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)

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a widely 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 four minutes and one second. 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 number three on the Hot 100 and topped the Canadian Hot 100 and Australian Singles Chart.

On December 16, 2019, Billboard announced that, after 25 years of release, the song had reached number one on the Hot 100, marking Carey's 19th chart-topper, extending her record as the soloist with the most US number-ones in history.[1]

After peaking at number two, the song topped the UK Singles Chart on December 11, 2020.[2]

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 January 2021, this version has over 49 million views on YouTube.[3]

Charts[change | change source]

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