Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas Song of the Day #25 - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

Christmas Song of the Day #25 - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

One of the most popular and successful Christmas songs ever is Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You". The song has been a huge hit since its release in 1994. Carey included it on her first Christmas album and it has re-appeared on another Christmas album as well as one of her compilation albums.

Surprisingly "All I Want For Christmas is You" was never released as a "single" on a 45 rpm record, CD single or cassette. It was an album track that got tons of airplay since the early days, enough for it to chart on Billboard's specialty holiday charts before a rules change (streaming) finally made it eligible to be published to the Billboard Hot 100. Between 1994 and 2019, "All I Want For Christmas is You" hit various positions on several Billboard charts. It was not until 2019 and early this year, that "All I Want For Christmas" topped the Hot 100 at #1 for the first time. It has the distinction of being the longest span between a song's initial release and hitting its peak at #1....25 years!

Last week "All I Want For Christmas is You" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 again, leaping from the #42 position the week before. Streaming and some digital sales have spiked the huge move. On this week's chart, the song slips to #2 as Taylor Swift's latest single "Willow" make its debut at #1 the first week on the chart.

"All I Want For Christmas is You" has been covered by other artists numerous times over. Some of the cover songs appear below. Have a Merry Christmas!

Cumulative Playlist

Nov. 29 - "Mary Did You Know" - Mat and Savanna Shaw
Nov. 30 - "Being Home For Christmas (2020 version)" - Ivan & Alyosha
Dec. 1 - "Take Me Home For Christmas" - Dan + Shay
Dec. 2 - "Mele Kalikimaka Medley" - Kapena
Dec. 3 - "Rockin 'Round the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
Dec. 4 - "Holidays" - Meghan Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Dec. 5 - "12 Days of Christmas" - Pentatonix
Dec. 6 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" - Mat and Savanna Shaw
Dec. 7 - "Oh Santa!" - Mariah Carey featuring Arianne Grande & Jennifer Hudson
Dec. 8 - "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band
Dec. 9 - "I Believe in Father Christmas" - U2
Dec. 10 - "Blue Christmas" - Elvis Presley
Dec. 11 - "Darling Please Come Home" - Joanne Staples
Dec. 12 - "Mary Did You Know" - One Voice Children's Choir
Dec. 13 - "Christmas Canon" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec. 14 - "Little Saint Nick" - The Beach Boys
Dec. 15 - "Christmas Lu'au" - Kimi Miner and Paula Fuga - Live at Blue Planet Sound
Dec. 16 - "Lit This Year" - Florida Georgia Line
Dec. 17 - "Run Rudolph Run" - Chuck Berry
Dec. 18 - "Here This Christmas" - Gwen Stefani
Dec. 19 - "Candy Cane Lane" - Sia
Dec. 20 - "Carol of the Bells" - Libera
Dec. 21 - "O Holy Night" - Willie K
Dec. 22 - "Last Christmas" - Scott Bradless/Post Modern Jukebox
Dec. 23 - "All I Want For Christmas is You" - Mariah Carey

More Videos

The original 1994 video by Mariah Carey

2014 Cover by Fifth Harmony

2017 Jazz Cover by Robyn Adele Anderson feat. Von Smith

Audio track

Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls But It's All I Want For Christmas Is You By Mariah Carey

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