All I Want for Christmas Is You

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"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Merry Christmas
B-side"Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)"
ReleasedNovember 1, 1994[source?]
Format
  • CD single
  • 7”
  • cassette single
Genre
Length4:01
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Walter Afanasieff
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Anytime Yo3 Need a Friend"
(1994)
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
(1994)
"Joy to the World"
(1994)
"Anytime Yo3 Need a Friend"
(1994)
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
(1994)
"Joy to the World"
(1994)

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is an extremely popular Christmas song first done by Mariah Carey for her fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. It was first released in November 1994. The lyrics of the song declare that the protagonist doesn't care about the Christmas presents or lights and that all she is wanting is to be united alongside her lover for the Christmas holidays. The song has been remixed and covered by other musicians, such as The Cheetah Girls, Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus and John Mayer since it was introduced. Carey wrote and produced the song with her longtime collaborator Walter Afanasieff.

The song's length is 4 minutes and 1 second.

The song has reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. On December 18, 2017, Billboard announced that the song had reached the top ten on the Hot 100 for the first time in the 23 years that the song was released. In 2018, it reached its peak of number three on the Hot 100 and topped the Canadian Hot 100 and Australian Singles Chart.

Popular culture[change | change source]

In December 2016, British talk show host James Corden recorded a version of the song as part of his Carpool Karaoke segment on CBS's The Late Late Show. The video features British musicians Adele, Elton John, and Chris Martin, along with American entertainers Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Carey herself, singing lines from the song. As of December 2017, this version has over 34 million views on YouTube.[1]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (1994–2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[3] 2
Bulgaria[4] 17
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 1
France (SNEP)[8] 2
Germany (Media Control AG)[9] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 3
Italy (FIMI)[11] 34
New Zealand (RIANZ)[12] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 1
Portugal 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 1
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[16] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[17] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 3

References[change | change source]

  1. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016-12-15), 'All I Want for Christmas' Carpool Karaoke, retrieved 2017-12-19
  2. "Australian-charts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien.
  3. "Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.
  4. "All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  5. "Mariah Carey Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Mariah Carey. Prometheus Global Media.
  6. "Danishcharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". Tracklisten. Hung Medien.
  7. "Finnishcharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". Suomen virallinen lista. Hung Medien.
  8. "Lescharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You" (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien.
  9. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. GfK.
  11. "Italiancharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". Top Digital Download. Hung Medien.
  12. "Charts.org.nz – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien.
  13. "Norwegiancharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". VG-lista. Hung Medien.
  14. "Spanishcharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You" Canciones Top 50. Hung Medien.
  15. "Swedishcharts.com – Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien.
  16. "Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien.
  17. "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  18. "Mariah Carey Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Mariah Carey. Prometheus Global Media.