The observe’s revival will be attributed to annual good points for yuletide hits throughout the vacation season. The tune debuted on the Scorching 100 throughout the 2016 vacation season, 52 years after its launch, and has re-entered yearly since. The tune first hit a No. 4 excessive over the 2019 holidays, and has returned to its peak in every of the final two years. This 12 months is very notable in that it brings the tune’s highest re-entry, because it turns into the primary vacation tune ever to re-enter within the prime 10.
How uncommon is it for songs to return to the Scorching 100 all the way in which within the prime 10? Fairly uncommon. Within the chart’s 64-year historical past, “A Holly Jolly Christmas” is simply the ninth tune to re-enter straight within the prime 10.
Usually, songs make regular runs up and down the Scorching 100, although in newer years it’s develop into extra frequent for titles to debut at excessive ranks because of splashy streaming debuts after which decline, with many additionally regaining their footing on the chart as their radio airplay solidifies.
Scorching 100 guidelines forestall most catalog titles from returning or debuting if under No. 50. Descending titles are faraway from the Scorching 100 after 20 weeks on the chart if under No. 50 or after 52 weeks if under No. 25. To re-enter after having graduated to recurrent standing, a tune should garner sufficient chart factors, with a notable motive for its resurgence.
That is all to say that, for older titles, it’s typically tough to re-enter the Scorching 100 and compete with newer songs producing hefty radio airplay and streaming figures. It’s even harder to immediately re-enter within the prime 10.
The choose songs which have achieved the feat of re-entering the Scorching 100 within the prime 10 have, for probably the most half, gained newfound curiosity after artists have been prominently within the information, carried out on huge phases or scored a notable synch, as Kate Bush did earlier this 12 months when “Operating Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” was featured in Netflix’s Stranger Issues.
Right here’s a take a look at all 9 songs which have re-entered the Scorching 100 within the prime 10, listed chronologically:
Extra reporting by Gary Belief
Artist Billing, Title, Chart Date (Scorching 100 Re-entry Rank):