Mariah Carey’s Best Christmas Song Is Not What You Think but You’ll Probably Disagree
The Queen of Christmas had thawed out and brought the Christmas spirit to the world once again.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is a classic that had no business blowing up the way it has over the past few years. I'm pretty sure we can thank TikTok for making it so damn trendy. It was also unseated from its usual No. 1 spot this week by Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, which took 65 years to become the top song in the country.
If you haven't already guessed, I think "All I Want for Christmas" is just OK. I'm also well aware that these are fighting words.
As a DJ, I've seen the power "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has over the crowd. People lose their minds when they hear Carey's voice crack through the speakers and although I'll never understand the hype, I'm happy to see the joy on the dancefloor.
Now, before you cancel me, I'm not saying it's a bad song, it's just not Mariah's best holiday song. My "go-to" Mariah Carey Christmas song isn't even her own. It's also been covered by Michael Bublé, U2 and a host of other stars. It's called "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and it brings all the nostalgic feels.
Originally sung by Darlene Love, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" is a classic that kickstarts the holiday spirit. The song took about six decades to land on the Billboard Hot 100, climbing to No. 16 in January 2022.
Influencers such as Carey and U2 most likely helped the spike of popularity, but it's always been my favorite Christmas song of all time, right next to "Dominick the Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey)," but that's a story for another day.
I understand that not everyone will agree with my take but all I want for Christmas is less "All I Want For Christmas."
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