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Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you

All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It was released by Columbia Records as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. Carey co-wrote and co-produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. An uptempo love song, the instrumentation includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals, as well as use of synthesizers. The song’s lyrics declare that the protagonist does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be united with her lover for the holidays. Two music videos were commissioned for the song, both being filmed during the month of December 1993. The song’s primary music video features grainy home footage of Carey, her dogs and family during the holiday season, as well as Carey dressed in a Santa suit frolicking on a snowy mountainside. Then husband Tommy Mottola makes a cameo appearance as Santa Claus, bringing Carey a gift and leaving on a red sleigh. The second video was filmed in black and white format, and features Carey dressed in 1960s style, while paying homage to The Ronettes, alongside back up singers and male dancers. Carey performed “All I Want for Christmas is You” during a slew of live television appearances and tours throughout her career. She first sang it live during the Japanese leg of her Daydream World Tour (1996), Butterfly World Tour (1998) and Charmbracelet World Tour (2002–03), as well as the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade in 2004 and 2010. Both live appearances were aired on ABC. Wikipedia®.

Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you

In terms of airplay (at least in America), this is by far the most successful Christmas song written after 1963, when Bing Crosby recorded “Do You Hear What I Hear?.” The most popular holiday songs on American radio were all written between 1934-1963, with “Sleigh Ride” (1948), usually the most-played. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was not released as a commercial single, serving instead to drive sales of Mariah Carey’s Merry Chirstmas album. On airplay, the song made #12 US when it was first released. It was re-released each of the next two years, making #35 both times and establishing a place on holiday playlists. In 1999, it returned to the chart at #83. In 2010, the song found a new audience with a version by Big Time Rush (as “All I Want For Christmas”) made #124. In 2011, it nicked the charts with recordings by Justin Bieber & Mariah (#86), Michael Bublé (#99), and the Glee Cast (#118). There is one modern Christmas song that has beat this one for US chart position: Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” made #11 in 2011. In the UK, the chart positions are even more impressive. it was prevented from being the 1994 Christmas #1 by “Stay Another Day” by East 17. Thanks to downloads (our friends in the UK tend to buy a lot of music around Christmas), the song made #4 in 2007, #12 in 2008, #18 in 2009 and #22 in 2010. We can’t declare it the most successful UK Christmas song of the modern era because “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” has made #1 in some form three times since 1984. Songfacts®.

Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (w/ Classroom Instruments)

Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you Lyrics:
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas
Is you, you yeah

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don’t need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
You baby

Oh, I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow
And I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe

I won’t make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click

‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do?
Baby all I want for Christmas is you,
You Baby

Oh, all the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air

And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa, won’t you bring me the one I really need?
Won’t you please bring my baby to me?

Oh, I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

Oh, I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is
You, You baby

All I want for Christmas is you, baby. All I want for Christmas is you, baby.
All I want for Christmas is you, baby. All I want for Christmas is you, baby.
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