The impossible became a reality. According to PlayNetwork, the company that provides in-store playlists for more than 400 different brands, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has been dethroned as the most popular seasonal tune to stream in stores. Mariah's instant-classic had been the No. 1 song on repeat in stores since its release in 1994. However, this year, The Shins' cover of Paul McCartney's delightful "Wonderful Christmastime" has taken the top spot.
Strangely enough, the cover ranks higher than the original, which comes in at a very low number 17. The Shins' cover is also not new. It first appeared on the 2012 Holiday Rules compilation featuring music from Sir Paul himself as well as Sharon Van Etten and Calexico, among others. Other popular tracks this holiday season include obscure post-punk group The Waitresses' super-fun "Christmas Wrapping" and Sam Smith's cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
We're sure Mariah is not hurting, though. A 20-year reign is pretty spectacular in our books. Plus, she has the added advantage of knowing her track is a one-of-a-kind original. Bask in the glory of Mariah's timeless classic below.