Written in 15 minutes…
Christmas that you also love are approaching, with holiday songs being heard everywhere again this year, these beautiful melodies enchanting us every time we listen to them and conveying this festive atmosphere to us even more. Besides, wouldn’t Christmas be half the time without music? Correctly;
Surely, every time and every year that Christmas approaches you can’t help but have heard countless times on the radio, in shops, in the supermarket and generally everywhere everyone’s favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
Apart from its beautiful melody, did you know its story? Check out 10 things you didn’t know about everyone’s favorite ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ below.
- Mariah broke Billboard records
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” topped and stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, with the most streams on Spotify within 24 hours (over 1 million as of 12/25/2019). Mariah became the first woman ever to have three songs reign at number one for double-digit weeks. He’s also the third artist ever to do so, with Boyz II Men and Drake being the other two.
- It was Mariah’s first #1 on the Rolling Stone Top 100
In December 2019, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” topped the Rolling Stone Top 100, becoming Mariah’s first number one song on the chart.
- Written in 15 minutes
Mariah wrote this whole thing in about 15 minutes. He co-wrote the hit holiday song with veteran songwriter Walter Afanasieff, who says the speed with which they wrote it is the secret to the song’s success. “It’s definitely not Swan Lake,” he said. “But that’s why it’s so popular – because it’s so simple and delicious!”
- It is the second song with the same title
Mariah is a true authority, but the title of this song? Not so much. Vince Vance & The Valiants had released a song called ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’. Later, she also named hers that way, but as songs they are not at all similar.
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- Merry Christmas was the first holiday album
At first, Mariah didn’t want to do another Christmas album. Merry Christmas was her first holiday song and the fourth album of her hugely successful career. Everyone’s favorite singer went full Christmas.
- It is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time
The song is the iconic singer’s biggest international hit, selling more than 16 million copies worldwide and the 11th best-selling single of all time.
- There is no real band playing
Afanasieff organized it all on his computer. The only ones really involved were Mariah and her singers.
- It is an international success
It was commercially successful in many countries, topping the charts in Hungary, reaching #2 in Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK, and reaching the Top 10 in several other countries.
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- He has won three Guinness World Records for singing
The highest charting song on the Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist, the most streamed song on Spotify in 24 hours and the most weeks in the Top 10 of the UK singles chart for a Christmas song.
- Mariah in 2019 released it renewed
The album Merry Christmas was re-released a few years ago in 2019, a little more updated in another version. Mariah also released unreleased footage for a new music video.
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