On the Official UK Download Chart, the song jumps six places from number 7 to claim the number 1 spot.