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The enduring popularity of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You


NEW YORK — If⁤ you’re tired⁤ of hearing Mariah ⁢Carey’s “All I Want for​ Christmas is You” everywhere you‌ go,⁢ you might want to consider avoiding‍ shopping malls and the radio this holiday season. The song has become a staple ⁢of the season, dominating the charts and airwaves for years.

According to Billboard’s Hot ⁢100 chart, the song has claimed ​the No.‍ 1 ⁢spot for the past four years, and it shows‍ no signs of slowing down. In‌ fact, experts predict that it will⁣ soon surpass $100 million in earnings, making it one of the most ⁣successful holiday songs of all time.

But what is it about this song​ that makes it so enduring? According to ​musicologist Joe Bennett, the song’s success ⁣lies in its universal appeal. It works ‍as both a love song and a holiday song, with Carey’s soulful vocals and festive ‌references ‌capturing the spirit of the season.

Behind the Music

While the song’s popularity‍ is undeniable, its creation was not without its challenges. ⁤Co-writer Walter Afanasieff⁤ has spoken out ​about feeling ‌overlooked in ⁣the⁤ song’s ⁣success, claiming that his contributions have been written out of Carey’s narrative.⁤ Despite this, the song remains a holiday classic that continues‍ to resonate with audiences around the ⁢world.

So, whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that⁤ “All ⁤I Want for Christmas is You” has secured its⁤ place in the holiday music canon.⁤ As David Foster ⁣puts ‍it, “that vault is sealed,” and it seems⁣ that this iconic song is here to⁣ stay.

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  1. Disagree, poor grammar: It’s crazy how peeps still love dat Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You. Just can’t stand it, overplayed AF!


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