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Wham!, Kylie Minogue & Band-Aid Holiday Hits Surge on Billboard Global Charts


#But beneath #Carey’s perennial favorite, both of #Billboard’s global charts reveal differences from the mostly #American, and decades-old, holiday classics that have come to light up the #Hot 100 each recent #Yuletide season.

#First up is #Wham!’s “Last #Christmas.” The 1984 single rises to #No. 2 on both the #Global 200 and the #Global #Excl. U.S. charts, while hitting #Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, on the domestic #Holiday 100 and #Hot 100 (as it reaches the latter list’s top 10 for the first time). #Globally, the #George #Michael-penned classic ranks ahead of #Stateside standards by #Brenda #Lee, #Bobby #Helms, #Burl #Ives and #Andy #Williams, all of which crowd the top five of the #Hot 100 below #Carey’s.

#Those top five #Hot 100 hits by #Lee, #Helms, #Ives and #Williams, all released between 1957 and 1965, have peaked higher on the U.S.-based #Hot 100 and #Holiday 100 than either of the global charts, with, notably, #Ives’ “A #Holly #Jolly #Christmas” at #No. 175 on the #Global #Excl. U.S. chart, as opposed to #No. 4 on the #Hot 100.

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#Meanwhile, certain contemporary holiday songs shine brighter globally — those even more recent than #Carey and #Wham!’s songs from the ’80s and ’90s, respectively. “Santa #Tell #Me” by #Ariana #Grande, “It’s #Beginning to #Look a #Lot #Like #Christmas” by #Michael #Bublé, and “Underneath the #Tree” by #Kelly #Clarkson, all released in the 2010s, place at #Nos. 5, 6 and 8 on the #Global 200, respectively. #On the #Hot 100, they rank between #Nos. 12 and 23.

#Further, #Justin #Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” from 2011, is at #Nos. 19 and 21 on the #Global 200 and the #Global #Excl. U.S. chart, while hanging at #No. 40 on the #Holiday 100 and not even on the #Hot 100. (#It’s worth noting that older holiday songs can chart on the #Hot 100 only if ranking in the top 50, per the chart’s recurrent rule. #No such threshold is in place for the global rankings, so the combination of that distinction and each global chart running 200 positions deep helps make for more holiday songs on those lists than on the #Hot 100.)

#In addition to the rising #Christmas classics of the 2010s, certain #British and #Australian acts are overperforming internationally as compared to the U.S. “Driving #Home for #Christmas” by #Chris #Rea and “Do They #Know #It’s #Christmas?” by all-star group #Band-Aid climb to #Nos. 16 and 17 on the #Global #Excl. U.S. chart without cracking the #Hot 100. #Shakin’ #Stevens’ “Merry #Christmas #Everyone” hits the top 40 of both global charts while also remaining absent from the U.S.-based #Hot 100 and #Holiday 100.

#Plus, #Kylie #Minogue has charted with her cover of “Santa #Baby,” at #No. 79 this week on the #Global #Excl. U.S. survey and #No. 196 on the #Global 200. The song was originally made famous by late #American crooner #Eartha #Kitt, and the trends above also adhere to these two versions: #Kitt’s recording outpaces #Minogue’s on the #Global 200, which includes U.S. data, at #No. 57 (again, compared to #Minogue’s #No. 196 rank), while it’s absent on the #Global #Excl. U.S. tally (where #Minogue’s is, again, at #No. 79).

#In the final weeks of 2020, other non-U.S. acts populated the global charts with holiday tracks without any presence on the #Hot 100. #Sia charted with “Snowman” and “Santa’s #Coming for #Us,” the former reaching #No. 18 on the #Global #Excl. U.S. chart and #No. 25 on the #Global 200, and #Elton #John climbed to #No. 55 on the #Global 200 with his 1974 favorite “Step #Into #Christmas.”

#Overall, #Bublé, whose 2011 LP #Christmas ranked in the top 10 of the #Billboard 200 for the 10th consecutive holiday season this year, boasts the most holiday titles of any act on both global charts, with nine on the #Global 200 and four on #Global #Excl. U.S. #Bing #Crosby and #Nat #King #Cole follow on the #Global 200 with four each, while #Carey, #Grande, #Sia, and #Frank #Sinatra tie for runner-up on #Global #Excl. U.S. with two apiece.



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