All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas Is You

Song Information

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a pop song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It is the second track from her fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. It was released by Columbia Records on November 1, 1994 as the album's lead single. The song was written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, both of whom were also the producers. An uptempo love song, the instrumentation includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals. The song's lyrics declare that the singer does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to spend time with her lover. The song's music video was filmed during the 1993 Christmas season. It displays scenes of Carey decorating a Christmas tree, spending time in the snow, and performing other festive activities. Carey sang the song 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, which aired on ABC. Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop/R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut, in 1990, under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola, in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia Records' highest-selling act. Following her separation from Mottola, in 1997, she introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but her popularity was in decline when she left Columbia, in 2001. She signed a record $80 million dollar deal with Virgin Records, only to be dropped from the label and bought out of her contract in the following year. This radical turn of events was due to the highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception that was given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002, Carey signed with Island Records, and, after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of pop music, in 2005, with her album, The Emancipation of Mimi.
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All I Want for Christmas Is You

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